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How can I fix my sound?

asked 2014-06-29 15:26:57 -0600

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My sound card is not working properly. Sound only comes out of one speaker. I am certain this is not a hardware problem as I am running a dual boot with XP and the sound works fine on XP. I have tried tinkering with the alsamixer but that did not work.

Here is my lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370 [Radeon X300]
01:00.1 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370 [Radeon X300 SE]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
04:00.0 Modem: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI (rev 04)
04:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster

And here is my uname -a output: Linux localhost.localdomain 3.14.8-200.fc20.i686+PAE #1 SMP Mon Jun 16 22:20:16 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide.

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Are you in the audio group? Check by executing groups. If not, sudo usermod -aG audio $USERNAME should do the trick. This is what worked for me.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-06-29 20:12:08 -0600 )edit

Try this - Goto System settings -> Sound -> Select Speakers Built In audio and adjust the balance for it. It might be a noob approach to your problem but its worth a try.

XEn gravatar imageXEn ( 2014-06-29 20:49:31 -0600 )edit

@hello I entered the command you gave and then tested the speakers again, but still no luck. :(

@XEn When I select the Built-In Audio speakers I don't get any sound. I only get sound from the CA0106 Soundblaster option. I tried playing around with the balance for the CA0106 option, but I wasn't able to get sound to come out of both speakers.

Thanks for the responses though guys! :)

fm421 gravatar imagefm421 ( 2014-06-29 22:28:07 -0600 )edit

It seems your drivers aren't installed right. Try reinstalling the drivers for your sound card. A google search should be able to help you on how to do that.

XEn gravatar imageXEn ( 2014-06-30 21:37:06 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-06-30 21:59:13 -0600

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It turns out I had more to learn about how alsamixer works. After learning more I was able to get the sound to work. Thanks to everyone who took the time to help a noob with a silly sound issue. :)

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Can you explain a little more, for the next guy?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-01 00:16:26 -0600 )edit

When I opened alsamixer and selected my sound card with F6 there were skinny green/white/red bars on the page. After continuing to push the up arrow key (even after a skinny bar was at the top of its box) another bar started to appear in the same box. When the second bar reached the top of the box, the bars turned into one thick green/white/red bar. After doing this to every one of the options (Master, S/PDIF C, S/PDIF F, etc) my sound was coming out of both speakers.

I'm not sure how good of an explanation that was, but I hope it's able to help someone!

fm421 gravatar imagefm421 ( 2014-07-01 17:38:12 -0600 )edit

Thanks @fm421 :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-02 00:12:19 -0600 )edit

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