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GK41 and Linux problem with Sound

dotterbart55

New Member
I have Linux and Windows 10 dual boot. With Windows the head set and HDMI sound works fine. With Linux works the HDMI sound only. My monitor is with HDMI to DVI connected without speaker.
Is there a solution or how to?

Code:
$ lspci -k
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation Device 3198 (rev 06)
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 119e
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel, snd_soc_skl, snd_sof_pci
Code:
$ lspci -nn|egrep 'ultimedia|udio|sound|AC97|ac97|EMU'
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3198] (rev 06)
Code:
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
--- no soundcards ---
Code:
$ inxi -SMA
System:    Host: minisforum Kernel: 5.11.0-41-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.9
           Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Machine:   Type: Mini-pc System: BESSTAR TECH LIMITED product: GK41 v: N/A serial: <superuser/root required>
           Mobo: BESSTAR Tech model: GB7 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: GB7 0.08
           date: 05/25/2021
Audio:     Device-1: Intel driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.0-41-generic
Code:
$ dmesg | grep -C1 -E 'ALSA|HDA|sof|HDMI|snd[_-]|sound|hda.codec|hda.intel'
[    0.164516] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-Dell-Video)
[    0.164516] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-Lenovo-NV-HDMI-Audio)
[    0.164516] ACPI: Added _OSI(Linux-HPI-Hybrid-Graphics)
--
[    0.576433] Freeing initrd memory: 56768K
[    0.576578] PCI-DMA: Using software bounce buffering for IO (SWIOTLB)
[    0.576581] software IO TLB: mapped [mem 0x000000006bd68000-0x000000006fd68000] (64MB)
[    0.576666] clocksource: tsc: mask: 0xffffffffffffffff max_cycles: 0x3990bec8342, max_idle_ns: 881590769617 ns
--
[    0.805661] integrity: Loading X.509 certificate: UEFI:db
[    0.805719] integrity: Loaded X.509 cert 'Microsoft Corporation UEFI CA 2011: 13adbf4309bd82709c8cd54f316ed522988a1bd4'
[    0.805722] integrity: Loading X.509 certificate: UEFI:db
[    0.805751] integrity: Loaded X.509 cert 'Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011: a92902398e16c49778cd90f99e4f9ae17c55af53'
[    0.806749] integrity: Loading X.509 certificate: UEFI:MokListRT (MOKvar table)
--
[    4.173369] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: board_file api 2 bmi_id N/A crc32 8aedfa4a
[    4.193825] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:0e.0: DSP detected with PCI class/subclass/prog-if info 0x040100
[    4.199076] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:0e.0: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    4.267146] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:0e.0: no codecs initialized
[    4.269862] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: htt-ver 3.56 wmi-op 4 htt-op 3 cal otp max-sta 32 raw 0 hwcrypto 1
My system:
Intel® Celeron(R) J4125 CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4
Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 600 (GLK 2)
Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
64-bit

Thanks in advance
Harry
 

JC26

Member
You probably shouldn't be looking for alsa sound...

Can you check what mixers are available from the volume control applet?
 

joey

Administrator
Staff member
Maybe you can refer to this post to install the sound card driver. Because GK41 and N40 use the same sound card chip.
 

dotterbart55

New Member
Maybe you can refer to this post to install the sound card driver. Because GK41 and N40 use the same sound card chip.
Thanks!

Headphone and microphone work, but apparently only in mono?
 

JGD

New Member
Maybe you can refer to this post to install the sound card driver. Because GK41 and N40 use the same sound card chip.
Just replaced my 2015 Zotac using Xubuntu 2016 with new GK41, running Xubuntu 20.04.3 connected to a 50" TV and a 5.1 sound system through the HDMI port. This is a nice little box.
Ran into the same sound issue. Tried the fix and there was a snag. the headphones work great now; but; the HDMI sound doesn't. While waiting for permission to post in the forum, I decided to wipe the drive and installed new. Headphone do not work however the HDMI sound will keep the neighbours awake. :)

Update. The latest kernel seems to be the problem. after a new install I updated the kernel and ran into the same issue again, reverted to an older kernel and issue went away.
 
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