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Re: [trinity-users] New thread, next problem

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:25:35 -0400

On Sunday 22 March 2015 05:17:27 Nick Koretsky wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:18:36 -0400
> Gene Heskett <gheskett@...> wrote:
> > Greetings all;
> >
> > I had to reboot after 19+ days of uptime yesterdat, dinking around
> > with a new hard drive that wasn't quite new.
> > Anyway, since then I have only had the new mail beep from mail as
> > entertainment, all web video is silent movies, and even Kscd is
> > muted as in the volume control is greyed out.
> >
> > This has all worked without a trace of pulse even being installed.
> >
> > Here is my SWAG on it.  This motherboard has 2 snd-hda-intel driven
> > systems thru the MCP55 chipset on this M2N-SLI Deluxe asus board.
> >
> > My video card, is an eVga whose hdmi audio is not even bonded out,
> > so while it signs in when an lcpci  -vv is exec'd, the only noise
> > its ever made is from the GeForce4 8400 GS's cooling fan, which is
> > typically a bearing rattling annoyance.  Its an eVga, what can I
> > say, you buy aftermarket fans in 3 packs for them, and its on its
> > 2nd of the 3 now.
> >
> > But I think somehow that the snd-hda-intel driver has linked itself
> > to the no output stuff on this video card.
> >
> > Since the same snd-hda-intel driver runs both, how can I blacklist
> > the worthless one?  Can I edit something in udev.d to cause the
> > product number 1302 to be ignored?  That might be the ultimate
> > hammer to drive tis nail it seems.
> >
> > Comments, audio guru's?
> Post output of "aplay -l" and "aplay -L" and context of
> /etc/asound.conf

gene@lathe:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
gene@lathe:~$ aplay -L
    Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    Front speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC662 rev1 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
gene@lathe:~$ cat /etc/asound.conf
cat: /etc/asound.conf: No such file or directory

But by installing alsamixer & gui, I found it all turned down.  Now 
turned back up and its all working I think.

 So problem mostly solved.

The new mail beep it turns out, is from the pc's own speaker and 
unaffected by this.  My hearings remaining directional senseing didn't 
point that out to me right away.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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