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#1 2020-06-29 18:41:27

andheisus
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Registered: 2016-04-16
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Speakers Must Be Manually Enabled – Alsactl Init Errors As Well

I had been trying for over a week to get the sound to work on my laptop's speakers after a fresh install. The headphones have always worked fine since the initial installation, but the speakers did not give any sound even though they showed in alsamixer, and the meters and controls worked in the pavucontrol.

One thread I came across  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=255468  mentioned running

alsactl init

When I did the speakers finally worked, with normal quality sound at last.

But the current behavior now is: phones always work as soon as they are plugged in, correctly muting the speakers. But removing them does not initiate any speaker sound - I have to run ‘alsactl init’ every time to get the speakers to work. Speakers will then work until the phones are plugged in again or I reboot, then I have to run the ‘alsactl init’ command again.
And ‘alsactl init’ gives errors as well (both with and without sudo), even though it brings back sound to the speakers:

$ sudo alsactl init
alsa-lib main.c:983:(snd_use_case_mgr_open) error: failed to import hw:0 use case configuration -2
Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC1220" "HDA:10ec1220,146212bc,00100101 HDA:8086280b,80860101,00100000" "0x1462" "0x12bc"
Hardware is initialized using a generic method
alsa-lib main.c:983:(snd_use_case_mgr_open) error: failed to import hw:1 use case configuration -2
Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Nvidia GPU 93 HDMI/DP" "HDA:10de0093,146212bc,00100100" "0x1462" "0x12bc"
Hardware is initialized using a generic method

How can I make the changes stick, so that when the phones are unplugged the sound automatically reverts to the speakers in a normal manner? I have looked at the Alsa page in the Wiki, as well as the alsactl wiki page, but don't see in the list of the alsactl commands one I might try to run to change the behavior.

From the Wiki page on alsactl I tried running ‘alsactl store’, and I get

$ alsactl store
alsactl: state_lock:125: file /var/lib/alsa/asound.state lock error: File exists
$ alsactl restore
alsactl: state_lock:125: file /var/lib/alsa/asound.state lock error: File exists
alsactl: load_state:1683: Cannot open /var/lib/alsa/asound.state for reading: File exists
alsa-lib main.c:983:(snd_use_case_mgr_open) error: failed to import hw:0 use case configuration -2
Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC1220" "HDA:10ec1220,146212bc,00100101 HDA:8086280b,80860101,00100000" "0x1462" "0x12bc"
Hardware is initialized using a generic method
alsa-lib main.c:983:(snd_use_case_mgr_open) error: failed to import hw:1 use case configuration -2
Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Nvidia GPU 93 HDMI/DP" "HDA:10de0093,146212bc,00100100" "0x1462" "0x12bc"
Hardware is initialized using a generic method

Yet when I look in /var/lib/alsa, it is empty.…no files visible or hidden.

In addition to the error showing in the ‘alsctl init’ command, while searching for solutions through many threads/topics, I ran a lot of queries on my system. I do not know how to interpret many of the results, but one of the command queries I ran - before the fix - gave a noticeable error. Whether it matters or is related to this speaker issue I do not know. It was the 1st & 7th lines in:

$ dmesg | egrep -i "snd|firmware"
[    2.339326] platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2
[    2.491445] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    2.491879] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    2.491941] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Disabling MSI
[    2.491945] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Handle vga_switcheroo audio client
[    2.499130] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: loaded firmware version 53.c31ac674.0 QuZ-a0-hr-b0-53.ucode op_mode iwlmvm
[    2.499146] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Direct firmware load for iwl-debug-yoyo.bin failed with error -2
[    2.516551] i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] Finished loading DMC firmware i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin (v1.4)
[    2.531194] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    2.703044] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for ALC1220: line_outs=1 (0x1b/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[    2.703046] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    2.703047] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    hp_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    2.703048] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[    2.703049] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    dig-out=0x1e/0x0
[    2.703050] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    inputs:
[    2.703051] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Mic=0x19
[    2.703052] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Internal Mic=0x12
[    3.235247] Bluetooth: hci0: Minimum firmware build 1 week 10 2014
[    3.236707] Bluetooth: hci0: Found device firmware: intel/ibt-19-0-4.sfi
[    4.746715] Bluetooth: hci0: Waiting for firmware download to complete
[    4.748408] Bluetooth: hci0: Firmware loaded in 1479730 usecs
[    4.766353] Bluetooth: hci0: Firmware revision 0.0 build 212 week 13 2020

