No sound playing games/ Ok for music/ Tests ok

Asked by David McWilliams on 2012-10-26

No sound when playing games. Toggle "s" does not have any effect.
Speakers working. Can play music files.
Sound test ok. Sound effects ok.
Running Ubuntu 12.04 (New to Ubuntu)

Question information

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Ubuntu pulseaudio Edit question
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actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-10-28
Last query:
2012-10-28
Last reply:
2012-10-27

what games are you having issues with?

On 10/26/2012 06:41 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #212354 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/212354
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> what games are you having issues with?
>
Galaga, mines, kbreakout for example. All downloaded from Ubuntu
software center.

Thanks,
Dave

If you run:

killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*

Then wait 10 seconds and then use the apps, do you get sound?

On 10/26/2012 08:26 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #212354 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/212354
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> If you run:
>
> killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*
>
> Then wait 10 seconds and then use the apps, do you get sound?
>
copied and pasted and ran in terminal. No change.
Thanks

What is 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

On 10/27/2012 09:41 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #212354 on pulseaudio in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+question/212354
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is 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
>
> Not sure if this helps.
sa-info.sh && chmod
--2012-10-27 11:29:02-- 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-driver.git;a=blob_plain;hb=refs/heads/build;f=alsa/utils/alsa-info.sh
[following]
--2012-10-27 11:29:05--
http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-driver.git;a=blob_plain;hb=refs/heads/build;f=alsa/utils/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'

     [ <=> ] 27,785 --.-K/s in 0.1s

2012-10-27 11:29:05 (187 KB/s) - `alsa-info.sh' saved [27785]

chmod: missing operand
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$ +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh

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

On 10/27/2012 11:50 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #212354 on pulseaudio in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+question/212354
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> chmod +x ./alsa-info.sh && ./alsa-info.sh --upload
>
Your ALSA information is located at
http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=5f5e739e62060d1ad5892b964021a81a72937cdf

Please inform the person helping you.

david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$

!!################################
!!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.61
!!################################

!!Script ran on: Sat Oct 27 17:04:55 UTC 2012

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

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"

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

Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product Name: Inspiron 545s
Product Version: 00
Firmware Version: A11

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

Kernel release: 3.2.0-32-generic-pae
Operating System: GNU/Linux
Architecture: i686
Processor: i686
SMP Enabled: Yes

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

Driver version: 1.0.24
Library version: 1.0.25
Utilities version: 1.0.25

!!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 0xfdff8000 irq 45

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

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)

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

00:1b.0 0403: 8086:293e (rev 02)
 Subsystem: 1028:02e0

!!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 : Y
 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 : 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
 snoop : Y

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

Codec: Realtek ALC888
Address: 2
AFG Function Id: 0x1 (unsol 1)
Vendor Id: 0x10ec0888
Subsystem Id: 0x102802e0
Revision Id: 0x100001
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=3, 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
Node 0x02 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Device: name="ALC888 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x03 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x04 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x05 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x06 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x5e0]: 44100 48000 88200 96000 192000
    bits [0x1e]: 16 20 24 32
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x07 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x08 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Capture Switch", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
  Device: name="ALC888 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x0b, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x0c 0x0c]
  Converter: stream=4, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0x6]: 16 20
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x23
Node 0x09 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Capture Switch", index=1, device=0
  Control: name="Capture Volume", index=1, device=0
  Device: name="ALC888 Analog", type="Audio", device=2
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x0b, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0x6]: 16 20
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x22
Node 0x0a [Audio Input] wcaps 0x100391: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0x1e]: 16 20 24 32
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x1f
Node 0x0b [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Rear Mic Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Rear Mic Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Front Mic Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=1, ofs=0
  Control: name="Front 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
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x17, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 10
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x16 0x17
Node 0x0c [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Front Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x11 0x10]
  Connection: 2
     0x02 0x0b
Node 0x0d [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Surround Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x11 0x11]
  Connection: 2
     0x03 0x0b
Node 0x0e [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Center Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=1, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="LFE Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=2, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x11 0x11]
  Connection: 2
     0x04 0x0b
Node 0x0f [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Side Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x11 0x11]
  Connection: 2
     0x05 0x0b
Node 0x10 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x11 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x12 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x13 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x14 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Front Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line-Out Front Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0000003e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x01014010: [Jack] Line Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Green
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=02, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c* 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x15 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Surround Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line-Out Surround Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0000003e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x01011012: [Jack] Line Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x2
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=03, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c 0x0d* 0x0e 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x16 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Center Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=1, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="LFE Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=2, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line-Out CLFE Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x00000036: IN OUT Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x01016011: [Jack] Line Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Orange
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x1
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=04, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c 0x0d 0x0e* 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x17 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Side Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Line-Out Side Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x00000036: IN OUT Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x01012014: [Jack] Line Out at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Grey
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x4
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=05, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f* 0x26
Node 0x18 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Rear Mic Boost Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Rear Mic Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000373e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x01a19830: [Jack] Mic at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Pink
    DefAssociation = 0x3, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x21: IN VREF_50
  Unsolicited: tag=06, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c* 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x19 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Front Mic Boost Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Front Mic Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x01 0x01]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000373e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x02a19840: [Jack] Mic at Ext Front
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Pink
    DefAssociation = 0x4, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=07, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c* 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x1a [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Line Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000373e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x0181303f: [Jack] Line In at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Blue
    DefAssociation = 0x3, Sequence = 0xf
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=08, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c* 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f 0x26
Node 0x1b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Front Headphone Jack", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0000373e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x02214020: [Jack] HP Out at Ext Front
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Green
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=01, enabled=1
  Connection: 5
     0x0c 0x0d 0x0e 0x0f 0x26*
Node 0x1c [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  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
Node 0x1d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400000: Mono
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x4004a601: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = RCA, Color = UNKNOWN
    DefAssociation = 0x0, Sequence = 0x1
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
Node 0x1e [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400300: Mono 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
     0x06
Node 0x1f [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400200: Mono Digital
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  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
Node 0x20 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00040: Mono
  Processing caps: benign=0, ncoeff=17
Node 0x21 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x22 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Input Source", index=1, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 11
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x16 0x17 0x0b
Node 0x23 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Input Source", index=0, device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 11
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x16 0x17 0x0b
Node 0x24 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x25 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=8, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x26 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x11 0x11]
  Connection: 2
     0x25 0x0b
--endcollapse--

