My soundcard is not detected on Linux Mint 18.1 (Kernel 4.4) after a fresh dual-boot install (only Dummy output in the sound control, and no soundcard detected in
It also seems that it has broken the sound on Windows (no soundcard detected).
My setup : Asus UX410UQ-GV044T with Intel Kabylake i7 processor, integrated 620 graphics + dedicated 940mx nvidia, 16Go RAM, 256Go SSD, 1To HDD, UEFI with secureboot disabled, CSM compatibility mode disabled.
Where I think the problem comes from : Since the Linux install seems to have broken the audio for both Linux and Windows, and it is not a hardware issue (cf. below), it leads me to think that the GRUB bootloader has something to do with it ...
What I already tried :
Restoring the hardrive to its initial state with Windows only => The soundcard is detected correctly after rebooting. This means that it is not a hardware problem.
sudo alsa force-reload=> Did not solve anything
lspcidoes not show any audio device
pavucontrol=> Did not solve anything
Running the linux Mint live-usb after restoring the initial Windows install that works ==> The soundcard is now detected (in
alsa, sound control center, pulse audio volume control,
lspci...) but no sound comes out of the speakers..
What I will try next :
Try running live-usb with distributions that have more recent kernels (4.8 and above). I have read that it could solve some compatibility issues between recent hardware (e.g. linux mint 18.1 audio problem)
If I find one that works, try and install it and see if the problem persists...
For the moment I am stuck with the Windows only configuration ...
Edit : I solved the issue by moving to Manjaro, with kernel 4.9. The live-usb worked, as well as the installed system with dual-boot. It seems that it was a kernel issue AFAIK.