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I did a minimal install of debian wheezy and then upgraded to jessie. When installing wheezy, I didn't install any of the optional modules. I remember there being one about sound but I assumed I would be able to get anything necessary later on, so I didn't install it.

I installed alsa alsa-base alsa-firmware-loaders alsa-oss alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui alsa-utils alsamixergui and have done a full reboot.

In VLC, there are three devices listed in Audio->Audio Device:

Built-in Audio Digital Stereo (HDMI)
Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
Built-in Audio Digital Stereo (HDMI)

I can get sound through my monitors by selecting their respective HDMI options. This is a little strange because one of them is displayport and the other is HDMI. However, the main problem is that Analog option doesn't work. I have working analog speakers plugged in but get no sound. I have tested that the speakers are in fact functional and not hardware muted. I have also put all of the volume bars to max in alsamixer and made sure none of them are muted.

What do I have to do to get my analog sound working?

lspci -vnn
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller [8086:0c0c] (rev 06)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8534]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 60
    Memory at dfe34000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8ca0]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8619]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 61
    Memory at dfe30000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

and

aplay -l                                                        
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC1150 Analog [ALC1150 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALC1150 Digital [ALC1150 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

and

dmesg | grep sound
[   11.086000] input: HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.0/sound/card0/input14
[   11.089663] input: HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.0/sound/card0/input13
[   11.096971] input: HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input23
[   11.097040] input: HDA Intel PCH Line Out Side as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input22
[   11.097071] input: HDA Intel PCH Line Out CLFE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input21
[   11.097102] input: HDA Intel PCH Line Out Surround as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input20
[   11.097136] input: HDA Intel PCH Line Out Front as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input19
[   11.097183] input: HDA Intel PCH Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input18
[   11.098098] input: HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input17
[   11.098130] input: HDA Intel PCH Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card1/input16
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Have you tried running alsamixer and unmuting (M key) and pushing the volume fader up for all channels? Check the levels for every soundcard in alsamixer (F6 key) –  nodiscc Jul 16 '14 at 16:21
    
I'm such a fool :(. The channels WERE muted. For anyone else reading this. MM means muted and 00 means not muted. For some reason I thought it was the other way around. –  nullUser Jul 16 '14 at 16:31
    
Don't worry I've been there too :) Added my comment as an answer below. –  nodiscc Jul 16 '14 at 18:21

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Have you tried running alsamixer and unmuting (M key) and pushing the volume fader up for all channels? Check the levels for every soundcard in alsamixer (F6 key)

MM means the channel is muted in alsamixer.

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