when recording voice via sound recorder playback slow and distorted

Asked by Tony Ware on 2012-04-10

I have an external mic to use with Skype, but when I record voice via Sound Recorder the playback is slow and distorted. I am using an HP G60 laptop with Ubuntu 11.10.

Thaks in anticipation

Tony

Question information

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Status:
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For:
Ubuntu alsa-driver Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-04-10
Last query:
2012-04-10
Last reply:
2012-04-10
hexafraction (rarkenin) said : #1

What kind of sound card do you have? It could possibly be the ALSA drivers

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #2

Hi, I have an 'nvidia' card

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #3

On 10/04/12 14:15, Robert Arkenin wrote:
> Your question #193182 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/193182
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Robert Arkenin requested more information:
> What kind of sound card do you have? It could possibly be the ALSA
> drivers
>
Hi, I have an 'nvidia' card

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #4

On 10/04/12 14:15, Robert Arkenin wrote:
> Your question #193182 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/193182
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Robert Arkenin requested more information:
> What kind of sound card do you have? It could possibly be the ALSA
> drivers
>
  hal.1: read hal dataprocess 4070: arguments to dbus_move_error() were
incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))"
failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name
org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
17: PCI 07.0: 0403 Audio device
   [Created at pci.318]
   Unique ID: M71A.fSQZAcZzQX5
   SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.0
   SysFS BusID: 0000:00:07.0
   Hardware Class: sound
   Model: "nVidia MCP78S [GeForce 8200] High Definition Audio"
   Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation"
   Device: pci 0x0774 "MCP78S [GeForce 8200] High Definition Audio"
   SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
   SubDevice: pci 0x360a
   Revision: 0xa1
   Driver: "HDA Intel"
   Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
   Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xc0003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
   IRQ: 20 (591 events)
   Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd00000774sv0000103Csd0000360Abc04sc03i00"
   Driver Info #0:
     Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
     Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
   Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
tony@tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC:~$

Can you give the output of:

wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && chmod +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh

Thanks

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #6

On 10/04/12 17:05, actionparsnip wrote:
> wget -O alsa-info.shhttp://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && chmod
> +x ./alsa-info.sh&& ./alsa-info.sh
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
tony@tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC:~$ wget -O alsa-info.sh
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && chmod
--2012-04-10 17:10:56-- http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh
Resolving www.alsa-project.org... 77.48.224.243
Connecting to www.alsa-project.org|77.48.224.243|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location:
http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-driver.git;a=blob_plain;f=utils/alsa-info.sh
[following]
--2012-04-10 17:10:56--
http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-driver.git;a=blob_plain;f=utils/alsa-info.sh
Resolving git.alsa-project.org... 77.48.224.243
Reusing existing connection to www.alsa-project.org:80.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/plain]
Saving to: `alsa-info.sh'

     [ <=> ] 27,247 136K/s in
0.2s

2012-04-10 17:10:57 (136 KB/s) - `alsa-info.sh' saved [27247]

chmod: missing operand
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
tony@tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC:~$ +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh

ok run:

chmod +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh

Upload to the server and a URL will be created.

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #8

On 10/04/12 17:45, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #193182 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/193182
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> ok run:
>
> chmod +x ./alsa-info.sh&& ./alsa-info.sh
>
> Upload to the server and a URL will be created.
>
This script visits the following commands/files to collect diagnostic
information about your ALSA installation and sound related hardware.

   dmesg
   lspci
   lsmod
   aplay
   amixer
   alsactl
   /proc/asound/
   /sys/class/sound/
   ~/.asoundrc (etc.)

See './alsa-info.sh --help' for command line options.

Automatically upload ALSA information to www.alsa-project.org? [y/N] : y
Uploading information to www.alsa-project.org ... Done!

Your ALSA information is located at
http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=7d2b00fcd8c1dffc290d9a91503f6c4204e2ca82

Please inform the person helping you.

Thanks, what do I do now?

