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Bug#667743: debian-installer: No sound when using software speech




Package: debian-installer
Version: netboot mini-gtk 2012-04-03 X86-64
Severity: normal

When booting the CD, I press "s" and Enter to start software speech. I get no sound. I have to go to a shell and run amixer. My sound card is a Sound Blaster Audigy using the emu_10k1 module. Apparently, "Audigy/Analog digital output jack" is set to on, which effectively mutes the card. This is also a problem on the Audigy 2 card. By setting it to off, I can get sound, but it's still inaudible. I have to set both the Master and PCM playback volumes to 100,100 before I can hear anything. Even then, it's very quiet. I fixed this on my regular Debian system and was eventually able to mount the partition with my previous installation. Since alsactl is present on the CD, I was able to restore my asound.state from my regular system and finally got decent volume, but only after D-I got to the partitioner. I would greatly appreciate it if something could be done to fix this. As a sidenote, I copied my good asound.state to /var/lib/alsa on the new install before I rebooted so I wouldn't have to go through the configuration process for my sound card again. The following commands seem to fix the problem:

amixer cset numid=214 off
amixer set Master playback 100,100
amixer set PCM playback 100,100

As per the instructions on the accessibility wiki page, I'm posting my amixer output here and on the list. I can provide my asound.state if necessary.

numid=30,iface=MIXER,name='Master Playback Volume'
numid=27,iface=MIXER,name='Tone Control - Bass'
numid=29,iface=MIXER,name='Tone Control - Switch'
numid=28,iface=MIXER,name='Tone Control - Treble'
numid=57,iface=MIXER,name='3D Control - Switch'
numid=60,iface=MIXER,name='3D Control Sigmatel - Depth'
numid=4,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Center Playback Volume'
numid=1,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Front Playback Volume'
numid=5,iface=MIXER,name='PCM LFE Playback Volume'
numid=3,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Side Playback Volume'
numid=2,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Surround Playback Volume'
numid=6,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Playback Volume'
numid=8,iface=MIXER,name='PCM Capture Volume'
numid=22,iface=MIXER,name='Front Playback Volume'
numid=62,iface=MIXER,name='Surround Phase Inversion Playback Switch'
numid=23,iface=MIXER,name='Surround Playback Volume'
numid=24,iface=MIXER,name='Center Playback Volume'
numid=25,iface=MIXER,name='LFE Playback Volume'
numid=7,iface=MIXER,name='Synth Playback Volume'
numid=9,iface=MIXER,name='Synth Capture Volume'
numid=17,iface=MIXER,name='Line2 Capture Volume'
numid=16,iface=MIXER,name='Line2 Playback Volume'
numid=44,iface=MIXER,name='Line Playback Switch'
numid=45,iface=MIXER,name='Line Playback Volume'
numid=46,iface=MIXER,name='CD Playback Switch'
numid=47,iface=MIXER,name='CD Playback Volume'
numid=43,iface=MIXER,name='Mic Boost (+20dB)'
numid=10,iface=MIXER,name='Mic Playback Volume'
numid=11,iface=MIXER,name='Mic Capture Volume'
numid=39,iface=MIXER,name='Phone Playback Switch'
numid=40,iface=MIXER,name='Phone Playback Volume'
numid=37,iface=MIXER,name='PC Speaker Playback Switch'
numid=38,iface=MIXER,name='PC Speaker Playback Volume'
numid=21,iface=MIXER,name='Aux2 Capture Volume'
numid=20,iface=MIXER,name='Aux2 Playback Volume'
numid=50,iface=MIXER,name='Aux Playback Switch'
numid=51,iface=MIXER,name='Aux Playback Volume'
numid=15,iface=MIXER,name='IEC958 Optical Capture Volume'
numid=14,iface=MIXER,name='IEC958 Optical Playback Volume'
numid=31,iface=MIXER,name='IEC958 Optical Raw Playback Switch'
numid=225,iface=MIXER,name='Analog Capture Boost'
numid=19,iface=MIXER,name='Analog Mix Capture Volume'
numid=18,iface=MIXER,name='Analog Mix Playback Volume'
numid=214,iface=MIXER,name='Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack'
numid=13,iface=MIXER,name='Audigy CD Capture Volume'
numid=12,iface=MIXER,name='Audigy CD Playback Volume'
numid=63,iface=MIXER,name='External Amplifier'
numid=217,iface=MIXER,name='HD Analog Center/LFE Playback Volume'
numid=215,iface=MIXER,name='HD Analog Front Playback Volume'
numid=216,iface=MIXER,name='HD Analog Rear Playback Volume'
numid=218,iface=MIXER,name='HD Analog Side Playback Volume'
numid=221,iface=MIXER,name='HD SPDIF Center/LFE Playback Volume'
numid=219,iface=MIXER,name='HD SPDIF Front Playback Volume'
numid=220,iface=MIXER,name='HD SPDIF Rear Playback Volume'
numid=222,iface=MIXER,name='HD SPDIF Side Playback Volume'
numid=224,iface=MIXER,name='HD channel Capture'
numid=223,iface=MIXER,name='HD source Capture'
numid=26,iface=MIXER,name='Side Playback Volume'
numid=61,iface=MIXER,name='Sigmatel 4-Speaker Stereo Playback Switch'
numid=211,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Default'
numid=212,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Default',index=1
numid=213,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Default',index=2
numid=208,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Mask'
numid=209,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Mask',index=1
numid=210,iface=PCM,name='IEC958 Playback Mask',index=2
numid=32,iface=PCM,name='Captured FX8010 Outputs',device=2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/mksh


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