On Saturday 12 Aug 2017 20:49:48 Robin Atwood wrote: > I have a Thinkpad T410 where, after I installed Gentoo on it, everything > "just worked (TM)". The sound is via the bog-standard Intel chips on the > mobo and uses the hda_intel drivers. I didn't use the TP for a long time, > just periodically updating Gentoo, but when I eventually did try to use it > the sound was muted. This means I shut down the X server to remove > complications from the desktop and from the console aplay doesn't produce > any sound. Everything looks normal, driver modules loaded, alsamixer shows > the usual output, channels all active. I booted to a windows partition and > the sound works, so the hardware is OK. The very weird thing is if I put > the TP to sleep with acpitool and wake it up again, the sound works for > about 60 seconds and then dies. There is nothing in the message log at all > when this happens. I upgraded the kernel but that didn't help. > > This problem has been dragging on for some years and I am contemplating a > complete re-install from scratch. But before I do that does anyone have any > idea what I could try? > > TIA > Robin
Which device does alsamixer or pulseaudio show as being active? I found on some PCs that HDMI is now set as the default audio device and I had to change the configuration to make analogue sound devices active again. -- Regards, Mick
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