I just installed Netrunner 14, and so far everything is great except for the sound. The main issue is the volume setting can’t be adjusted directly on the computer except when using USB headphones in Chromium. Volume works fine when I adjust it on the mixer, but it’s not very convenient to do it that way. It must be registering something, though, as it makes a high pitched beep every time I try adjusting volume on the computer.
I also haven’t been able to get Firefox to play sound on YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., out of the Logitech USB headset – it continues to come out of the computer’s tinny built-in speakers. Changing the headset to be the master channel in KMix and making it the preferred device in KDE Control module successfully changed device for everything outside of Firefox (which is the only browser besides Chromium I’ve tried). So, basically Chromium is the only place where audio operates as it should. I actually use Linux primarily because I prefer their multimedia players to the bloated Windows ones, so this is a make-or-break issue. I’ve also tried rebooting after troubleshooting and still no dice.
Also, don’t know if this helps, but the only Linux distro where sound worked out of the box on this machine was Mageia (though I disliked everything else about it).
Computer is a Toshiba Tecra A10, which uses a Intel audio controller with 82801I chipset. Thanks in advance.
On edit: sudo lshw -C multimedia output if it helps:
description: Audio device
product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:49 memory:ca000000-ca003fff