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

crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 6 Oct 26 07:40 /dev/snd/controlC0
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 5 Oct 26 07:40 /dev/snd/hwC0D2
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 4 Oct 26 21:56 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 3 Oct 27 11:30 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 2 Oct 26 07:40 /dev/snd/pcmC0D2c
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 1 Oct 26 07:40 /dev/snd/seq
crw-rw---T 1 root audio 116, 33 Oct 26 07:40 /dev/snd/timer

/dev/snd/by-path:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Oct 26 07:40 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 200 Oct 26 07:40 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 26 07:40 pci-0000:00:1b.0 -> ../controlC0

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

APLAY

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ARECORD

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 2: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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

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

Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfdff8000 irq 45'
  Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC888'
  Components : 'HDA:10ec0888,102802e0,00100001'
  Controls : 38
  Simple ctrls : 18
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 17 [55%] [-21.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  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 'Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 30 [97%] [-1.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Front Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
  Front Right: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Side',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch penum
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 31
  Front Left: Capture 12 [39%] [1.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 12 [39%] [1.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',1
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch penum
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 31
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Enabled'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Rear Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line'
  Item0: 'Front Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',1
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Rear Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line'
  Item0: 'Rear Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Rear Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Rear Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]

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

--startcollapse--
state.Intel {
 control.1 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Front Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 30
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 -150
  }
 }
 control.2 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Front Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.3 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Surround Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 31
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.4 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Surround Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.5 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Center Playback Volume'
  value 31
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
  }
 }
 control.6 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'LFE Playback Volume'
  value 31
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
  }
 }
 control.7 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Center Playback Switch'
  value true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.8 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'LFE Playback Switch'
  value true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.9 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Side Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 31
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.10 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Side Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.11 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 31
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.12 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.13 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Rear Mic Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -3450
   dbmax 1200
   dbvalue.0 -3450
   dbvalue.1 -3450
  }
 }
 control.14 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Rear Mic Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.15 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Front Mic Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -3450
   dbmax 1200
   dbvalue.0 -3450
   dbvalue.1 -3450
  }
 }
 control.16 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Front Mic Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.17 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -3450
   dbmax 1200
   dbvalue.0 -3450
   dbvalue.1 -3450
  }
 }
 control.18 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Switch'
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.19 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Auto-Mute Mode'
  value Enabled
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type ENUMERATED
   count 1
   item.0 Disabled
   item.1 Enabled
  }
 }
 control.20 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Rear Mic Boost Volume'
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 3'
   dbmin 0
   dbmax 3000
   dbvalue.0 0
   dbvalue.1 0
  }
 }
 control.21 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Front Mic Boost Volume'
  value.0 1
  value.1 1
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 3'
   dbmin 0
   dbmax 3000
   dbvalue.0 1000
   dbvalue.1 1000
  }
 }
 control.22 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.23 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Switch'
  index 1
  value.0 false
  value.1 false
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 2
  }
 }
 control.24 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Volume'
  value.0 12
  value.1 12
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -1650
   dbmax 3000
   dbvalue.0 150
   dbvalue.1 150
  }
 }
 control.25 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Volume'
  index 1
  value.0 0
  value.1 0
