Bug 1128953 - Sound does not work on my Toshiba S50D-A laptop under Fedora 20
Summary: Sound does not work on my Toshiba S50D-A laptop under Fedora 20
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-lib
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaroslav Kysela
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-11 23:49 UTC by Graham
Modified: 2015-06-29 22:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 22:01:41 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from dmesg from the 3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64 kernel (106.15 KB, text/plain)
2014-08-11 23:49 UTC, Graham
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Output from dmesg from the 3.16.2-201.fc20.x86_64 kernel with irqpoll boot option (105.28 KB, text/plain)
2014-09-20 21:50 UTC, Graham
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Output from dmesg from the 3.17.6-300.fc21.x86_64 kernel (79.19 KB, text/plain)
2014-12-19 21:59 UTC, Graham
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output from alsa-info.sh --update --with-aplay --with amixer --with-alsactl --with-configs --with-devices --with-dmesg (27.16 KB, text/plain)
2014-12-23 07:56 UTC, Graham
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Linux Kernel 1062099 None None None Never

Description Graham 2014-08-11 23:49:28 UTC
Created attachment 925885 [details]
Output from dmesg from the 3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64 kernel

Description of problem:
Although sound works under Windows 8, I cannot get any sound under Linux

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the computer
2. Try to use any software that plays sounds, eg Audacity, Firefox/youtube

Actual results:
Silence, even though the software shows that sound is being processed

Expected results:
I should hear the sound

Additional info:
It does not matter whether I use headphones or the built-in speakers.

I reported the problem to the kernel maintainer group (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062099), but I suspect that it is really an ALSA problem rather than in the kernel. There are no error messages in the boot log that would flag it as a kernel problem. 

cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [HDMI           ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
                      HDA ATI HDMI at 0xf0344000 irq 46
 1 [Generic        ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
                      HD-Audio Generic at 0xf0340000 irq 16

Running alsa-info.sh creates a file at:

I have updated the BIOS to the latest version. I have verified using alsamixer and pavucontrol that the output is turned on and has volume. Nothing works.

I tried disabling pulseaudio but it made no difference.

Comment 1 Raymond 2014-08-12 07:58:34 UTC
you should not overwrite pcm.default if you are using pulseaudio

!ALSA configuration files

!!System wide config file (/etc/asound.conf)

# Place your global alsa-lib configuration here...

# GF mod
pcm.!default { type hw  card Generic }
ctl.!default { type hw  card Generic }

Comment 2 Graham 2014-09-20 07:06:53 UTC
I tried that in a a desperate attempt to get sound working. It did not help. (I do not understand the relative roles of ALSA and pulseaudio.) After removing the file, sound still does not work.

I have searched the web for ideas and that was one of them. Nothing I have found has made any difference.

Comment 3 Raymond 2014-09-20 07:15:02 UTC
you have to fix the oops first

  3.204374] CPU: 3 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/3 Not tainted 3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64 #1
[    3.204377] Hardware name: TOSHIBA Satellite S50D-A/VG10AD, BIOS 1.40 01/28/2014
[    3.204379]  0000000000000000 029096a510c494fa ffff88022ed83e40 ffffffff816ef9ae
[    3.204383]  ffff880226c10900 ffff88022ed83e68 ffffffff810e6202 ffff880226c10900
[    3.204386]  0000000000000009 0000000000000000 ffff88022ed83ea8 ffffffff810e6716
[    3.204390] Call Trace:
[    3.204392]  <IRQ>  [<ffffffff816ef9ae>] dump_stack+0x45/0x56
[    3.204404]  [<ffffffff810e6202>] __report_bad_irq+0x32/0xd0
[    3.204407]  [<ffffffff810e6716>] note_interrupt+0x226/0x270
[    3.204411]  [<ffffffff810e3d0e>] handle_irq_event_percpu+0xae/0x1a0
[    3.204414]  [<ffffffff810e3e37>] handle_irq_event+0x37/0x60
[    3.204417]  [<ffffffff810e732c>] handle_fasteoi_irq+0x7c/0x140
[    3.204422]  [<ffffffff8101596f>] handle_irq+0xbf/0x150
[    3.204426]  [<ffffffff816fa99a>] ? atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x1a/0x20
[    3.204430]  [<ffffffff81701c0f>] do_IRQ+0x4f/0xf0
[    3.204434]  [<ffffffff816f6bed>] common_interrupt+0x6d/0x6d
[    3.204435]  <EOI>  [<ffffffff81053576>] ? native_safe_halt+0x6/0x10
[    3.204444]  [<ffffffff8101cdaf>] default_idle+0x1f/0xc0
[    3.204447]  [<ffffffff8101d69f>] arch_cpu_idle+0xf/0x20
[    3.204452]  [<ffffffff810d0831>] cpu_startup_entry+0x251/0x410
[    3.204456]  [<ffffffff81043f4b>] start_secondary+0x22b/0x310

Comment 4 Graham 2014-09-20 07:27:24 UTC
Do you have any suggestions on how I would do that?

Comment 5 Graham 2014-09-20 21:46:46 UTC
I did not understand your comment. I looked in the dmesg output and found the text "(try booting with the "irqpoll" option)". I have done that. It has not fixed the problem of sound not working, but it has got rid of that message from dmesg. I have attached the new dmesg output.

Comment 6 Graham 2014-09-20 21:50:31 UTC
Created attachment 939657 [details]
Output from dmesg from the 3.16.2-201.fc20.x86_64 kernel with irqpoll boot option

Comment 7 Graham 2014-12-19 21:57:12 UTC
I have upgraded to Fedora 21 and there is no change in the problem. I get no sound from the analog sound system (and have no way of checking the HDMI). I am using 3.17.6-300.fc21.x86_64

Comment 8 Graham 2014-12-19 21:59:30 UTC
Created attachment 971331 [details]
Output from dmesg from the 3.17.6-300.fc21.x86_64 kernel

Comment 9 Raymond 2014-12-23 07:20:25 UTC
ypu have to post the output of alsa-info.sh

[   23.096048] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:01.1: Force to non-snoop mode
[   23.096096] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:01.1: irq 30 for MSI/MSI-X
[   23.119276] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.1/sound/card0/input15
[   23.123502] sound hdaudioC1D0: autoconfig: line_outs=1 (0xd/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[   23.123509] sound hdaudioC1D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   23.123512] sound hdaudioC1D0:    hp_outs=1 (0xb/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   23.123515] sound hdaudioC1D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[   23.123517] sound hdaudioC1D0:    inputs:
[   23.123521] sound hdaudioC1D0:      Internal Mic=0x11
[   23.123524] sound hdaudioC1D0:      Mic=0xa
[   23.145618] input: HD-Audio Generic Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card1/input16
[   23.145851] input: HD-Audio Generic Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card1/input17

Comment 10 Graham 2014-12-23 07:56:49 UTC
Created attachment 972306 [details]
output from alsa-info.sh --update --with-aplay --with amixer --with-alsactl --with-configs --with-devices --with-dmesg

Comment 11 Graham 2015-02-05 23:57:59 UTC
I have installed OpenSUSE on the machine and their team was able to fix the problem with the commands:

  hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x01 SET_GPIO_MASK 0x10
  hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x01 SET_GPIO_DIR 0x10
  hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x01 SET_GPIO_DATA 0x10

These set the MASK, DIR and DATA bits on pin 4 of the GPIO with the FCH Azalia sound card.

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