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Old 05-06-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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ubuntu sound not working on sony vgn b1xp


I'm new to Linux and have recently installed ubuntu which seems to be all working fine apart form the sound card.

I've tried using a number of forums for advice but still can't get the sound to work.

The problem seems to be with trying to find the right driver that will make the sound card work. (The card is showing up on my system).

I know there are a number of other Linux users who have had the same problem with my model of laptop. Are you guys able to help?

Thanks
 
Old 05-06-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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Have you tried all the different driver options under sound? As in ALSA, OSS, Pulse?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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Have you tried all the different driver options under sound? As in ALSA, OSS, Pulse?
hi, thanks for your help. yes I have tried the different settings and clicked on the test button, but no result.

i think i have the wrong driver or the drive is not installed properly
 
Old 05-08-2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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After the following code and a reboot my sound card is showing signs of life! (on the oss sound card settings).

1."sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils"

2. "sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils"

3. reboot

The problem now is that the sound volume is very, very low despite a lot of playing with the settings.

Again this is another known problem with owners of the same chip set.

Has anyone found a solution for this relativity simple problem?

Maybe Mac is the solution to windows not Linux??

thanks

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Old 05-08-2009, 08:30 PM   #5
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Maybe Mac is the solution to windows not Linux??

thanks
Maybe getting hardware vendors to co-operate more is the solution instead of blaming GNU/Linux..!!
 
  


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