Codec + Mixer: Realtek ALC861 - Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller 8086:27d8 (rev 02) - very low sound volume on Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Asked by Richard A on 2014-10-09

I can only get very low volume sound from my A105 Toshiba Laptop

Debug Info:

rpa@dinghy:~$ wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && chmod +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh
--2014-10-09 09:36:18-- http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh
Resolving www.alsa-project.org (www.alsa-project.org)... 77.48.224.243
Connecting to www.alsa-project.org (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-utils.git;a=blob_plain;f=alsa-info/alsa-info.sh [following]
--2014-10-09 09:36:18-- http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-utils.git;a=blob_plain;f=alsa-info/alsa-info.sh
Resolving git.alsa-project.org (git.alsa-project.org)... 77.48.224.243
Connecting to git.alsa-project.org (git.alsa-project.org)|77.48.224.243|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [application/x-sh]
Saving to: ‘alsa-info.sh’

    [ <=> ] 27,812 170KB/s in 0.2s

2014-10-09 09:36:19 (170 KB/s) - ‘alsa-info.sh’ saved [27812]

ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64
--------------------------------

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=91b6872455781c7978517b7c0e96e0041f2f3bd3

Please inform the person helping you.

rpa@dinghy:~$ bash alsa-info.sh --stdout
upload=true&script=true&cardinfo=
!!################################
!!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64
!!################################

!!Script ran on: Thu Oct 9 13:37:48 UTC 2014

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

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS \n \l DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS" NAME="Ubuntu" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"

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

Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Product Name: Satellite A105
Product Version: PSAA8U-06200J
Firmware Version: 1.50

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

Kernel release: 3.13.0-37-generic
Operating System: GNU/Linux
Architecture: i686
Processor: i686
SMP Enabled: Yes

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

Driver version: k3.13.0-37-generic
Library version: 1.0.27.2
Utilities version: 1.0.27.2

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

snd_hda_intel

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

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

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

 0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xdc240000 irq 44

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

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
07:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

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

00:1b.0 0403: 8086:27d8 (rev 02)
 Subsystem: 1179:ff10

!!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
 align_buffer_size : -1
 bdl_pos_adj : 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
 beep_mode : N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N,N
 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
 jackpoll_ms : 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
 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 : -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
 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
 snoop : Y

