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Old 12-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Audio problem due to more than one sound devices (solved) slackware lenovo

I have started this thread to help people with no sound on their slackware box. I have spent some time on solving this issue. Do not waste your time I am presenting the solution I have gathered from different sources.


Create a "~/.asoundrc" file with as below,

pcm.!default {
type hw
card Intel_1

ctl.!default {
type hw
card Intel_1

Note: Intel_1 needs to be changed by with your card name you want to use, write "cat /proc/asound/cards" in the terminal.

Create "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf" file as below,

options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo-3000
options snd_hda_intel index=1

Note: model can be found for your machine from "" and index can be 0 or 1 depends on sound device you want to use.

Then reboot.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by rasitabay; 12-22-2013 at 06:54 PM.
Old 12-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Did your sources include these SlackDocs pages?

I would point out that your solution applies to Slackware 14. The current 14.1 stable release has a later kernel where the 'model=lenovo-3000' option is no longer required.
Old 12-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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Hi allend,
Yes I have read them, and many others (like the ones that I have given the links). I do not think that model is required for the solution, I mean only using second line can be enough, most of the cases it is.
I have added the first line to make sure it works.
You are absolutely right.


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