I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play some music...
But actually it's the only thing that works. Neither the front-panel connectors function nor does the microphone (whether front or back panel).
So I started googling about what I can do ...
The following news article (dating 2012) at least states that in general there should be drivers available:
Precising my search I found those two more or less same articles about sound driver setup on Debian/Ubuntu:
"Soundkarten konfigurieren › HDA" (german)
So I tried to follow the steps described there ...
~$ cat /proc/asound/modules 0 snd_hda_intel 1 snd_hda_intel
~$ aplay -l **** Liste der Hardware-Geräte (PLAYBACK) **** Karte 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], Gerät 0: CA0132 Analog [CA0132 Analog] Sub-Geräte: 0/1 Sub-Gerät #0: subdevice #0 Karte 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], Gerät 1: CA0132 Digital [CA0132 Digital] Sub-Geräte: 1/1 Sub-Gerät #0: subdevice #0
Though not really knowing anything about ALSA and or Linux/Debian sound driver architecture I assumed that with this information I will be able to solve my problem.
But when I wanted to lookup the exact model at ALSA configuration file I noticed that the relevant files were missing on my machine:
As even more the configuration file
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf is missing I assumed that I just need to install the respective packages. But that's not the case as it seems:
~$ sudo apt-get install alsa-base Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut. Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig alsa-base ist schon die neueste Version. 0 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht aktualisiert.
What can I do now? Is ALSA even the right thing to look for?
To give some more details the below screenshots of my audio configuration:
Interestingly enough when connecting the mic to the back-panel I at least can see that it detects the connection but it does capture anything.