leap 42.1 Sound only on earphone, ALC296VB realtek no sound from speakers

I am trying to find a forum is patient enough to help out a NEWBIE that cannot get sound from loudspeakers. I tried many foruns but only got a good response from https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&p=61410#p61410 and as I am using triple boot, and none of the distros work, I am posting on those various distros forums to see if there is a way to make the same sound that comes good from earphone also come good from the speakers, but so far no sound. nowh02@linux-59br:~> uname -a
Linux linux-59br 4.1.12-1-default #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 29 06:43:42 UTC 2015 (e24bad1) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Rigth now I am updating and upgrading opensuse hoping to find a solution, but I use other distros daily, I like variety and different flavours, it is boring to use always the same distro, I will post here the problem hoping that you will not delete the information I am trying to build, I think hardware detection should be instant, that said, here is the problem:

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                                                     [Post](https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?p=61403#p61403)by **[mariapintoamaral](https://forums.solydxk.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2515)** » 30 Jun 2016 10:36 
                                                             I like [http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php? ... em-USB-3.0](http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php?pages/Cle-MultiSystem-USB-3.0)  which allows me the capability to boot ten or more distros, I have  always used triple boot and above, right now I am using solydxk on  partition sda2, but I had solidxk  also on sda1 and two more partitions  ready, like I said I was about to install open suse leap 42.2 which I  did yesterday online but again I could not avoid being a little paranoid  as the successful online installation resulted in an open suse whose  password did not work, my goal was to TEST THE ALC296VB from a different  distro detection, this time open suse, but for my surprise, I could not  log into open suse, then I went as far as "mount -o remount,rw / " to  create a new password, but instead of the normal defaults it read  errors=remount-ro,  which is evidence enough open suse might have being  tampered with during the three hours online  install process. resulting  in the errors=remount-ro. thing ,  so it was smart I  kept  solydxk  ready in a second partition and from there I am reporting here dual boot  that I will try again open suse now via their 4.3 Gig  Leap-42.2-DVD-x86_64.iso  off line install and if I get sound from the  loudspeakes, if open suse 42.2 hardware sound detection works, I will  apply their solution to my solydkx here,  but if open suse 42.2 fails,  then I will try next BSD and do the triple boot. Well, one hour later,  here I am sending this message from open suse 42.1 and KDE MIXER  indicates nothing is capturing audio, there is again good sound in the  earphones, but nothing from the loudspeakers, diffent hardware detection  same problem, to me it is then a matter of NEW FIRMWARE, chances are  the netbook here have intel FIRMWARE or realtek FIRMWARE that is  proprietary, when trying Kubuntu online installation I remember a .bin  firmware was asked from Debian, maybe mandriva ( the original that came  along installed in the netbook ) have pre-installed the NEW FIRMWARE  .bin in the kernel to hold friendly monopoly on this type of netbook (  possibly clone.com.tw  motherboard, peddled as braziilian brand ), I   mean, the invitation to be the official software in the netbook, which  makes me feel foolish somehow. First thing I learn here on open suse is  sound works without ALSA FIRMWARE, but there is a  way to install the  alsa firmware, then I am trying to install the ALSA FIRMWARE to see if  it solves the problem, if it does, I reboot my solydxk on second partion  sda2 and do the same there: nowh02@linux-59br:~> rpm -q alsa  alsa-utils alsa-firmware

package alsa-firmware is not installed
nowh02@linux-59br:~> zypper install alsa-firmware
nowh02@linux-59br:~> sudo zypper install alsa-firmware
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
Resolving package dependencies…

The following NEW package is going to be installed:

1 new package to install.
Overall download size: 3.0 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional 9.8
MiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
Retrieving package alsa-firmware-1.0.29-3.2.noarch (1/1), 3.0 MiB ( 9.8 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving: alsa-firmware-1.0.29-3.2.noarch.rpm …[done (221.3 KiB/s)]
Checking for file conflicts: …[done]
(1/1) Installing: alsa-firmware-1.0.29-3.2 …[done]

It says I must now use the command: rcalsasound start,

Open Suse indicates INTEL VALLEYVIEW2, I took a screenshot, I have to reboot, return to solydXK /sda2 and see if I have the same INTEL VALLEYVIEW2 “hardware” there, maybe the HDMI outlet and the loudspeakers collide, I have so far no idea. What is Intelvalleyview2 in the first place?


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2@solydxk ~ $ sudo lspci
[sudo] password for nowh02:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0e)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e)
00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 0f23 (rev 0e)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series USB xHCI (rev 0e)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0e)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0f48 (rev 0e)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0f4a (rev 0e)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0f4c (rev 0e)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0f4e (rev 0e)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0e)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 0f12 (rev 0e)
01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5289 (rev 01)
02:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0a)

2@solydxk ~ $ sudo uname -a
Linux solydxk 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Attachments: printscreen on Youtube, alsamixer and Sound manager HDA, no sound from youtube from speakers though there are plenty of sound comming from the earphone.

