[alsa-devel] No sound on Asus EeePC 1215b (hda-intel)

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Thu Sep 1 11:18:39 CEST 2011

On 09/01/2011 12:08 AM, Touko Korpela wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:42:02PM +0200, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
>> Touko Korpela wrote:
>>>> No sound is heard (but mixer is not muted).
>>>> Shouldn't mixer have more channels to adjust?
>>> 00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 1314
>>> 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
>> Your default sound device is the device that happened to be detected
>> first, which is your GPU's HDMI output.
>> Tell whatever sound configuration tool is used in your distribution to
>> use the other sound device.
> Shouldn't that be hidden when HDMI cable is not plugged (like now)?

I'm working on hiding exactly that at the UI level (gnome/pulseaudio 
level rather than ALSA), but that is a long-term goal and not all pieces 
are into place yet.

> Does this kind of system work for someone?

A very similar machine, Asus 1215P [1], was enabled by the team I'm 
involved with, so yes, it definitely works for someone, and it would 
surprise me if it does not work out of the box from an Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 
Live-CD even though the link says "pre-install only".

You could try this terminal command:

speaker-test -D plughw:SB -c 2 -t sine

And see if that outputs sound (try both headphones and internal speakers).

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

[1] http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201106-8083

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