OnBoard sound Not working

Asked by Mark on 2007-02-11

I have a Sony T2XP on which I have just installed Ubuntu 6.10, after seeral hours of chasing around in teh forums I have finally managed to get the LCD to display in widescreen mode and the network working (something I failed to manage after 6 hours of trying with Linspire.Freespire).

But as yet I have not managed to get any sound working, I am a not technical use and have followed countless links on the site (to intel8x0), have run aplay and lspci to see that the controller does exist, even tried to use sudo modpeobe snd-intel8x0, but all to no avail, surely there must be a simple way to get sound working?


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Mark (markindaventry) said : #1

Oh I forgot, I also did all the sound cheking for muting in Alsa

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #2

Can you post the output from `lspci -v`, `dmesg`, and `lsmod`? Also, `ls -l /dev/snd` might be interesting (but it may be empty at this point).

I can sympathize - I've also spent countless hours getting sound working. However, the work always ends up paying off in the end. I too wish it worked more automatically.

Best Mark (markindaventry) said : #3

Thanks Bryce. Firstly thanks for getting back to me, whilst I can understand the lspci -v and how to do it I am afraid that the other commands are like a foreign language to me :-)

However, somehow by luck more than judgement I now have working sound, I can't say what I did becuase I did so many things, downloading and installing more alsa packages, playing with mixer settings and suddenly it just started working.

Not ideal as if it goes again I am not sure what will happen, but it works now, even if the nolume controls don't.

But thanks anyway

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #4

Good to hear you got it working! Yes often with sound it takes a combination of several different things to get it working, so I know how that goes.

Also great you don't need to bother with the other commands, but just in case you're curious for future references:

dmesg - this prints out a copy of what Linux did when it booted up, and includes its thoughts on your hardware. If you add hardware and want to see if Linux recognized it, this is the command to use.

lsmod - this means "list modules", and is used to see what kernel driver modules are currently loaded. This allows you to see if Linux was able to find and load a driver for the hardware that it recognized.