I have the strong impression that you are looking for support. Then why is this posted in “Looking for something otther then support”

IMHO the above is a Multimedia support question. This will be moved to the Multimedia subforum.

Moved from Looking for Something Other then Support.

ok trying to distil all that LOL

sound in headphones no sound in speakers…right??

Ok install pavucontrol and see if you can set the output there

alsa controls can not do that must use a pulse audio control if you are using pulse which is default

Right now I am listening to youtube via earphone, open suse 42.1 is working fine. I have KMIXER BILTIN ANALOG STEREO, IF I LOWER IT SOUND ALSO GETS LOWER, If I turn i up sound also goes up, but not totally up, I have also to turn up CubeUtils audio stream, if I jack off earphone plug sound disappears altogether. Alsa mixer right now is just master maximum. I am going to add the pictures here, hold on. Also if I make master at alsa lower volume gets lower at KMIXER, but if I turn it back up, the sound gets louder but KMIXER do not return to maximum, I have to do it manually. I am just describing how it goes. ( I am still editing… ) Hold on please. I do not see the button to upload the screenshots from here, I am looking a way around to get the pictures so you see it.

Did you get pavucontrol??? It can often solve problems about sound routing.

Alsa does not handle this kmixer can but it is tricker and I find pavucontrol easier to understand.

Pulse gives full control of each sound source and sound sink ie (output)

Right now I am listening to youtube via earphone, open suse 42.1 is working fine. I have KMIXER BILTIN ANALOG STEREO, IF I LOWER IT SOUND ALSO GETS LOWER, If I turn i up sound also goes up, but not totally up, I have also to turn up CubeUtils audio stream, if I jack off earphone plug sound disappears altogether. Alsa mixer right now is just master maximum. I am going to add the pictures here, hold on. Also if I make master at alsa lower volume gets lower at KMIXER, but if I turn it back up, the sound gets louder but KMIXER do not return to maximum, I have to do it manually. I am just describing how it goes. ( I am still editing… ) Hold on please. I do not see the button to upload the screenshots from here, I am looking a way around to get the pictures so you see it. https://postimg.org/image/av5io76lj/


nowh02@linux-59br:~> hwinfo --sound
Absolute path to ‘hwinfo’ is ‘/usr/sbin/hwinfo’, so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
nowh02@linux-59br:~> sudo hwinfo --sound
root’s password:
13: PCI 1b.0: 0403 Audio device
[Created at pci.366]
Unique ID: u1Nb.axD1WDu6pl3
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1b.0
Hardware Class: sound
Model: “Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller”
Vendor: pci 0x8086 “Intel Corporation”
Device: pci 0x0f04 “Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller”
SubVendor: pci 0x1297 “Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer”
SubDevice: pci 0x2041
Revision: 0x0e
Driver: “snd_hda_intel”
Driver Modules: “snd_hda_intel”
Memory Range: 0xd0810000-0xd0813fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 93 (681 events)
Module Alias: “pci:v00008086d00000F04sv00001297sd00002041bc04sc03i00”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe snd_hda_intel”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

nowh02@linux-59br:~> head -n 1 /proc/asound/card0/codec*
==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 <==
Codec: Realtek ALC269VB

==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#2 <==
Codec: Intel Valleyview2 HDMI


nowh02@linux-59br:~> aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC269VB Analog [ALC269VB Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Sound only on earphone, ALC296VB realtek no sound from speakers
Occam’s Razor says that your speakers are broken
is that a desktop with external speakers?
if so check the speakers power supply and the audio in cable, can you find different speakers to check or connect your speakers to a different audio source (like your phone)
if it’s a laptop check your 3.5 mm audio out jack something could be stuck in there, had a relative that broke part of his speaker jack in the laptop and he only could get sound with headphones (the ones with the missing jack top) a semi simple removal of the peace of metal fixed things

Open mandriva and mandriva get sound from internal speakers, the hardware is new, not broken, the numbers assigned to HDMI is 0, 1 and sometimes BS, madriva, the original softer in the netbook, did a trick only The French firm mandriva had sound in the netbook, like microsoft it is called friendly monopoly. This netbooks with 2015 bios are a good piece of meat for firms like mandriva and microsoft, we need to learn how TO HACK in the firmware they embedded in the kernel they are using in their contracts with firms like POSITIVO which ships the netbook with sound only if one uses mandriva. What we need is capable hackers can make hardware detection work.

This is not to disencourage you, but you should rethink the way you make your posts.

Having all the text in one large paragraph witthout any line breaks and/or paragraph breaks where logic and readabilty asks for it, makes them not easy to read.

Also mixing the bare tecnical information we need to help you with remarks that give no information at all, makes it difficult to understand your problem.

When you want to discuss “which hacker shoul do what” in your opinion, then please use the Soapbox sub-forum taht is available.

People may simply stop reading your posts when they have to invest much unneeded extra of their time and effort to help you.

