Bug#909207: pavucontrol: Pavucontrol don't see all the sound cards

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Sat Sep 22 17:19:04 BST 2018

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On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 3:03 PM Stefano Simonucci <stefano.simonucci at tin.it>

> Package: pavucontrol
> Version: 3.0-4
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
>     I have in my computer two Audio boards:
>     $ lspci | grep -e Audio
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family HD Audio
> Controller
> 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fbc (rev a1)
> but I have able to use only the Nvidia audio device which don't have an
> input device, so I'm not able to use skypeforlinux. Nevertheless the Intel
> Chipset is seen by audacity or by the alsa mixer, so that I'm able to use
> the microphone for the registration. I have used mate desktop and the
> gnome-desktop with the same result.
> Pavucontrol sees one sound card: Nvidia card. I don't understand the
> reason for this.
> Thank you in advance

Please attach the output of `reportbug --template pulseaudio`. Most likely
the sound device is in use by another program, so please also attach the
output of `sudo lsof /dev/snd/*`. Are you using MATE? I have received a few
bug reports where the MATE volume control applet is at fault.


Felipe Sateler
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