Recognized but no sound with Asus Xonar SE in Ubuntu 19.04

Recently I have bought the Asus Xonar SE in order to use S/PDIF devices for playback. It was the newest and best I could find for the price, and people on Amazon commented it worked in Ubuntu for them (read about 12.04 & 14.04 being OK). Now, I don’t know how they did it, but I can’t get it to work. I have tried many things told about for troubleshooting and solving audio-related problems similair to mine on Ubuntu/Linux, but nothing so far.

I would like to use the S/PDIF output, but also by trying with the analog output on the card had no luck: I have seen no playback.

The card itself is a bit weird. It uses a USB (yes, even though it’s PCIe) audio processor from C-Media (the CM6620A), a host controller for USB from AsMedia (ASM1042A) and the S1220A from Realtek as a DAC.

Asus their soundcard works perfectly in Windows 10 (my PC is dualbooted with REFInd), after having installed the software from the CD Asus provided (so there’s no hardware problem there)

Now software (steps):

I have set the output device correctly in the Ubuntu settings panel for sound (it looks like this: https://imgur.com/a/AfJN7ls ). I have also tried changing to different digital profiles in a PulseAudio tool, but no luck with that either.

I already worked with Alsamixer in the terminal and tried solving the issue with f.e. muted volume, but no luck there. This is what it looks like now: https://imgur.com/a/fLIotEY To me it mainly looks odd that none of the outputs are correctly labelled, as they are with working (normal) cards in Alsamixer. It’s all “PCM …”

Another thing I tried was doing a search on the codecs on the machine, and there it returned this:

==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 <== Codec: Realtek ALC892  ==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#2 <== Codec: Intel Kabylake HDMI 

From the return of aplay -l I can see that the Xonar SE is card#1 , but for that there are no codecs available via the command I ran like above (= head -n 1 /proc/asound/card*/codec#*).

aplay-l output:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]   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: SoundCard [Xonar SoundCard], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]   Subdevices: 1/1   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: SoundCard [Xonar SoundCard], device 1: USB Audio [USB Audio #1]   Subdevices: 1/1   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: SoundCard [Xonar SoundCard], device 2: USB Audio [USB Audio #2]   Subdevices: 1/1   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: SoundCard [Xonar SoundCard], device 3: USB Audio [USB Audio #3]   Subdevices: 1/1   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 

The full Alsa information output it produced seems fairly complicated to me. I find it difficult to get information from there, but I have the output here: http://alsa-project.org/db/?f=2a945544a53708b95cd185596fd636a60f1c1e62

Btw: I also tried it with a different Ubuntu version (18.04 LTS from USB) and also Mint 19.2. No luck with that either, same result like all of the above information.

Is there anyone who knows what steps I can take to make this work? Or how to diagnose a problem?

Thanks already

Sound Not Working in Ubuntu 18.04

I am a new Ubuntu user who recently downloaded 18.04 onto my (refurbished) laptop. Everything seems to work fine (although I could use some extra speed) but my audio does not work.

In the settings > audio tab, I don’t get any inputs or outputs (not even a dummy output), but when I run

aplay -l 

it seems to recognize my sound card. And, just to note, my hardware does work. It worked on Windows 10.

I have tried numerous solutions to no avail, such as:

Force reloading Alsa:

sudo alsa force-reload 

Re-installing and force-reloading Alsa:

sudo apt-get remove alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio sudo alsa force-reload 

Renaming the hidden config directory:

 mv ~/.config/pulse ~/.config/old_pulse 

I’ve tried Alsamixer instead, and, by using this command:

sudo gedit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher 

I changed RUN=yes to RUN=no.

Again, none of these have worked and there’s probably more that I’ve forgotten to list. So, knowing that Ubuntu can read my sound card, what do I do? Thank you!

