Re: sound card problems
On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 05:44:42PM +0100, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> With Debian amd64 wheezy I was unable to get the sound card working
> correctly (bumping voice or sound) for a Gygabyte GA-X79-UD3
> motherboard, while with other motherboards there are no problems.
> :~$ lspci | grep -i audio
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation C600/X79 series chipset High
> Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
> 02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
> 03:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
> :~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
> HDA Intel PCH at 0xf9120000 irq 72
> 1 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
> HDA NVidia at 0xfb080000 irq 17
> 2 [NVidia_1 ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
> HDA NVidia at 0xf9080000 irq 17
> As far as I can understand, Intel is chosen by the system, while I
> should change to NVIDIA.
> I found some suggestions how to make NVIA card first choice but they
> did not work.
You want the intel if you want sound to come out the 1/8" jack on the back.
You want the nvidia if you want sound over HDMI from the video card.
Of course in my experience a simple way to get sound working when it
doesn't unfortunately is: killall pulseaudio
It shouldn't have to be that way, but well pulseaudio is pretty buggy
even if it is somewhat useful when it works.
Could also be a mixer setting problem.