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

Codec: Realtek ALC861
Address: 0
AFG Function Id: 0x1 (unsol 0)
Vendor Id: 0x10ec0861
Subsystem Id: 0x11791205
Revision Id: 0x100300
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
    rates [0x140]: 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
State of AFG node 0x01:
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
GPIO: io=0, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=0, wake=0
Node 0x03 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x405: Stereo Amp-Out
  Device: name="ALC861 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x04 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x405: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x05 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x405: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x06 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x405: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x07 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x605: Stereo Digital Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  IEC Coding Type: 0x0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x08 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10051b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Capture Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Device: name="ALC861 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x02, nsteps=0x0d, stepsize=0x0b, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x0d 0x0d]
  Converter: stream=4, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x140]: 48000 96000
    bits [0x2]: 16
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 6
     0x0d 0x0c* 0x0f 0x10 0x11 0x15
Node 0x09 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x0a [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x0b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Control: name="Line Out Phantom Jack", index=0, device=0
  Pincap 0x0000001f: OUT HP Detect Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x01014110: [Jack] Line Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Green
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x16
Node 0x0c [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Control: name="Line Phantom Jack", index=0, device=0
  Pincap 0x00000037: IN OUT Detect Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x9983012e: [Fixed] Line In at Int ATAPI
    Conn = ATAPI, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0xe
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x19
Node 0x0d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Control: name="Mic Phantom Jack", index=0, device=0
  Pincap 0x00000337: IN OUT Detect Trigger ImpSense
    Vref caps: HIZ 50
  Pin Default 0x01a19920: [Jack] Mic at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Pink
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x21: IN VREF_50
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x18
Node 0x0e [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000017: OUT Detect Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x19
Node 0x0f [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x0000033f: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger ImpSense
    Vref caps: HIZ 50
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x1a
Node 0x10 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x0000033f: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger ImpSense
    Vref caps: HIZ 50
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x1b
Node 0x11 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
  Control: name="CD Phantom Jack", index=0, device=0
  Pincap 0x00000063: IN Balanced Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x99330121: [Fixed] CD at Int ATAPI
    Conn = ATAPI, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x1
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
Node 0x12 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400301: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Connection: 1
     0x07
Node 0x13 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x14 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 2
     0x0d 0x10
Node 0x15 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20050f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Mic Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=1, ofs=0
  Control: name="Mic Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=1, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=2, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=2, ofs=0
  Control: name="CD Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="CD Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x0c, nsteps=0x17, stepsize=0x0b, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x0c, nsteps=0x0c, stepsize=0x0b, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x0c 0x0c]
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 3
     0x11 0x14 0x1c
Node 0x16 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Master Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=2, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x03 0x15
Node 0x17 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 2
     0x04 0x15
Node 0x18 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 2
     0x05 0x15
Node 0x19 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 2
     0x06 0x15
Node 0x1a [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 4
     0x04 0x06 0x15 0x03
Node 0x1b [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 4
     0x04 0x06 0x15 0x03
Node 0x1c [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 2
     0x0c 0x0f
Node 0x1d [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x1e [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x1f [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000017: OUT Detect Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x18
Node 0x20 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400581: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000017: OUT Detect Trigger ImpSense
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Power states: D0 D1 D2 D3
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
  Connection: 1
     0x17
Node 0x21 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x22 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x23 [Beep Generator Widget] wcaps 0x70000c: Mono Amp-Out
  Control: name="Beep Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Beep Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x0f, nsteps=0x0f, stepsize=0x0b, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x8f]
Codec: LSI Si3054
Address: 1
MFG Function Id: 0x2 (unsol 1)
Vendor Id: 0x11c13026
Subsystem Id: 0x11790001
Revision Id: 0x100700
Modem Function Group: 0x1
--endcollapse--

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

crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 8 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/controlC0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 7 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/hwC0D0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 6 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/hwC0D1
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 5 Oct 9 09:33 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 4 Oct 9 09:34 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 3 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/pcmC0D6c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 2 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/pcmC0D6p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 1 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/seq
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 33 Oct 9 09:32 /dev/snd/timer

/dev/snd/by-path:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Oct 9 09:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 240 Oct 9 09:32 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 9 09:32 pci-0000:00:1b.0 -> ../controlC0

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

APLAY

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC861 Analog [ALC861 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 6: Si3054 Modem [Si3054 Modem]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ARECORD

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC861 Analog [ALC861 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 6: Si3054 Modem [Si3054 Modem]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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

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

Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xdc240000 irq 44'
  Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC861'
  Components : 'HDA:10ec0861,11791205,00100300 HDA:11c13026,11790001,00100700'
  Controls : 23
  Simple ctrls : 9
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback [on]
  Front Right: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 23
  Mono: Capture [on]
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 23
  Mono: Capture [off]
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 23
  Mono: Capture [off]
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-36.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 15
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 15 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 15 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 13
  Front Left: Capture 13 [100%] [33.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 13 [100%] [33.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Caller ID',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Off-hook',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]