Regards Tony

!!################################
!!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.60
!!################################

!!Script ran on: Tue Apr 10 16:48:48 UTC 2012

!!Linux Distribution
!!------------------

Ubuntu 11.10 \n \l DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"

!!DMI Information
!!---------------

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Product Name: HP G60 Notebook PC
Product Version: F.24

!!Kernel Information
!!------------------

Kernel release: 3.0.0-17-generic
Operating System: GNU/Linux
Architecture: i686
Processor: athlon
SMP Enabled: Yes

!!ALSA Version
!!------------

Driver version: 1.0.24
Library version: 1.0.24.1
Utilities version: 1.0.24.2

!!Loaded ALSA modules
!!-------------------

snd_hda_intel

!!Sound Servers on this system
!!----------------------------

Pulseaudio:
      Installed - Yes (/usr/bin/pulseaudio)
      Running - Yes

ESound Daemon:
      Installed - Yes (/usr/bin/esd)
      Running - No

!!Soundcards recognised by ALSA
!!-----------------------------

 0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xc0000000 irq 20

!!PCI Soundcards installed in the system
!!--------------------------------------

00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)

!!Advanced information - PCI Vendor/Device/Subsystem ID's
!!--------------------------------------------------------

00:07.0 0403: 10de:0774 (rev a1)
 Subsystem: 103c:360a

!!Modprobe options (Sound related)
!!--------------------------------

snd-atiixp-modem: index=-2
snd-intel8x0m: index=-2
snd-via82xx-modem: index=-2
snd-usb-audio: index=-2
snd-usb-caiaq: index=-2
snd-usb-ua101: index=-2
snd-usb-us122l: index=-2
snd-usb-usx2y: index=-2
snd-cmipci: mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
snd-pcsp: index=-2
snd-usb-audio: index=-2

!!Loaded sound module options
!!--------------------------

!!Module: snd_hda_intel
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 beep_mode : 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
 enable : Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y
 enable_msi : -1
 id : (null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null)
 index : -1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1
 model : (null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null)
 patch : (null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null)
 position_fix : 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
 power_save : 0
 power_save_controller : Y
 probe_mask : -1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1
 probe_only : 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
 single_cmd : N

!!HDA-Intel Codec information
!!---------------------------
--startcollapse--

Codec: Conexant CX20561 (Hermosa)
Address: 0
AFG Function Id: 0x1 (unsol 1)
MFG Function Id: 0x2 (unsol 1)
Vendor Id: 0x14f15051
Subsystem Id: 0x103c360a
Revision Id: 0x100000
Modem Function Group: 0x2
Default PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=4, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=1, wake=0
  IO[0]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0, unsol=0
  IO[1]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0, unsol=0
  IO[2]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0, unsol=0
  IO[3]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0, unsol=0
Node 0x10 [Audio Output] wcaps 0xc1d: Stereo Amp-Out R/L
  Control: name="Speaker Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Device: name="CONEXANT Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x4a, nsteps=0x4a, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x3a 0x3a]
  Converter: stream=5, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x11 [Audio Output] wcaps 0xc1d: Stereo Amp-Out R/L
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x4a, nsteps=0x4a, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x3a 0x3a]
  Converter: stream=5, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x12 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x5]: PCM AC3
Node 0x13 [Beep Generator Widget] wcaps 0x70000c: Mono Amp-Out
  Control: name="Beep Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=1, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Beep Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=1, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x03, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x17, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00]
Node 0x14 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x100d1b: Stereo Amp-In R/L
  Control: name="Internal Mic Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=1, ofs=0
  Device: name="CONEXANT Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x4a, nsteps=0x50, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Converter: stream=1, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 2
     0x1d 0x17*
Node 0x15 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x100d1b: Stereo Amp-In R/L
  Control: name="Mic Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x4a, nsteps=0x50, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x4d 0x4d]
  Converter: stream=1, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x18
Node 0x16 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x0000001c: OUT HP Detect
  Pin Default 0x01214040: [Jack] HP Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Green
    DefAssociation = 0x4, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP
  Unsolicited: tag=37, enabled=1
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 2
     0x10 0x11*
Node 0x17 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40048b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Internal Mic Boost Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x04, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x04 0x04]
  Pincap 0x00001224: IN Detect
    Vref caps: 50 80
  Pin Default 0x97a70120: [Fixed] Mic at Int Riser
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x18 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40048b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Mic Boost Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x04, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x03 0x03]
  Pincap 0x00001224: IN Detect
    Vref caps: 50 80
  Pin Default 0x01a19030: [Jack] Mic at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Pink
    DefAssociation = 0x3, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=38, enabled=1
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x19 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 2
     0x10 0x11*
Node 0x1a [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400501: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00010010: OUT EAPD
  EAPD 0x2: EAPD
  Pin Default 0x92170110: [Fixed] Speaker at Int Front
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 2
     0x10* 0x11
Node 0x1b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400500: Mono
  Pincap 0x00010010: OUT EAPD
  EAPD 0x2: EAPD
  Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 2
     0x10* 0x11
Node 0x1c [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400701: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
  Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x12
Node 0x1d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40040b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x04, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x1e [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Codec: Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI
Address: 3
AFG Function Id: 0x1 (unsol 0)
Vendor Id: 0x10de0002
Subsystem Id: 0x10de0101
Revision Id: 0x100000
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
    rates [0x0]:
    bits [0x0]:
    formats [0x0]:
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=0, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=0, wake=0
Node 0x04 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Control: name="IEC958 Playback Con Mask", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="IEC958 Playback Pro Mask", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="IEC958 Playback Default", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="IEC958 Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
  Device: name="HDMI 0", type="HDMI", device=3
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital: Enabled
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0xc0]: 48000 88200
    bits [0xf]: 8 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x05 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x18560110: [Jack] Digital Out at Int HDMI
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x04
Node 0x06 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0xc0]: 48000 88200
    bits [0xf]: 8 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x07 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x58560121: [N/A] Digital Out at Int HDMI
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x1
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x06
Node 0x08 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0xc0]: 48000 88200
    bits [0xf]: 8 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x09 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x58560122: [N/A] Digital Out at Int HDMI
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x2
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x08
Node 0x0a [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0xc0]: 48000 88200
    bits [0xf]: 8 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x0b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x58560123: [N/A] Digital Out at Int HDMI
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x3
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x0a
Node 0x0c [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0xc0]: 48000 88200
    bits [0xf]: 8 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x0d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x58560124: [N/A] Digital Out at Int HDMI
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x4
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x0c
--endcollapse--

