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Old 05-12-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
Gags1892
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Speakers aren't working on newly installed Ubuntu


Hey guys, I just installed Ubuntu Linux yesterday, and my speakers aren't working at all. I'm new to the entire Linux universe, so any idea how I can get them working?

Thanks!
 
Old 05-12-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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A little information is needed. What hardware? Does any sound work? Open a terminal and type:

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sudo lspci | grep audio
That will tell you what your hardware is. While in the terminal, type:

Quote:
alsamixer
That brings up a graphical view of your mixer settings. Make sure the master control is not muted.

Bob
 
Old 05-12-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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Try the following as root

Code:
# alsaconf
 
Old 05-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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Which column represents master volume? All of my columns are raised to the max level, and NO sound works at all.

What do I do?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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Do I need to install new audio drivers for my comp? Or is this done strictly through LInux programming?

I'm lost!
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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Do you have more than one sound device in your computer? For example, is there on board sound and another sound card installed? Go to System>Preferences>Sound. There is some sound testing you can do there and also it will tell you what the sound device is.

Post that information back.

Bob
 
Old 05-23-2008, 12:06 PM   #7
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Ah great... i had the same problem, i had no sound coming from speakers but i had some from the headphones. alsamixer,worked like a charm.
Thanks, this thread has planted me safely in the Linux world(only just started using it)
 
  


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