Sorry, I am nearly brainless. There are lots of people reporting the same bug, the experts use aplay -l something and get a .wav sound to fix if the HDMI is 0, or 1 some even use BS something, kind of the sound does not reach the internal speakers because the HDMI outlet collides with the internal speakers, if I still had brains I would have a go on doing that, but right now I am brainless, I am trying to find a distro with instant detection, but right now I think there is only manual setting for my netbook 2015 bios. This card 0 : PCH HDA INTEL PCH device 3, HDMI 0 when one applies APLAY one should get the correct parameters.

I did not know a NETBOOK and its shipped SOFTER, DISTRO, had kind of cryptography indicating ownership, I have Always thought a person can change the SOFTER of a purchased machine for another, BUT maybe not, today I got: O.E.M./1.03- SKU:3000778 a new piece of information related to the netbook and also the link to donwload the only Linux that Works so far, mandriva: http://portalatp.positivoinformatica.com.br/Recovery_Mandriva/24072012.html Mandriva H14BT58 (EMMC 32GB)
Mandriva H14BT58 - Download http://portalatp.positivoinformatica.com.br/Recovery_Mandriva/2015/H14BT58.rar I do not know and I have to study THE LAW to understand if when purchasing a netbook it is forbidden to use other distros, or software due to GENUINE versus PIRATE. I am at sea. Right now I confess I am brainless and at see. PS. This message is being sent from WINDOWS 10 ( also failed to deliever sound from the internal speakers ), I have solydxk and open suse on partition sda1, sda2 and had to install Windows 10 to understand MANDRIVA means business.

They can not forbid but can make it hard to use other OS. This is why it is is essential these days to fully research any hardware and determine if other (non-windows) OS are supported. Even Windows may require special drivers for the hardware.

here is a good place to look but there are others Google Linux hardware also your computer model + Linux


Like Gogalthorp said I should go to the motherboard manufacturer and get the drivers, but POSITIVO FIRM purchases the motherboards outside Brasil, possibly http://www.clove.com.tw and peddle them in Brazil ( O.E.M./1.03- SKU:3000778 ) as ANONYMOUS MOTHERBOARDS, H1B4T58 motherboard ( which does not exist, it is a smokscreen, a trap ), so in order to download the drivers the final option is to get a screwdriver, open the netbook and copy the serial number printed on the motherboard hoping that a searchengine will find from the serial number the real name of the motherboard manufacturer.

Hi Maria,

If I understand right, you bought new hardware from Positivo shipped with Mandriva. Mandriva is dead for more than 4 years, and you can’t get any software actualization or new programs. That alone would be reason to reimburse, not your problem with the sound card. It is like a new notebook with Windows XP installed.

Did you understand the hints about pavucontrol? That would probably solve your problem.

You install pavucontrol in a terminal as root

# zypper in pavucontrol

The # indicates that you enter the command as root and should not be typed.
or install it under YaST → Gerenciamento de software.

Then you enter another terminal as user

$ pavucontrol

see here

I am not an expert on hardware. I guess from other posts that there are 2 audio cards and one of them is muted.


Sound is now coming from the internal speakers. It looks like this new 2015 computers are suffering COMPUTER SATELLITE CONTROL, similar to MIND CONTROL, satellites are cloning computers real time with a kind of maser vortex, and I will prove you that by showing you THE REALTEK volume being controlled real time so that THE VOLUME IS TURNED TO HEARABLE or barely audible, but sound is there, right now I have solydxk LEAP 42.1 in sda2 partition but are reporting from PUPPY LINUX TAHR and there is plenty of sound coming from the speakers, but it took many hours before PUPPY TAHR LINUX started to find a way to get sound working. I entered the PUPPY LINUX real time chart and asked for REMOTE ASSITANCE, gave them the link here in the forum, and BINGO, somehow THE VOLUME being hold down by MASER SATELLITE gave in and the computer same configuration which did not work started to work, so to me, today year 2016, besides the COMPUTER CONFIGURATION, there is a REAL TIME ALTERATION IN HARDWARE cased by strange satellite wireless energy, that can make the same configuration work or fail depending on the guys that do the wireless satellite thing, possibily a back door bug in the HARDWARE for the big firms that sell the hardware to keep an eye on how their hardware are being used. I will display here the successful configuration puppy linux is using righ now which resulted in sound in the netbook many hours later: https://s32.postimg.org/djjtorw39/image.png

I will in the next hours reboot and try to apply the same configuration on OPEN SUSE LEAP 42.1 /sda2 ( triple boot ), but my findings here is that
REALTEK or some motherboards have a SATELLITE WIRELESS ALGORITHM that changes the VOLUME OF SOUND in the motherboard, so chances are next time I boot the same TAHR PUPPY LINUX, same configuration, sound again disappears, because it is more of a HARDWARE CONTROL BUG, much like the maser mind control, like outside wireless radar backdoor, if in medicine more and more human beings complaint of their bodies and brains being accessed real time by wireless bugs, it looks like the same is happeining to new hardware, though it is so subtil many people still do not realize it. You see in the next picture, it is the same configuration as before when sound was not present in the internal speakers, but the algorithm of sound volume somehow changed in the hardware: https://s32.postimg.org/ds7ak18yt/image.png