I my system sound ouput is not working in all the ports.I check sudo apt -get update it shows like this.What i need to do for the output sound?

sudo apt-get update
Err:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80] Reading package lists… Done
E: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release’ does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Ubuntu 18.04: Roland USB “Quad Capture” Two Channel Sound Device Enumerated as Analog Surround 4.0

Ran Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS as a “Live DVD” and the Roland Quad Capture USB sound device worked perfectly. When Ubuntu 18.04 was installed to the hard drive, the “Quad Capture” (two channel, quad in name only) is enumerated as Analog Surround 4.0 with no option in the configuration to change it to 2 channel stereo. I cannot find a .conf file for the Roland in order to change the channel mappings. This is clearly a bug: The Quad Capture worked fine with an 18.04 live demo (with I suppose a default USB sound device configuration) but when enumerated on the final install the device does not work because its misidentified as being a four channel output device. Any ideas?

simple sound playback text

my laptop went down a few days ago and i lost my short sound script. I thought someone here could help me rebuild it. It was something like this: Bettr post: if sound prog were “pback” the command would be

pback file[s]

!

FILE=$ 1;

cat FILE | [forgotten command]

End

can anybody help me with the command?

thanks much,

gary

Surround sound issue

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2, with the extra PPA backports to get LTS.

My desktop PC has an H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) motherboard with Intel i5-3330 at 3 GHZ; 8GB RAM; integrated Audio and Video card adapters.

I want to know if it a “normal” situation that the Side and Rear Surround audio channels are heard into the Front Surround audio channels, -25 dB below the peak level.

Is it “normal”?

Is it “by design”?

Can we change this (to full eliminate that audio from the front channels)? How?

Where should you place a “background sound play button” on an illustration site

I have a site which has many illustrations. I would like for there to be sound but the browser doesn’t allow you to autoplay sounds. So at some point the user has to click.

I also have a second sound, the reading of a poem. I would somehow like for there to be a button or some way of turning on the poem audio.

What are some design UX ideas for accomplishing this without just plastering a > play button on the screen? For both the background sound, and the poem narration.

problem with sound on bytcht-es8316 and recompiling the drivers do not work either on my strombook

helllo friends i am having a weird laptoP from thailand with intel atom based on it i recently installed ubuntu in place of windows and now the sound is not working i have following card displayed on my alsamixer: bytcht-es8316
Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio

running pulseaudio i get this:

W: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting. E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile. E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="0" name="platform-bytcht_es8316" card_name="alsa_card.platform-bytcht_es8316" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed. E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile. E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="0" name="platform-bytcht_es8316" card_name="alsa_card.platform-bytcht_es8316" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed. Killed 

on trying to recompile the drivers i get this:

praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   # ubuntu praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   C_FLAGS="-C /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`" praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   # opensuse praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   # C_FLAGS="-C /usr/src/linux-`uname -r`" praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   c_dir=`pwd` praveen@praveen-STORM-BOOK-SB1401:~$   for mf in `find $  c_dir -type f -name "Makefile"` > do >     echo $  mf >     cd `dirname $  mf` >     make $  C_FLAGS M=`pwd` modules >     mv *.ko $  c_dir >     cd $  c_dir > done /home/praveen/sound/soc/intel/boards/Makefile make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' arch/x86/Makefile:155: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support arch/x86/Makefile:244: *** You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler, please update your compiler..  Stop. make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' mv: cannot stat '*.ko': No such file or directory /home/praveen/sound/soc/intel/sst/Makefile make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' arch/x86/Makefile:155: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support arch/x86/Makefile:244: *** You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler, please update your compiler..  Stop. make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' mv: cannot stat '*.ko': No such file or directory /home/praveen/sound/soc/codecs/Makefile make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' arch/x86/Makefile:155: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support arch/x86/Makefile:244: *** You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler, please update your compiler..  Stop. make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.18.0-25-generic' mv: cannot stat '*.ko': No such file or directory 

please help i am a beginner

How to disable drum beat sound when closing FF in Ubuntu 16.04?

Please note, this is the same drum beat sound from login, the difference is this sound occurs whenever I try to close Firefox or Palemoon, and it’s not browser related, because Opera does not play this sound when closing. I’ve posted this question in Mozilla’s forum and someone told me that he has the same problem when receiving system notification, so it seems an Ubuntu configuration and not FF. Anyone had similar problem and succeeded to disable it?
My environment: Ubuntu 16.04, Unity Tweak Tool (don’t know if it has anything to do with the problem), FF 60.8.0esr.