!!ALSA Device nodes
!!-----------------

crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 7 Apr 10 16:18 /dev/snd/controlC0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 6 Apr 10 16:18 /dev/snd/hwC0D0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 5 Apr 10 16:18 /dev/snd/hwC0D3
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 4 Apr 10 16:28 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 3 Apr 10 17:47 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 2 Apr 10 16:19 /dev/snd/pcmC0D3p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 1 Apr 10 16:18 /dev/snd/seq
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 33 Apr 10 16:18 /dev/snd/timer

/dev/snd/by-path:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Apr 10 16:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 220 Apr 10 16:18 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Apr 10 16:18 pci-0000:00:07.0 -> ../controlC0

!!Aplay/Arecord output
!!------------

APLAY

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ARECORD

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

!!Amixer output
!!-------------

!!-------Mixer controls for card 0 [NVidia]

Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xc0000000 irq 20'
  Mixer name : 'Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI'
  Components : 'HDA:14f15051,103c360a,00100000 HDA:10de0002,10de0101,00100000'
  Controls : 15
  Simple ctrls : 11
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 74
  Mono: Playback 58 [78%] [-16.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 74
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 74 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 74 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 74
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 74 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 74 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 254 [100%] [0.20dB]
  Front Right: Playback 254 [100%] [0.20dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: cvolume penum
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 80
  Front Left: Capture 77 [96%] [3.00dB]
  Front Right: Capture 77 [96%] [3.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 4
  Front Left: 3 [75%] [30.00dB]
  Front Right: 3 [75%] [30.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 3
  Mono: Playback 2 [67%] [-6.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Enabled'
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic',0
  Capabilities: cvolume penum
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 80
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-74.00dB]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-74.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 4
  Front Left: 4 [100%] [40.00dB]
  Front Right: 4 [100%] [40.00dB]

