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Do determine whether a bug is a duplicate or not, it is important to verify that the hardware is the same. Here's how to do that.

Internal cards: Checking PCI SSID

For PCI soundcards and sound cards on the motherboard, first check the PCI SSID (SSID is short for "SubSystem ID"). If these don't match, the hardware is different. There might be more than one entry, so make sure that it is the sound card in question that you're comparing.

  • Given a proper apport-collect, you'll find an attachment called "PciMultimedia.txt". It looks something like:

00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:a022]
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 4 bytes
        Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at fe024000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

You'll find the PCI Vendor-ID on the first row [1002:4383] and the PCI SSID on the second row [1458:a022].

  • Given an alsa-info report, look for this line:

!!Advanced information - PCI Vendor/Device/Susbsystem ID's

and below it you'll see something like:

00:1b.0 0403: 8086:284b (rev 03)
        Subsystem: 1043:8284

The PCI Vendor-ID is "8086:284b" and the PCI SSID is "1043:8284".

  • To compare your own machine, run the following terminal command:

lspci -vvnn

You'll get a long list of entries similar to the one listed above, browse through the list to see if any entry has equal IDs to the ones in the bug report.

HDA Intel cards (the most common on-board sound card)

To find the Codec's Vendor & Revision, look for something like this:

Codec: Realtek ALC883
Address: 0
Vendor Id: 0x10ec0883
Subsystem Id: 0x10438284
Revision Id: 0x100002