Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#116 closed defect (fixed)

Intel ICH8 (AD1984) - No Sound under ALSA 1.0.16 2008-03-25

Reported by: Lewis Rosenthal Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: HDA
Component: UNIAUD32 Version: 2.0
Severity: normal Keywords:


No hangs, but no sound, either.

System is a ThinkPad? T61 with onboard AD1984 HDA. Boot is normal (ACPI 3.05: /SMP /APIC; GenMAC 2.20), but no sound.

Previous HDA versions (which actually allowed booting without a Trap E) would lock the system upon attempting to play sounds.

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Changed 12 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Yoda

Component: BuildingUNIAUD32
Milestone: HDA
Version: 1.1.4RC52.0

Please try this UNI16, and send debuginfo.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Paul Smedley

Please also try with Uniaud 1.9.2

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 12 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Replying to psmedley:

Please also try with Uniaud 1.9.2

Paul, I skipped ahead to try 1.9.3 and then back to 1.9.2 (rolled back uni16 to 114RC5). No sound (lockup after a few moments w/1.9.3). I will try the uni16 debug you suggested and update logs next week.


comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Steve Wendt

I don't think that ICH8 is supported as yet by ALSA. (I would like to have sound enabled for an R61i with the ICH8 Audio controller 0x284B.)


comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Paul Smedley

Can't speak to the website, but there are plenty of ich8 references in the source

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Paul Smedley

Hi Lewis - this problem is still present with latest builds? This is the problem where you need to use unimix to change mixer controls to get volume?

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by Lewis Rosenthal

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Apologies for the long silence, Paul (no pun intended)...

This afternoon, I upgraded the RC5 install on the T61 to RC6a. Elsewhere, I had reported (discussed) boot difficulties under ACPI with /APIC enabled (this was with 1.9.12). I had the same experience here until I upgraded ACPI to 3.15. The system then booted with /APIC.

System sounds work under 1.9.14 / ACPI 3.15 (/SMP /APIC). Youtube videos which were playable did play - and smoothly. I was able to switch from one playing video to another, though I did hang Firefox once in the process (could have been a bad Flash stream, as that one didn't want to play, anyway).

I still had to set the volume levels manually:

unimix.exe -id3 -cnt0 -val1 unimix.exe -id3 -cnt1 -val1 unimix.exe -id27 -val33

As expected, no hardware volume control (I should be able to get the buttons to work with an ACPI-aware tool, however).

Let's close this ticket. Sound works.

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