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Offline Misalf

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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2017, 05:54:56 AM »
And/Or remove  usr/local/etc/alsa/asound.state  from  /opt/.filetool.lst  if you prefer the  ~/.X.d  way.
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Offline evertvaningen

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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2017, 07:23:06 AM »
/bin/sh: speaker-test: not found


...wat?!

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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2017, 09:00:01 AM »
/bin/sh: speaker-test: not found

Relax  please... 

speaker-test is not found because it's not installed, plain and simple.   

Better to show you how to resolve this situation quickly, as it will help later.
First open APPS > go to Provides > and enter speaker-test

Note: the provides function is listed in the Search drop-down menu

"Provides" indicates in which extension you can find the desired application.

I think these details are explained in the CoreBook, yes?
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Offline evertvaningen

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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2017, 09:04:12 AM »
/bin/sh: speaker-test: not found

Relax  please... 

speaker-test is not found because it's not installed, plain and simple.   

Rather than just tell you why, it's better to show you how to resolve this situation quickly.
First open APPS > go to Provides > and enter speaker-test

Note: the provides function is listed in the Search drop-down menu

"Provides" indicates in which extension you can find the desired application.

So Alsa-config IS needed for the test :P I didn't know that.
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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2017, 09:23:16 AM »
You're welcome..

Provides is the one of the most useful functions, you'll use it a lot.

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Re: VT8237A/VT8251 No Sound
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2017, 10:09:36 AM »
Hello evertvaningen

Note also that if you need Alsa-config then be sure to load it before alsa extension.


Sorry I should have explained better the command is " amixer set "Master" 80 unmute "   but I think others helped out there..

To recap:
If you can boot from a clean system (without any backup alsa config files) whether that entails booting with alsa or "alsa-config + alsa".   Then able to hear sound by use of alsamixer to unmute and set desired volume then it's simply a question of which controls??  and then finding the names for these controls because the names shown in alsamixer are not necessarily a usable command name.  Confusing huh..?
eg:  To unmute an SPDIF device as indicated in alsamixer, we would use the IEC standards document name: 
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amixer -c 0 cset name='IEC958 Playback Switch' on
After that it should be easy to setup alsamixer commands to control your card.

AIUI the volume index comes from the card, I don't think it's an alsa issue.  My hardware volume reports 0 to 100 so I don't have that problem and can't advise,