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FS#55797 - [linux] 4.13.3-1 and 4.13.4-1 breaks sound (very low volume) with a ICH10 audio device

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Thursday, 28 September 2017, 17:26 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 30 September 2017, 12:37 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Assigned
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Today I updated my kernel from 4.12.13-1 to 4.13.3-1 and the sound system breaks, I have a very low volume plugging the speakers into the rear jack. If i make a downgrade to 4.12.13-1 it works well again.

My sound device is a Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller.
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Comment by Marc Geerlings (markus-66) - Friday, 29 September 2017, 19:54 GMT
I can confirm the sound problems with this kernel and intel sound hardware.
Sound is distorted. Going back to the 4.12.13-1 kernel fixes it.
Comment by Marc Geerlings (markus-66) - Saturday, 30 September 2017, 12:55 GMT
As my system is a media server coupled to a LCD tv and the sound is put out through hdmi to a sound system. I turned off power saving in the module which made the problems I got go away. Never had to do this before for more then three years this system is running Arch.

>more /etc/modprobe.d/audio_powersave.conf
options snd_hda_intel power_save=0 power_save_controller=N
Comment by ITwrx (andriesinfoserv) - Thursday, 12 October 2017, 19:27 GMT
4.13 breaks audio for me on at least two different computers. one with intel 82801JD(ICH10 fam) and one with [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)(same thing?). power saving didn't fix problem on the one i tried(intel 828...)
i see it's being reported with realtek too.

with downgrading to 4.12, audio works fine.

Is this upstream or arch specific, i wonder.
Comment by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Monday, 23 October 2017, 08:54 GMT Comment by loqs (loqs) - Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 18:56 GMT
Does the issue still exist with linux 4.14.1-1 now in testing?
Comment by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 19:23 GMT
Yes, it still exists with 4.14.1-1, but worse, simply no audio. With 4.12 or with LTS works fine.

Seems that the bad commit was this:

Maybe must open a bug into upstream.
Comment by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 09:44 GMT Comment by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:20 GMT

Seems that with kernel 4.14.1 and after install alsa-utils package and reboot the sound works again!

I discover this making tests for bug in upstream. I maintain this bug open waiting for upstream response, cause I think that have alsa-utils installed is a workaround and not a definitive fix.
Comment by Oscar Garcia (ogarcia) - Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 19:04 GMT
The bug is fixed with the attached patch created by Takashi Iwai in upstream.

I attach modified PKGBUILD with patch applied that fix this issue.