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: [email protected]
           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.


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