Probably some ALSA module or codec
firmware is missing.|
Look for errors in syslog and provide some information about what
sound codec is onboard your laptop mobo:
$ sudo journalctl -b
Use "/" key to search for a string. Ex:
On 25.09.2017 12:58, Pierre Frenkiel
On my Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop, with Debian Stretch, I have
sound neither with speaker nor headphone.
Here are some details:
- with WIndows 10, no problem, which means that the hardware is
- with the Debian 9.1 kde live dvd, the sound works with the
but not with the speaker.
- with the installed Debian 9.1 kde, no sound at all, with any
I must add that pulseaudio runs correctly with the live dvd, but
on the installed system, although I copied the /etc/pulse content
the dvd live.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module
"module-alsa-sink" (argument: "device=default"): initialization
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
Googling gave me nothing useful. Has anybody an idea?
I find it abnormal that such a fundamental thing as sound is so
difficult to configure under Linux. It's that kind of problems
makes difficult to convince people to abandon Windows for Linux.