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Old 04-23-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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[SOLVED] Sound card VIA - totally stumped

I've x-posted this to Ubuntuforums, too.

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and have a VIA sound card. I had sound working up until recently when I restarted my computer, then I just had NONE!

I've tried purging and reinstalling alsa to no avail, and I've got this when I do lspci -v

04:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller (rev 10)
Subsystem: Unknown device 1e40:1509
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at c9100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
1) what does the access denied bit mean? Do I need access for this to work? How would I do it?

2) If I don't need access, can anybody please help me fix this?

Like I said - I had sound on recently, and it's worked with Gutsy too.

Kernel: 2.6.24-16-386

Big thanks in advance to anybody who can help!

SOLVED WITH sudo apt-get install linux-386

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Old 04-24-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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From the driver matrix on the ALSA site, it looks like this is the driver that needs to be loaded for audio to work.

Is it loaded?

To find out, from a konsole, as root, run the command 'lsmod | grep snd' ( without the quotes ) and see if you have the alsa stuff loaded. If it is not there, you will have silence.

Use modprobe sounndcore of soundcore is not there, then modprobe nameofdrivertoload to load the driver. Check the mixer, no muting, turn up volume.


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