Audio issues after latest Raspbian updates (June 2020)
Idelacio last edited by
Okay so started from SCRATCH, joys, and updated the system IMMEDIATELY (after applying wireless settings) and then applied audio settings. Did toss up the errors before setup but now it's working fine for all sound playing functions.
RussellB last edited by RussellB
I posted a new topic on this but this might be better here...
Can someone who has updated their configuration try lzdoom to see if it generates sound? It used to before; I must have updated something that updated my sound configuration and now that is the only program that doesn't output sound to the HDMI.
By the way, uname -r returns: 4.19.97-v8+
RussellB last edited by
Sorry about that.
I updated to the latest kernel and I'm still having this problem. :-(
MISTERHOLLYW00D last edited by MISTERHOLLYW00D
I have some audio issues. Not sure if anyone here knows how to fix this.
I use this user created script that allows for a volume switch of off medium high.
This worked fine but since the update its ran to some issues. When system is rebooted the switch might not work anymore.
Plus on the Pi4 it won't work at all.
I think its the PCM not being located
Here is the script I'm using
Here is the script I'm using...
You'll have to ask the user that created the script to amend it for the changes brought by the Raspbian Linux kernel updates. You can try replacing "PCM" in the source code with the correct mixer name (HDMI/Headphones, depending on what you use for audio output) and re-compile the
.cfile included in the instructions.
UberLumby last edited by
Does this by chance effect the audio playing games? I've noticed some consoles have very low audio compared to others even when I have my sound settings at 100% but I don't see any errors I have BGM on emulation station that still works fine
@UberLumby No, the info in this topic applies to EmulationStation only.
Yobiwan last edited by Yobiwan
I had to revert to the previous Audio configuration in order to use 3.5mm output. It works now, but splashscreen's audio is distorted. Like metallic sound...
I downgraded firmware but same issue.
@Yobiwan Don't understand why, the headphone jack works fine in either configurations (upgraded kernel/firmware or not).
When I originally installed RetroPie, I had no audio whatsoever and this worked great for fixing both in-game and in the menu. However, I screwed something up somewhere along the line, so I reimaged my SD card and did a clean install. After that, and after going through all of these steps, I have sound in my ROMs, but not in EmulationStation menu itself.
I'm going through HDMI, which has been set in the Audio menu in RetroPie, in raspi-config, and retropie_setup (which has been updated). My EmulationStation core package is updated from source (for whatever reason, it's not giving me a version number). My sound in EmulationStation is set to Default, HDMI, ALSA.
Pi Model: 4B+
Power Supply: Pi Brand Supply
RetroPie Version: 4.6.7
Built From: RPi Imager to microSD
USB Devices: WD 2TB external HDD
Controller: Xbox One S controller, wired
Did you also update the kernel/firmware during the updates ? EmulationStation's version appears when you bring up the menu with
Startin the main carousel.
Did you also update the kernel/firmware during the updates ?
@mitu I made sure to update the kernel and other underlying packages and the issue still persists.
@XEntombmentX If you run
uname -r && aplay -l
what's the output ?
5.4.51-v7l+ **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: b1 [bcm2835 HDMI 1], device 0: bcm2835 HDMI 1 [bcm2835 HDMI 1] Subdevices: 4/4 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3 card 1: Headphones [bcm2835 Headphones], device 0: bcm2835 Headphones [bcm2835 Headphones] Subdevices: 4/4 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
@XEntombmentX This looks ok. Are you able to set the volume in EmulationStation without the errors shown in the starting post ? Do you have sound enabled in EmulationStation ?
@mitu Yes, it keeps the volume at the level I've set it to, navigation sounds are on, no errors when launching games.
@XEntombmentX I can't think of anything else - I would have said to check if the volume is muted, but if it works in games, then it shouldn't be necessary.
@mitu Huh, I changed my theme and back again and it's working fine now. That's strange, but hey, I'm just glad it works :D