No Sound After Hard Disk Installation of v2.0

  • OzBoomer
Posted: Tue, 10/02/2007 - 02:55
Howdy... I've tried to find the answer to this in the on-line manual and in the FAQ but with no joy. I'm very new to using Linux for music, although I've been using MIDI since it was first released in the early 1980s. I've collected both the Live-DVD and the Installation DVD for 64 Studio 2.0 and have been trying things out. The Live-DVD boots Ok and my SoundBlaster Live 5.1 sound card works Ok. However, after successfully installing the 'real' version of 64 Studio on a spare partition on my PC, the 'real' installation produces no sound at all. I just want to know where I should start looking in the system logs, etc to see why the sound doesn't work on the 'installed' version. I've had a look at /var/log/messages from each boot attempt... but I can't see anything that makes any sense to me there. For example, there's no sign at all of any 'hw:0' -type messages... Further info: When Jack is started, it reports that it can't see any MIDI devices and certainly, there's no alsa_pcm devices (input or output) after the hard disk boot but everything is there Ok following the Live DVD boot. I'm not sure if it will make any difference but I read something about using 'pci=routeirq' in the messages files... but where do I change that? Thanks for any forthcoming info. John

Oops, @ laptop

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 21:37
Also run hwinfo --usb etc., see hwinfo --help

Hi :)

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 21:16
please install hwinfo and as root, run in a terminal hwinfo --sound and if your have a PCI sound card also run hwinfo --pci Don't post the whole stuff. Can you see your sound card in the messages? Cheers, Ralf

dell inspiron 1520 - no sound

  • johngrinham
  • 10/31/07
  • Sun, 02/10/2008 - 06:26
OK, so no knows why a dell inspiron 1520 won't produce sound under 64studio. Does anyone know what music oriented version of linux will work on a dell inspiron 1520 ? Is the problem the computer, linux or 64studio? It would be a shame to have to go back to windows :-( John Grinham Toowoomba Australia

Inspiron linux distro

  • Deus_Tempestas
  • 06/07/08
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 20:53
Try Ubuntu Studio or Dell's Ubuntu distro(works awesome on my inspiron 1525) from what I've been reading use the 7.x distro not the 8.x, really bad latencies in Hardy,(It even crashed Jack on my laptop) go with Gusty, I'm going to try 64Studio, but if it doesn't work I'll reinstall Ubuntu Gusty


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 02/10/2008 - 15:56
I wouls love to help you, but unfortunately I kept away from laptops completely for music use. I use a Large PC case with a LAN-party sling, and thus have a "mobile PC". You should try using external sound hardware if you can, for two reasons... 1) Laptop sound generally sucks 2) Laptop sound cards often works only under Windows... Not much help, but it's all I can think of. Cheers,

Similar Problem

  • johngrinham
  • 10/31/07
  • Tue, 11/27/2007 - 06:48
I have just bought a new Dell inspiron 1520 laptop. 64 Stuio installed seemingly OK, but I have no sound. The description of the sound card in the invoice is just 'integrated stereo sound' When I run alsaconf it says it finds the card and tries to install it, but at the end of the script there is an error right before it tells me to have fun! I ran the debug script, maybe someone can make sense of it. Thanks in advance. ALSA Audio Debug v0.1.0 - Tue Nov 27 16:59:26 CST 2007 Kernel ---------------------------------------------------- Linux 64studio 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Fri Jun 22 19:13:23 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux Loaded Modules -------------------------------------------- snd_sb8 9376 0 snd_sb8_dsp 11520 1 snd_sb8 snd_sb_common 17408 2 snd_sb8,snd_sb8_dsp snd_opl3_lib 11520 1 snd_sb8 snd_hwdep 10116 1 snd_opl3_lib snd_seq_dummy 4996 0 snd_seq_oss 32768 0 snd_seq_midi 9248 0 snd_rawmidi 23712 2 snd_sb8_dsp,snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event 8192 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi snd_seq 48976 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_m idi_event snd_seq_device 8972 6 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_m idi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq snd_hda_intel 245912 0 snd_pcm_oss 40992 0 snd_mixer_oss 17280 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 73732 4 snd_sb8,snd_sb8_dsp,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 22148 3 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq,snd_pcm snd 51300 15 snd_sb8,snd_sb8_dsp,snd_sb_common,snd_opl3_lib, snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer snd_page_alloc 10760 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm Modprobe Conf --------------------------------------------- alias char-major-116 snd alias char-major-116 snd alias char-major-14 soundcore alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0 alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1 alias sound-slot-2 snd-card-2 alias sound-slot-3 snd-card-3 alias sound-slot-4 snd-card-4 alias sound-slot-5 snd-card-5 alias sound-slot-6 snd-card-6 alias sound-slot-7 snd-card-7 above sound-slot-0 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-1 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-2 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-3 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-4 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-5 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-6 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss above sound-slot-7 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss above snd-pcm snd-pcm-oss above snd-mixer snd-mixer-oss above snd-seq snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi above snd-emu10k1 snd-emu10k1-synth above snd-via82xx snd-seq above snd-rawmidi snd-seq-midi # Cause a script to be run after snd-*-synth module initialization post-install snd-emu8000-synth /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu8000-synth post-install snd-emu10k1-synth /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu10k1-synth post-install snd-ad1816a /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1816a post-install snd-ad1848 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1848 post-install snd-adlib /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-adlib post-install snd-ad1889 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1889 post-install snd-aica /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-aica post-install snd-ali5451 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install 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options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2 # alias snd-atiixp-modem off # alias snd-intel8x0m off # alias snd-via82xx-modem off ### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/linux-sound-base_noOSS alias sound off alias dmasound_core off alias dmasound_pmac off alias soundcard off ### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/linux-sound-base_noOSS Proc Asound ----------------------------------------------- Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.14. Compiled on Jun 26 2007 for kernel 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 (SMP). --- no soundcards --- 1: : sequencer 33: : timer Client info cur clients : 3 peak clients : 3 max clients : 192 Client 0 : "System" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Timer" (Rwe-) Port 1 : "Announce" (R-e-) Connecting To: 15:0 Client 14 : "Midi Through" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Midi Through Port-0" (RWe-) Client 15 : "OSS sequencer" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Receiver" (-we-) Connected From: 0:1 Dev Snd --------------------------------------------------- seq timer CPU ------------------------------------------------------- model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz cpu MHz : 1662.700 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz cpu MHz : 1662.700 RAM ------------------------------------------------------- MemTotal: 3868216 kB SwapTotal: 2650684 kB Hardware -------------------------------------------------- 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c) Thanks again. John Grinham Toowoomba Australia

