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Old 02-20-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
mjt_colo
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Unhappy Sound problems on Dell Laptop Inspiron E1705


I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my Dell Inspiron E1705 and am trying to get my sound card to work. It does *not* recognize that any sound card exists. I have been trying to research it and there is some mention of a directory call /proc/asound which is not on my file system.

I am not overly adept at Linux, but could use some real help on this.

Thanks
Mike
 
Old 02-20-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Chances are that it probably detected your sound card. Try the command lspci. It will produce a list of the devices that have been detected; look carefully and among them, there should be "Audio device : ..." with the model. If you could post the output here, it would help us.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Chances are that it probably detected your sound card. Try the command lspci. It will produce a list of the devices that have been detected; look carefully and among them, there should be "Audio device : ..." with the model. If you could post the output here, it would help us.
Here is the output of the lspci command for the Audio device....

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)

Thanks for your help,
Mike

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Old 02-22-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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(Edit: Before you attempt any change on your system, could you check first that your sound isn't simply muted? Run the commands alsaconf and alsamix. And there should be something like "volume control" in System > Preferences or Administration, or simply by double-clicking on the speaker icon on your desktop)

If your sound is not muted, there are two links that I can suggest to you. The first one:

http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/200...work-in-gutsy/

suggests the upgrade of ALSA to the most recent version. It might work for your card. The second one:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto

Is a much more detailed HOWTO for fixing various sound problems on Ubuntu. It's a fairly long read but it's worth going through it; especially "Manually Specify Module Parameters", in case upgrading ALSA doesn't do the trick.

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