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -1650
   dbmax 3000
   dbvalue.0 -1650
   dbvalue.1 -1650
  }
 }
 control.26 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Input Source'
  value 'Front Mic'
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type ENUMERATED
   count 1
   item.0 'Rear Mic'
   item.1 'Front Mic'
   item.2 Line
  }
 }
 control.27 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Input Source'
  index 1
  value 'Rear Mic'
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type ENUMERATED
   count 1
   item.0 'Rear Mic'
   item.1 'Front Mic'
   item.2 Line
  }
 }
 control.28 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Volume'
  value 17
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type INTEGER
   count 1
   range '0 - 31'
   dbmin -4650
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 -2100
  }
 }
 control.29 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Switch'
  value true
  comment {
   access 'read write'
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.30 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line-Out Front Jack'
  value true
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.31 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line-Out Surround Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.32 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line-Out CLFE Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.33 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line-Out Side Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.34 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Front Headphone Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.35 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Rear Mic Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.36 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Front Mic Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.37 {
  iface CARD
  name 'Line Jack'
  value false
  comment {
   access read
   type BOOLEAN
   count 1
  }
 }
 control.38 {
  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
rfcomm
parport_pc
ppdev
bnep
bluetooth
snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec
snd_hwdep
snd_pcm
snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi
dcdbas
psmouse
snd_seq_midi_event
usblp
snd_seq
serio_raw
snd_timer
snd_seq_device
snd
i915
drm_kms_helper
drm
i2c_algo_bit
video
soundcore
mac_hid
snd_page_alloc
lp
parport
usbhid
hid
r8169
usb_storage

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

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D2/init_pin_configs:
0x14 0x01014010
0x15 0x01011012
0x16 0x01016011
0x17 0x01012014
0x18 0x01a19830
0x19 0x02a19840
0x1a 0x0181303f
0x1b 0x02214020
0x1c 0x411111f0
0x1d 0x4004a601
0x1e 0x411111f0
0x1f 0x411111f0

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D2/driver_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D2/user_pin_configs:

/sys/class/sound/hwC0D2/init_verbs:

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

[ 14.710989] dcdbas dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-3.2)
[ 14.772505] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 14.772556] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 14.772579] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.824856] hda_codec: ALC888: BIOS auto-probing.
[ 14.839484] input: HDA Intel Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input4
[ 14.840044] input: HDA Intel Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input5
[ 14.840190] input: HDA Intel Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input6
[ 14.840312] input: HDA Intel Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
[ 14.844486] input: HDA Intel Line-Out Side as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 14.847339] input: HDA Intel Line-Out CLFE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 14.847418] input: HDA Intel Line-Out Surround as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
[ 14.847483] input: HDA Intel Line-Out Front as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input11
[ 14.955091] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro

Try:

echo "options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null

Reboot to test

Tried and rebooted. No change

Dave
david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$ echo "options snd-hda-intel
model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a
[sudo] password for david:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for david:
options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell
david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$ echo "options snd-hda-intel
model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a
options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell
david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$ /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null
bash: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf: Permission denied
david@david-Inspiron-545s:~$

n 10/27/2012 01:55 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #212354 on pulseaudio in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+question/212354
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try:
>
> echo "options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a
> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null
>
> Reboot to test
>

Copy the command as ONE. Your browser is wrapping the text but it's all one line.

echo "options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null

I just copy and paste this entire line into the Terminal? Correct? and press enter and it asks for password. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or not. I've never used Ubuntu before having just had Windows for ever so I'm still learning. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

I'm starting to wonder if the problem might be a defective install of Ubuntu because I loaded it onto my Toshiba laptop ( with the same install disc) and have the same issues. Sound works fine playing music, sound test works fine and sound effects play but no sound on any games.

Yes it's all one command, just copy it in one lump and it will add the line to the file to you.

I am going to close this issue as still unresolved. After reading hundreds of posts concerning this same issue and trying numerous suggestions I feel that this is a huge issue with Ubuntu 12.04 and not just a simple fix.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to help me. I will continue to read posts and google about this issue.

Dave