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Pavucontrol don't see the intel sound card but alsamixer do, the sound work lightly at launch and stop, I need to be able to use my nvidia hdmi sound output when needed and the intel hda is my main sound so I need it working.

mike@Lenovo-Thinkstation-E31:~$ inxi -F System: Host: Lenovo-Thinkstation-E31 Kernel: 4.9.0-9-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) Machine: Device: desktop System: LENOVO product: 255542U v: ThinkStation E31 Mobo: LENOVO model: MAHOBAY UEFI: LENOVO v: 9SKT99AUS date: 06/30/2017 Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750] Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 750/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-9-amd64

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I had the same problem, and found out the timidity was blocking pulseaudio. I uninstalled "timidity", and instantly pulseaudio found my intel soundcard.

  • The question doesn't contain enough information to actually identify the problem, so there's no need to downvote answers that are valid solutions in other circumstances. – dirkt May 20 at 6:43
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Making the /etc/modprobe.d/snd-hda-intel.conf file as showed here solved the issue, I tried a load of things before that without success.

https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:audio_and_snd-hda-intel

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