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#1 2013-04-19 08:11:11

darkmav
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Registered: 2012-01-21
Posts: 85

No sound on Dell XPS 15 with or without HDMI cable connection

Hi,

I am running Arch Linux kernel version 3.8.7-1 x86_64 on my Dell XPS 15 L501X laptop (NVIDIA GT435M graphics card). I did a fresh install a few days ago, and since the install, there has been no sound. And of course, there is no sound from the HDMI module either.

To be sure, there is no sound in the console (text) mode and no sound in KDE either.

So I followed the steps detailed in the Alsa wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ad … chitecture).

alsamixer

Confirmed that the master channel is not muted. Also did

amixer sset Master unmute

speaker-test doesn't return any errors, but doesn't play any sound either:

[vivek@farpoint ~]$ speaker-test -c 2

speaker-test 1.0.27

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 64 to 1048576
Period size range from 32 to 524288
Using max buffer size 1048576
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 262144
was set buffer_size = 1048576
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
Time per period = 10.939183
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
Time per period = 10.947444
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
<Terminated output>

Following a post on the forums, I configured my default sound card using the following ~/.asoundrc

[vivek@farpoint ~]$ more ~/.asoundrc 
pcm.!default {
        type hw
        card 0
}

ctl.!default {
        type hw           
        card 0
}

Sound modules

[vivek@farpoint ~]$ lsmod | grep '^snd' | column -t
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     27857   4
snd_hda_codec_realtek  62279   1
snd_hda_intel          33946   5
snd_hda_codec          101474  3   snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              6364    1   snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                76956   3   snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_page_alloc         7298    2   snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer              18687   1   snd_pcm
snd                    58893   17  snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
[vivek@farpoint ~]$ 

Output of aplay -l

[vivek@farpoint ~]$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC665 Analog [ALC665 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 1: ALC665 Digital [ALC665 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

[vivek@farpoint ~]$ more /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf 
options snd-hda-intel model=auto
options snd-NAME-OF-MODULE ac97_quirk=0

I don't see what's wrong. I'd appreciate help and suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 2013-04-27 12:23:22

darkmav
Member
Registered: 2012-01-21
Posts: 85

Re: No sound on Dell XPS 15 with or without HDMI cable connection

Any ideas, anyone?

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