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Thespoon
28th July 2011, 01:35 AM
I just installed Fedora 15 and I'm liking it quite a bit but I have no sound output :/

My USB speakers (bose companion 5) show up in sound preferences, and I've selected them as the sound output device. And whenever an application (such as Rhythmbox) plays music, it shows up in the list of sound-outputting applications.

But there's no sound. I've checked that none of the mixers are muted (in fact all are on maximum), and my speakers are not muted either.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

---------- Post added at 07:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:42 PM ----------

Switched USB ports; it's working fine now. Wacky.

Something about order of initialization? I plugged my mouse into the "offending" USB port and it works fine too.

---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:29 PM ----------

OK, I get it, it's not about the USB port. I have to plug in my speakers AFTER Fedora boots. That's kind of annoying but bearable.

odindali
28th July 2011, 01:09 PM
did you try dropping to the console and using the "alsamixer" mixers? Have to do that on mine when I boot up, because I think it has system soundcard selected or something similar, and it works perfectly (and the speakers are even louder than in windows) after that

Thespoon
28th July 2011, 07:46 PM
Yeah I've looked through the mixers in alsamixer and they're all maxed. Still I get no sound. But unplugging and re-plugging my speakers does solve it. Strange.

It's also kind of non-deterministic. Sometimes I'll boot with sound, other times I'll have to re-plug in my speakers to get sound. Luckily USB ports on the roof of my case make this less painful than it might otherwise be.

odindali
28th July 2011, 07:57 PM
Oh the joys of linux.:D

Thespoon
28th July 2011, 09:21 PM
You said it. My dmesg, by the way, is full of stuff like this:



[ 16.463786] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:227: 3:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 16.535000] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:227: 3:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 16.624813] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:227: 3:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1


... which I'm guessing is not unrelated to my problem.

---------- Post added at 04:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:24 PM ----------

... actually looking at the kernel source (http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/sound/usb/clock.c?v=2.6.38) where that message is produced makes it seem kind of benign... so maybe it's not related to my problem.

AndyCh
13th June 2012, 04:29 PM
I'm having the same issue too:


[ 35.608440] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 4:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 42.236481] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 44.199692] usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
[ 44.296716] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=05a7, idProduct=1020
[ 44.296720] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 44.296723] usb 1-1.4: Product: Bose USB Audio
[ 44.296726] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Bose Corporation
[ 44.305192] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 44.305945] ALSA sound/usb/mixer.c:846 3:0: cannot get min/max values for control 2 (id 3)
[ 44.313395] generic-usb 0003:05A7:1020.0007: hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Device [Bose Corporation Bose USB Audio] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.4/input2
[ 44.385361] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 44.456615] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 44.527906] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 44.610695] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[ 342.970098] ALSA sound/usb/clock.c:236 8:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1
[andych@andych ~]$

have to unplug and then plug it back first to make my BOSE Companion 5 works on my Fedora 17.