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

--startcollapse--
state.Intel {
 control.1 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.2 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 23'
   dbmin -3600
   dbmax 3300
   dbvalue.0 -3600
   dbvalue.1 -3600
  }
 }
 control.3 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.4 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 23'
   dbmin -3600
   dbmax 3300
   dbvalue.0 -3600
   dbvalue.1 -3600
  }
 }
 control.5 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.6 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'CD Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 23'
   dbmin -3600
   dbmax 3300
   dbvalue.0 -3600
   dbvalue.1 -3600
  }
 }
 control.7 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'CD Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.8 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Source'
  value Line
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type ENUMERATED
   count 1
   item.0 Mic
   item.1 Line
   item.2 CD
  }
 }
 control.9 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Volume'
  value.0 13
  value.1 13
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 13'
   dbmin -600
   dbmax 3300
   dbvalue.0 3300
   dbvalue.1 3300
  }
 }
 control.10 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.11 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Mic Phantom Jack'
  value true
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.12 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line Phantom Jack'
  value true
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.13 {
  iface CARD
  name 'CD Phantom Jack'
  value true
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.14 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line Out Phantom Jack'
  value true
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.15 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Beep Playback Volume'
  value.0 15
  value.1 15
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 15'
   dbmin -4500
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.16 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Beep Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.17 {
  iface PCM
  name 'Playback Channel Map'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access read
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 36'
  }
 }
 control.18 {
  iface PCM
  name 'Capture Channel Map'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access read
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 36'
  }
 }
 control.19 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Off-hook Switch'
  value false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.20 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Caller ID Switch'
  value false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.21 {
  iface PCM
  device 6
  name 'Playback Channel Map'
  value 0
  comment {
   access read
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 36'
  }
 }
 control.22 {
  iface PCM
  device 6
  name 'Capture Channel Map'
  value 0
  comment {
   access read
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 36'
  }
 }
 control.23 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'PCM Playback Volume'
  value.0 255
  value.1 255
  comment {
   access 'read write user'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 255'
   tlv '0000000100000008ffffec1400000014'
   dbmin -5100
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
}
--endcollapse--

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

Module
ctr
ccm
bnep
rfcomm
bluetooth
snd_hda_codec_si3054
snd_hda_codec_realtek
hid_logitech_dj
usbhid
snd_hda_intel
arc4
hid
snd_hda_codec
iwl3945
coretemp
snd_hwdep
iwlegacy
snd_pcm
mac80211
kvm_intel
snd_page_alloc
i915
snd_seq_midi
kvm
snd_seq_midi_event
cfg80211
pcmcia
snd_rawmidi
snd_seq
joydev
yenta_socket
pcmcia_rsrc
tifm_7xx1
serio_raw
snd_seq_device
drm_kms_helper
tifm_core
pcmcia_core
snd_timer
drm
lpc_ich
snd
i2c_algo_bit
soundcore
video
mac_hid
parport_pc
ppdev
lp
parport
firewire_ohci
e100
firewire_core
sdhci_pci
mii
psmouse
sdhci
crc_itu_t

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

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/init_pin_configs:
0x0b 0x01014110
0x0c 0x9983012e
0x0d 0x01a19920
0x0e 0x411111f0
0x0f 0x411111f0
0x10 0x411111f0
0x11 0x99330121
0x12 0x411111f0
0x1f 0x411111f0
0x20 0x411111f0

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/driver_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/user_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/init_verbs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/hints:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D1/init_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D1/driver_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D1/user_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D1/init_verbs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D1/hints:

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

[ 15.418859] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
[ 15.419176] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 15.609402] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid

rpa@dinghy:~$ uname -r
3.13.0-37-generic
rpa@dinghy:~$

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu alsa-driver Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2014-10-11
Last query:
2014-10-11
Last reply:
2014-10-10

Have you checked the Sound application in Dash and checked all levels are cranked and unmuted?

Richard A (rich-b) said : #2

Yes everything is cranked to maximum. The best I get is very low (barely audible).

If you run:

alsamixer

Are all levels cranked and unmuted? Use cursors to change and edit channels, M to un/mute and ESC to exit. Also use F6 to make sure the right output device is selected.

Please run the following command in a Terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Using the gedit editor, scroll down and add the following configuration line at the end of the file:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto

Then reboot your PC and retest sound output using headphones and speakers.

Test all audio jacks at the front and the back of your PC.

Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/93859

Richard A (rich-b) said : #5

Thanks! Fixed!

Richard A (rich-b) said : #6

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.