Oddly, now that sound is coming from the speakers (after running ‘alsactl init’ each time) - there is no output at all for the dmesg | egrep -i "snd|firmware" nor the dmesg | grep snd command either:

$ dmesg | grep snd
$ dmesg | egrep -i "snd|firmware"

gives nothing.

As for a second, and possible solution of adding

 options snd-hda-intel model=auto probe_mask=1 

to

 /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf 

- when I looked I see that I have nothing at all inside my /etc/modprobe.d/ directory. No files.
(When earlier I had tried to set the sound card, I saw that there is no 'alsa-base.conf’ file inside /etc/modprobe.d/.) Should I create one? Should I create that file if it does not exist?
Nor do I have, I notice, neither an

 /etc/asound.conf 

nor a

~/.asoundrc 

file.

This may well be information overload, if so I apologize in advance. I just thought to provide some data I have often seen requested in other threads.  So I also ran:

$ lspci

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9b54 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 9bc4 (rev 05)
00:12.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 06f9
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 06ed
00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Device 06ef
00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 06f0
00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 06e8
00:15.2 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 06ea
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 06e0
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 06d3
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 06b0 (rev f0)
00:1d.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 06b6 (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 068d
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 06c8
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 06a3
00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 06a4
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1f15 (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
01:00.2 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 USB 3.1 Host Controller (rev a1)
01:00.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 USB Type-C UCSI Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Sandisk Corp Device 5006
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)

$ aplay -lL

aplay -lL:

$ aplay -lL
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
samplerate
    Rate Converter Plugin Using Samplerate Library
speexrate
    Rate Converter Plugin Using Speex Resampler
jack
    JACK Audio Connection Kit
oss
    Open Sound System
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server
speex
    Plugin using Speex DSP (resample, agc, denoise, echo, dereverb)
upmix
    Plugin for channel upmix (4,6,8)
vdownmix
    Plugin for channel downmix (stereo) with a simple spacialization
default
    Default ALSA Output (currently PulseAudio Sound Server)
sysdefault:CARD=PCH
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    Front output / input
surround21:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC1220 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 0
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=1
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 1
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=2
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 2
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=3
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 3
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=4
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 4
    HDMI Audio Output
usbstream:CARD=PCH
    HDA Intel PCH
    USB Stream Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1
    HDA NVidia, HDMI 1
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=2
    HDA NVidia, HDMI 2
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
    HDA NVidia, HDMI 3
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=4
    HDA NVidia, HDMI 4
    HDMI Audio Output
usbstream:CARD=NVidia
    HDA NVidia
    USB Stream Output
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC1220 Analog [ALC1220 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALC1220 Digital [ALC1220 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  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 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 

$ amixer -c0

$ amixer -c0
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono: Playback 60 [69%] [-20.25dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Default PCM',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',1
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',2
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',3
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',4
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',16
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 63
  Front Left: Capture 39 [62%] [12.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 39 [62%] [12.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Enabled'
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Loopback Mixing',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Disabled'
 