!!Alsactl output
!!-------------

--startcollapse--
state.NVidia {
 control.1 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Speaker Playback Volume'
  value.0 74
  value.1 74
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 74'
   dbmin -7400
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.2 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Playback Volume'
  value.0 74
  value.1 74
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 74'
   dbmin -7400
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.3 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Auto-Mute Mode'
  value Enabled
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type ENUMERATED
   count 1
   item.0 Disabled
   item.1 Enabled
  }
 }
 control.4 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Internal Mic Boost Volume'
  value.0 4
  value.1 4
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 4'
   dbmin 0
   dbmax 4000
   dbvalue.0 4000
   dbvalue.1 4000
  }
 }
 control.5 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Internal Mic Capture Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 80'
   dbmin -7400
   dbmax 600
   dbvalue.0 -7400
   dbvalue.1 -7400
  }
 }
 control.6 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Boost Volume'
  value.0 3
  value.1 3
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 4'
   dbmin 0
   dbmax 4000
   dbvalue.0 3000
   dbvalue.1 3000
  }
 }
 control.7 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Capture Volume'
  value.0 77
  value.1 77
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 80'
   dbmin -7400
   dbmax 600
   dbvalue.0 300
   dbvalue.1 300
  }
 }
 control.8 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Volume'
  value 58
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 74'
   dbmin -7400
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 -1600
  }
 }
 control.9 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Beep Playback Volume'
  value 2
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 3'
   dbmin -1800
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 -600
  }
 }
 control.10 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Beep Playback Switch'
  value true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.11 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'IEC958 Playback Con Mask'
  value '0fff000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
  comment {
   access read
   type IEC958
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.12 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'IEC958 Playback Pro Mask'
  value '0f00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
  comment {
   access read
   type IEC958
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.13 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'IEC958 Playback Default'
  value '0400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type IEC958
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.14 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
  value true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.15 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'PCM Playback Volume'
  value.0 254
  value.1 254
  comment {
   access 'read write user'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 255'
   tlv '0000000100000008ffffec1400000014'
   dbmin -5100
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 -20
   dbvalue.1 -20
  }
 }
}
--endcollapse--

!!All Loaded Modules
!!------------------

Module
bnep
rfcomm
bluetooth
vesafb
parport_pc
ppdev
nvidia
snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_hda_codec_conexant
binfmt_misc
joydev
hp_wmi
sparse_keymap
snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec
snd_hwdep
snd_pcm
arc4
snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi
snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq
video
snd_timer
wmi
ath9k
psmouse
mac80211
snd_seq_device
uvcvideo
serio_raw
ath9k_common
videodev
ath9k_hw
usbhid
hid
snd
ath
cfg80211
k10temp
shpchp
soundcore
i2c_nforce2
snd_page_alloc
lp
parport
ums_realtek
usb_storage
uas
ahci
libahci
forcedeth
pata_amd

!!Sysfs Files
!!-----------

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/init_pin_configs:
0x16 0x01214040
0x17 0x97a70120
0x18 0x01a19030
0x19 0x400001f0
0x1a 0x92170110
0x1b 0x400001f0
0x1c 0x400001f0
0x1d 0x400001f0

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/driver_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/user_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/init_verbs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D3/init_pin_configs:
0x05 0x18560110
0x07 0x58560121
0x09 0x58560122
0x0b 0x58560123
0x0d 0x58560124

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D3/driver_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D3/user_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D3/init_verbs:

!!ALSA/HDA dmesg
!!------------------

[ 18.173369] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAZA] enabled at IRQ 20
[ 18.173394] HDA Intel 0000:00:07.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LAZA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 18.173400] hda_intel: Disabling MSI
[ 18.173456] HDA Intel 0000:00:07.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 18.255823] input: HP WMI hotkeys as /devices/virtual/input/input9
--
[ 18.508159] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 18.805288] hda_codec: CX20561 (Hermosa): BIOS auto-probing.
[ 18.988595] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.0, id: 0x1a0b1, caps: 0xd04711/0xa00000/0x20000

Try:

echo "options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Rebot to test

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #11

Excelent service, thanks

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #12

On 10/04/12 19:55, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #193182 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/193182
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try:
>
> echo "options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro" | sudo tee -a
> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
>
> Rebot to test
>
Thanks very much for your trouble, sound is now OK.

Regards

Tony

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #13

Thanks for all your help

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #14

On 10/04/12 19:55, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #193182 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/193182
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try:
>
> echo "options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro" | sudo tee -a
> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
>
> Rebot to test
>
Hi
The above code worked for me the other day. When I attempted to use
sound recorder today the playback had returned to slow very slow.

Regards

Tony