Debian stretch - No speech after installation

Øyvind Lode oyvind.lode at
Sun Jan 31 16:42:20 EST 2016


I've only seen the problem I described on this particular machine.
I booted up the Talking Arch ISO inside the VM with the same sound
configuration (auto detect) and Arch came up with working sound.

I installed Debian testing on a physical machine earlier today and
that system came also up talking after installation.

Please let me know if I can provide something from the arch live image
to get sound working on Debian.

I indeed have sound working here now on Talking Arch.

Debian is my favourite distro and I would love to get it running on
this machine.

On 31 January 2016 at 21:51, Alonzo Cuellar <mariachiac at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd think that you may need to blindly configure /etc/asound.conf
> On all my computers the first card that produces audio is "card 1."
> Therefore on my computers I can't do a Debian install since it grabs the
> first device "card 0" and tries to play audio threw that device.
> This should not be the case with a VM  though. I've not tried a vm in ages
> since I use Linux on all my computers.
> Sample config file /etc/asound.conf
> |pcm.!default { type hw card 1 } ctl.!default { type hw card 1 } |
> Replace "card 1" with the number of your card determined above.
> You could also et the order of the cards. The arch wiki has an entry for
> alsa.
> Alonzo
> On 01/31/2016 12:31 PM, Øyvind Lode wrote:
>> Hi:
>> On 31 January 2016 at 18:50, Jason White <jason at> wrote:
>>> Can you play audio files or streams via the sound card? Have you checked
>>> with
>>> amixer to see that the volume of the audio device is sufficient?
>> No, I cannot play anything.
>> No sound output.
>> I've tried all tricks I know of to get amixer to adjust volume.
>> I had sound during installation but not on the installed system.
>> I'm starting to believe that this is some sort of driver issue.
>> I also tried booting from usb to run natively but doing that did not
>> even get sound when the installer started.
>> I will try a different distro to check if I get sound then.
>> I tried booting the same image on a different system and I then got
>> sound also after installation.
>> So, installation media is fine.
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