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Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« on: June 24, 2010, 03:34:32 pm »
Hi all,
I'm trying to install the latest snapshot of Linuxmce (19-Jun-2010) on my asus P5N7A-VM.
I installed it using dvd method. After DVD booting I selected the last voice "install LinuxMce". After Kubuntu installation and before starting to install LinuxMCE using Desktop link, I can hear music and see video using MPlayer and mp3 player but, after Installing LinuxMCE I can't hear nothing and when I start Mplayer or mp3 player I get an error on audio driver (I can still see video).
I noticed that before LinuMCE Installation the alsa driver is at 1.0.17 but, after, it is at 1.0.20 (or 1.0.23 I can't remember). Must I update the ALSA driver?

Can someone give me some help, please?

Best Regards
Giovanni

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 10:22:07 am »

I can confirm that if I install the 07-Jun-2010 Snapshot the audio works after LinuxMCE installation also but, this Snaphot has others problems (MythTv doesn't works). With latest snapshot all seems works except the audio. Latest Snapshot update alsa driver from 1.0.17 to 1.0.23.

any ideas?

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 10:28:15 am »
Are the volume levels in alsa all turned up? I had to turn mine up manually after installation. Type "alsamixer" (or is it "alsa-mixer"?) into the terminal and check.
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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 10:34:51 am »
Yes, all channel are up, I executed 'sudo alsamixer'.
I tryed to update alsa driver too following http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6589810#post6589810 but no luck.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010, 04:55:14 pm by gio2375 »

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 08:39:37 pm »
Wiki page [1] says that this device works 100%, if you have found some caveats please edit that page and explain what issues you have and also if you found solution for it.

[1] http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_P5N7A-VM
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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 09:54:43 am »
Hi,
in these days, I made some test. I installed the 30 June snapshot and I can confirm that analog audio doesn't work. Next steps will be to try previous snaphots (I'm planning to try 04-Feb-2010 snapshot) and to procure an hdmi cable to test digital audio. I'm not so optimistic becouse, as indicated above, after DVD's burn and after the first phase of install (linux installation), audio works. I can play mp3, see and hear video and, most important, I'm able to open mixer. After installing linuxMCE (clicking on desktop icon to install Linuxmce) audio doesn't work and from linux desktop, if I open audio player or xine, I receive "can't find audio driver" message and I'm not able to open mixer any more.

Can someone suggest me how to proceed to fix this problem (where to look or some attempts to do).

Another question, is there an alternative way to install the snapshot except to burn the DVD? I don't want to burn too many DVDs :) I tryed unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) but when I boot from usb, linux starts as live cd and the first screen to choose what install doesn't appear.

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 02:14:47 pm »
All snapshots will update themselves automaticly
Can you do a dmesg and see if you have a symbol mismatch?

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 02:26:17 pm »
All snapshots will update themselves automaticly

....mmm so, is it the same if i try an old version or a new one?

Can you do a dmesg and see if you have a symbol mismatch?

ok I'll do it and will report...

Is it possible that in the new versions alsa driver were removed or changed and then doesn't supports the P5N7A-VM hardware any more?

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010, 12:20:34 pm »
Can you do a dmesg and see if you have a symbol mismatch?

Hi,
dmesg doesn't report nothing strange. I tryed to compile and install alsa drivers doing a downgrade from 1.0.23 to 1.019 and 1.0.21 but without success. When i try to run "aplay -l" I get "no audio card found".

My question is: What's happen about sound drivers, during LinuxMCE installation? Because, the audio works well after kubuntu installation but doesn't works after LinuxMCE installation.

Any suggestions?

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Giovanni

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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010, 03:33:08 pm »
Hi all,
I'm trying to install the latest snapshot of Linuxmce (19-Jun-2010) on my asus P5N7A-VM.
I installed it using dvd method. After DVD booting I selected the last voice "install LinuxMce". After Kubuntu installation and before starting to install LinuxMCE using Desktop link, I can hear music and see video using MPlayer and mp3 player but, after Installing LinuxMCE I can't hear nothing and when I start Mplayer or mp3 player I get an error on audio driver (I can still see video).
I noticed that before LinuMCE Installation the alsa driver is at 1.0.17 but, after, it is at 1.0.20 (or 1.0.23 I can't remember). Must I update the ALSA driver?

Can someone give me some help, please?

Best Regards
Giovanni

We have found that the sound hardware on the P5N7A-VM has some issues with alsa;

- For HDMI Audio we use alsa version 18
- For spdif Audio we use alsa version 19

This might be the answer to your problem.

All the best


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Re: Asus P5N7A-VM no audio on LinuxMCE 0810
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010, 03:42:20 pm »
Many thanks Andrew!!

Actually I'm using analog audio so, I'll try to install alsa version 17 (to be sure).

Thanks again
Giovanni