No sound on Steam Deck

DocMAX

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HoloISO installed just fine on my Steam Deck, but i don't get sound from the speakers.
 

markipolo

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wait, a question... isn't HoloISO for non steam deck users? why do you need to install it on your steam deck? 🤔
 

DocMAX

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Because HoloISO allows to install on a single partition. So you can have Dual Boot with Windows for example.
The original SteamOS takes all the space with Root-A-B paritions.
 

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ah, I see, thanks for clarifying. 👍

so maybe that's one of the reasons why the sound isn't working....
but on the HoloISO github page it says that "Holiso is basically 99% steamOS" so... there's a problem somewhere.
 

DocMAX

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BTW i fixed the sound issue. Original Steam OS has firmware files in /lib/firmware, after adding them sound works.
 

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BTW i fixed the sound issue. Original Steam OS has firmware files in /lib/firmware, after adding them sound works.
that's awesome that you found the fix yourself dude, at least the problem wasn't too complicated after all.

maybe you could post a short guide of your steps, in case any steamdeck users also dual-booting HoloISO run into the same problem, and can find the solution easily. 😉
 

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that's awesome that you found the fix yourself dude, at least the problem wasn't too complicated after all.

maybe you could post a short guide of your steps, in case any steamdeck users also dual-booting HoloISO run into the same problem, and can find the solution easily. 😉
Oh yea, I've seen many threads like "Oh yea I fixed it" without the OP posting the solution😆

@DocMAX I and sure others would highly appreciate if you could write up a quick fix <3
 

DocMAX

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I did write down the solution for my sound problem. I'm not going to write down how to setup dualboot. Multiple tutorials can be found on google. And it's not SteamOS/HaloISO specific as it's generic for linux.
 

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I had the same problem. @DocMAX gave a basic description how to find the solution, so for others here is the full guide how to fix it:
  1. Download the steamdeck recovery image (here we get the drivers from): https://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=steamdeck&snr=
  2. Unpack the bz2. Unpack the img with 7zip: `7z x steamdeck-recovery.img`
  3. Create a dir `mkdir iso` and mount the rootfs `sudo mount -o loop rootfs-A.img rootfs`
  4. cd into the newly created dir, cd into lib/firmware an then copy the content over to /lib/firmware/ : `sudo rsync -avh * /lib/firmware/`
Dunno if there is a better way but this worked for me. I hope updates won't undo this fix.
 
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markipolo

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I had the same problem. @DocMAX gave a basic description how to find the solution, so for others here is the full guide how to fix it:
  1. Download the steamdeck recovery image (here we get the drivers from): https://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=steamdeck&snr=
  2. Unpack the bz2. Unpack the img with 7zip: `7z x steamdeck-recovery.img`
  3. Create a dir `mkdir iso` and mount the rootfs `sudo mount -o loop rootfs-A.img rootfs`
  4. cd into the newly created dir, cd into lib/firmware an then copy the content over to /lib/firmware/ : `sudo rsync -avh * /lib/firmware/`
Dunno if there is a better way but this worked for me. I hope updates won't undo this fix.
Very nice, thanks for contributing that. Seems quite simple steps to follow, in case anyone's looking for the solution. 😁
 
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