Audio in Ubuntu not working
I'm just trying out this crazy Linux thing now that Windows screwed up (again).
Here is the situation:
I installed Ubuntu Linux but I get no sound.None at all.
I have an onboard audio chipset (VIA 8233 AC'97). The weird thing is that Knoppix 3.7 had fully-working audio.
Is there any way I can get sound?
I'd really appreciate if anyone could tell me.I must warn you ,though, that while I'm comfortable tinkering with windows,my experience with Linux is mainly through Knoppix--copying files off dead hard druves. :o
First you need to check if the correct driver has been loaded.
open a terminal and type: su root
this command logs you in as administrator
once you're logged in as root type: lsmod
this will show all modules (drivers) that the linux kernel has currently loaded.
According to the official documentation available here: http://www.alsa-project.org
the name of your sounddriver is: snd-via82xx
Check the list to see if it is there.
If it is in the list your problem probably has to do with the volume setting. The sound system sometimes defaults to zero. A detailed volume setting can be seen by typing: alsamixer
If it is not loaded you can try and load it manually: modprobe snd-via82xx
If it loads successfully ( i.e. no error message) run alsamixer to check the volume.
Thanks for the clear answer.
I couldn't get it to work though :(
I opened terminal and typed "su root" (no quotes,of course) and the "lsmod" like you said. This is (what I assume) to be the audio stuff:
I tried reloading the module...same thing.
Is this a bug or just my newbie-ness?
When you run xmms (for example) and you try and play some music what exactly happens? Does xmms freeze up or does it act like it is playing something ( i.e. the bars in the upperleft window moves up and down)?
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