Re: No Sound After Hard Disk Installation of v2.0

  • OzBoomer
  • 10/02/07
  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 11:13
Well, I've run that Aadebug script under both the hard disk installation and a Live DVD boot and here's some interesting output in the respective /var/log/messages: **HDD: Proc Asound ----------------------------------------------- Warning: /proc/asound does not exist This indicates that ALSA is not installed correctly Check various logs in /var/log for a clue as to why Dev Snd --------------------------------------------------- Warning: /dev/snd does not exist **Live DVD: Proc Asound ----------------------------------------------- Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.14. Compiled on Jun 26 2007 for kernel 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 (SMP). 0 [Live ]: EMU10K1 - SBLive! Value [CT4832] SBLive! Value [CT4832] (rev.7, serial:0x80271102) at 0xc800, irq 20 1 [default ]: USB-Audio - USB Audio CODEC Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio CODEC at usb-0000:00:10.1-1, full s 0: [ 0] : control 1: : sequencer 4: [ 0- 0]: hardware dependent 6: [ 0- 2]: hardware dependent 8: [ 0- 0]: raw midi 9: [ 0- 1]: raw midi 10: [ 0- 2]: raw midi 16: [ 0- 0]: digital audio playback 18: [ 0- 2]: digital audio playback 19: [ 0- 3]: digital audio playback 24: [ 0- 0]: digital audio capture 25: [ 0- 1]: digital audio capture 26: [ 0- 2]: digital audio capture 32: [ 1] : control 33: : timer 48: [ 1- 0]: digital audio playback 56: [ 1- 0]: digital audio capture 00-00: EMU10K1 (FX8010) 00-02: Emux WaveTable 00-03: emu10k1 : Multichannel Playback : playback 1 00-02: emu10k1 efx : Multichannel Capture/PT Playback : playback 8 : capture 1 00-01: emu10k1 mic : Mic Capture : capture 1 00-00: emu10k1 : ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback : playback 32 : capture 1 01-00: USB Audio : USB Audio : playback 1 : capture 1 Client info cur clients : 5 peak clients : 5 max clients : 192 Client 0 : "System" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Timer" (Rwe-) Port 1 : "Announce" (R-e-) Connecting To: 15:0 Client 14 : "Midi Through" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Midi Through Port-0" (RWe-) Client 15 : "OSS sequencer" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Receiver" (-we-) Connected From: 0:1 Client 16 : "SBLive! Value [CT4832]" [Kernel] Port 0 : "EMU10K1 MPU-401 (UART)" (RWeX) Client 17 : "Emu10k1 WaveTable" [Kernel] Port 0 : "Emu10k1 Port 0" (-We-) Port 1 : "Emu10k1 Port 1" (-We-) Port 2 : "Emu10k1 Port 2" (-We-) Port 3 : "Emu10k1 Port 3" (-We-) Dev Snd --------------------------------------------------- controlC0 hwC0D2 midiC0D2 pcmC0D1c pcmC0D3p seq controlC1 midiC0D0 pcmC0D0c pcmC0D2c pcmC1D0c timer hwC0D0 midiC0D1 pcmC0D0p pcmC0D2p pcmC1D0p Now, there's a lot of stuff in /var/log and I wouldn't know where to start looking for info on why ALSA isn't starting on the HDD installation. ...So any suggestions would be most welcome :D Fanx. John

no sound after install

  • peter
  • 11/22/07
  • Thu, 11/22/2007 - 02:42
I have the same problem. Just installed 64 Studio and have no sound at all. I installed Ubuntu and had sound so it is an install problem.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 11/22/2007 - 06:46
Hey Peter, Please give some info on your system. Sometimes stuff happens relating to certain hardware (and the issues might be known) Do you have any USB midi interfaces? etc. I had 64studio since version 0.6.0 and on every install so far I had absolutely no problems relating to getting my sound to go. Cheers,

It's worth investigating the

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 12:06
It's worth investigating the contents of /proc/asound alternatively you might want to use the script at posting the relevant details, like what soundcard you have etc. Might help us debug your problem. cheers, tim