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Old 07-02-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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How do I determine what sound card I have?


How do I determine what sound card I have? How do I find out for sure what version of Linux I am running? I think it is 10.04 Lucid.

My computer is a Dell desktop, pentium 4.

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Run this command from terminal-

lspci

You should get a readout like this-

Code:
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] (rev a1)
Then you just find the audio device-

Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio

To find out what version of ubuntu you are running try this command-

cat /etc/issue

*edit- you might have done better to have kept going with the thread you started last time-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-882117/

Last edited by cascade9; 07-02-2011 at 08:28 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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How do I determine what sound card I have?
One way is open terminal(console) and type -> arecord -l or install something like HardInfo soft from ubuntu software center.
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{...}How do I find out for sure what version of Linux I am running? I think it is 10.04 Lucid{...}
Linux is kernel. To see kernel version type in terminal -> uname -r 10.04 is Ubuntu version. To see that open System information in menu.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, it worked. This is what I have:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)

ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS

What do I need to do next? Still no sound.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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You could check to see if your soundcard has loaded a kernel module.

What is the output of:
Code:
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
and:
Code:
$ cat /proc/asound/modules

P.S
It might be worth double checking with:
Code:
$ alsamixer
Ensure all channels (use left/right arrow keys) are not muted (press 'm' to toggle mute), or the volume is too low (use up/down arrows to increase/decrease volume). Some cases, you might have to try and un-mute every channel.
 
Old 07-04-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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I have run all commands suggested, and tried everything, still no sound.

My initial installation was from a CD I bought off Ebay. Then I downloaded 10.04 LTS on line.
Seems to me the drivers are not there. I am thinking now I should just clear everything off and start over.

If I start over, where is a good place to go and what should I go with? What is simple and efficient, I am new to this and have a lot to learn.
 
Old 07-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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You bought Ubuntu CD from ebay? That's..scam. As for where to go you should just go to Ubuntu website and download .iso image then burn to empty CD or put on pendrive usb. If you want other distro go to DistroWatch or visit distro website directly.
edit: Legal or not but still scam.

Last edited by Arcane; 07-04-2011 at 11:25 AM. Reason: for TobiSGD
 
Old 07-04-2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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You bought Ubuntu CD from ebay? That's..scam.
Nope, it is not. It is totally legal to sell open source software.
 
  


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