$ lsmod | grep snd

$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_sof_pci            24576  0
snd_sof_intel_byt      20480  1 snd_sof_pci
snd_sof_intel_ipc      20480  1 snd_sof_intel_byt
snd_sof_intel_hda_common    90112  1 snd_sof_pci
snd_soc_hdac_hda       24576  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof_xtensa_dsp     16384  2 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_intel_byt
snd_sof_intel_hda      20480  1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof               126976  4 snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_intel_byt,snd_sof_intel_ipc
snd_hda_codec_realtek   135168  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    98304  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
ledtrig_audio          16384  3 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_sof
snd_soc_skl           180224  0
snd_soc_sst_ipc        20480  1 snd_soc_skl
snd_soc_sst_dsp        40960  1 snd_soc_skl
snd_hda_ext_core       36864  4 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_intel_hda
snd_soc_acpi_intel_match    45056  3 snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_skl
snd_soc_acpi           16384  4 snd_soc_acpi_intel_match,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_intel_byt,snd_soc_skl
snd_soc_core          299008  4 snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     73728  2
snd_compress           32768  1 snd_soc_core
ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_soc_core
snd_pcm_dmaengine      16384  1 snd_soc_core
snd_hda_intel          53248  4
snd_intel_dspcfg       28672  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_skl
snd_hda_codec         167936  5 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_hdac_hda
snd_hda_core          106496  10 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_intel_hda
snd_hwdep              16384  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm               147456  10 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_skl,snd_hda_core,snd_pcm_dmaengine
snd_timer              45056  1 snd_pcm
snd                   114688  18 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm
soundcore              16384  1 snd
 

$ pacmd list-cards

$ pacmd list-cards
2 card(s) available.
    index: 0
	name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	owner module: 6
	properties:
		alsa.card = "1"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA NVidia at 0xc5080000 irq 17"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.1"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "10de"
		device.vendor.name = "NVIDIA Corporation"
		device.product.id = "10f9"
		device.product.name = "TU106 High Definition Audio Controller"
		device.string = "1"
		device.description = "TU106 High Definition Audio Controller"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	profiles:
		output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5900, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra3: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra3: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra3: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra4: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra4: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra4: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
	active profile: <off>
	ports:
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (priority 5800, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (priority 5700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-3: HDMI / DisplayPort 4 (priority 5600, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-4: HDMI / DisplayPort 5 (priority 5500, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
    index: 1
	name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	owner module: 7
	properties:
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xc5410000 irq 159"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "06c8"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "0"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	profiles:
		input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (priority 65, available: unknown)
		output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (priority 6500, available: unknown)
		output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (priority 6565, available: unknown)
		output:iec958-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output (priority 5500, available: unknown)
		output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5565, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5900, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5965, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 865, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 865, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra3: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra3: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra3: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra4: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra4: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra4: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
		off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
	active profile: <output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo>
	sinks:
		alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo/#0: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
	sources:
		alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor/#0: Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
		alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo/#1: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
	ports:
		analog-input-internal-mic: Internal Microphone (priority 8900, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
		analog-input-mic: Microphone (priority 8700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
		iec958-stereo-output: Digital Output (S/PDIF) (priority 0, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (priority 5800, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (priority 5700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-3: HDMI / DisplayPort 4 (priority 5600, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-4: HDMI / DisplayPort 5 (priority 5500, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
 

$ pacmd list-sinks

$ pacmd list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: RUNNING
	suspend cause: (none)
	priority: 9039
	volume: front-left: 30129 /  46% / -20.25 dB,   front-right: 30129 /  46% / -20.25 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 30.96 ms
	max request: 6 KiB
	max rewind: 6 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 1
	linked by: 1
	configured latency: 40.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 2000.00 ms
	card: 1 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
	module: 7
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "ALC1220 Analog"
		alsa.id = "ALC1220 Analog"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xc5410000 irq 159"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "06c8"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "front:0"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "352800"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "176400"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Realtek ALC1220"
		alsa.components = "HDA:10ec1220,146212bc,00100101 HDA:8086280b,80860101,00100000"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
	active port: <analog-output-speaker>
 

$ pacmd list-sink-inputs

$ pacmd list-sink-inputs
1 sink input(s) available.
    index: 4
	driver: <protocol-native.c>
	flags: START_CORKED FIX_RATE 
	state: RUNNING
	sink: 0 <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
	volume: front-left: 36045 /  55% / -15.58 dB,   front-right: 36045 /  55% / -15.58 dB
	        balance 0.00
	muted: no
	current latency: 1259.14 ms
	requested latency: 40.00 ms
	sample spec: float32le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	resample method: copy
	module: 13
	client: 9 <VLC media player (LibVLC 3.0.11)>
	properties:
		media.role = "video"
		media.name = "audio stream"
		application.name = "VLC media player (LibVLC 3.0.11)"
		native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
		native-protocol.version = "33"
		application.id = "org.VideoLAN.VLC"
		application.version = "3.0.11"
		application.icon_name = "vlc"
		application.language = "en_US.UTF-8"
		application.process.id = "4130"
		application.process.user = "spike"
		application.process.host = "zenboy"
		application.process.binary = "vlc"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "b263c50d88e241059b93142d6a0030b1"
		application.process.session_id = "2"
		module-stream-restore.id = "sink-input-by-media-role:video"
 

$ sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/*

$ sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/*
[sudo] password for spike: 
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC0:  spike       718 F.... pulseaudio
/dev/snd/controlC1:  spike       718 F.... pulseaudio
/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c:   spike       718 F...m pulseaudio
/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   spike       718 F...m pulseaudio

I did a full scan with alsa-info.sh - the output URL is located at http://alsa-project.org/db/?f=7aea83adb … 282b3cdb3d

If there is something else I can provide that you may need to help debug this please let me know.
Thanks very much for your time and help wading through all this data. I know it's probably TMI, but I don't know what to try next.

Last edited by andheisus (2020-07-03 02:57:59)

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#2 2020-07-03 03:02:42

andheisus
Member
Registered: 2016-04-16
Posts: 5

Re: Speakers Must Be Manually Enabled – Alsactl Init Errors As Well

I looked in the Wiki on the ALSA page at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ad … sound_card and since I had no

 /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf 

file I created one, and added the

blacklist snd-intel8x0m 

line as the Wiki suggests. That made no changes in speaker behavior, I still must run ‘alsactl init’ to get the speakers to play, and the phones still work normally without prompts.

I am also still getting the same errors in the results of

dmesg | egrep -i "snd|firmware" 

as I did above, and alsactl init also gives the same errors. I have looked but so far have not found anything that points to what that might mean.

I am not sure if these errors are related, or may be separate issues. No search results I have seen so far give anything I can see to try.

Unlike before, I do now get output from dmesg | grep snd which to me looks normal, before I got no output at all.

$ dmesg | grep snd
[    2.336863] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    2.337041] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    2.337094] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Disabling MSI
[    2.337097] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Handle vga_switcheroo audio client
[    2.442825] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    2.624004] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for ALC1220: line_outs=1 (0x1b/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[    2.624007] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    2.624008] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    hp_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    2.624009] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[    2.624010] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    dig-out=0x1e/0x0
[    2.624010] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    inputs:
[    2.624011] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Mic=0x19
[    2.624012] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Internal Mic=0x12

I apologize for the excessive data dump in my first post, I expect most of it is unneccesary and distracting. But thank you for any ideas you might have as to where to begin debugging this.

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#3 2020-07-03 07:48:16

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 9,995

Re: Speakers Must Be Manually Enabled – Alsactl Init Errors As Well

You need to run the alsactl store/restore commands as root as well (run a store after fixing with alsactl init, try a reboot). If that doesn't already help and if it's setup incorrectly that consistently then it's likely a firmware bug, try to get an update for your UEFI/BIOS and check whether that makes a difference. Alternatively you could also just setup a service that runs alsactl init on boot so you could technically just bypass the issue with that if that is indeed sufficient. But I do suspect that storing the state file in a fixed state should already help here.

FWIW the alsactl init errors look normal and not cause for concern, same for the dmesg lines. As for the information dump, don't worry about it it's often more useful to post more than less and from that aspect you include most things of relevance.

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#4 2020-07-06 03:07:50

andheisus
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Registered: 2016-04-16
Posts: 5

Re: Speakers Must Be Manually Enabled – Alsactl Init Errors As Well

Thanks for all the feedback, V1del. I tried using both the 'sudo alsactl store' & 'sudo alsactl restore' after the 'alsactl init' command. Each time on reboot it still does not remember or store the setting, and I also still get the same errors that I showed above in the original post.

So I will wait for a UEFI/BIOS update to become available and then try that. In the meantime I will likely take your advice and create a service to run it at boot, and that should also work fine. Thanks again V1del – I appreciate your help. I will report back if the next BIOS update fixes the issue.

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