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Old 08-04-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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Can't get sound to work on fresh install. I have tried just about everything.


Title pretty much says it all.

The computer is an inspiron 1721 notebook. Specs are 17" widescreen monitor, 120 Gb hard drive, CD/DVD burner, ATI Radeon X1200 series video (128mb shared), 2 Gb ram, SB600 ATI audio card, AMD Turion64 X2 CPU,Broadcom BCM2405 Bluetooth, Broadcom 1390 mini-PCI wireless card, Broadcom ethernet, ‎Ricoh ‎SD Card reader, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. -2640-07.05.16.3 Integrated Webcam.

Here is my lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
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
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)

I have already tried acpi=off and it made it crash upon booting. As you can see from above, Kubuntu recognizes the card and has a driver for it, but nothing seems to make it produce any sound. My volume is all the way up, and it is not muted. The sound works fine in vista (this is dual boot). I looked on the alsa website and I couldn't even find the card listed there. What can I do to fix this?

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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which driver is loaded for your sound card ?
try alsaconf to setup the audio device
I think the module that should work is snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec
 
Old 08-04-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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which driver is loaded for your sound card ?
try alsaconf to setup the audio device
I think the module that should work is snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec
There is no alsaconf in ubuntu. I tried just to make sure but got a bash when trying to run sudo alsaconf. Is there maybe some other way of installing those modules?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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Update: I was just going through the alsa troubleshooting guide and it told me to check conf/asound/cards to see if my card was listed as card number zero. Well it wasn't, and neither was anything else listed there or anywhere in any of the folders or documents in conf/asound. Everything was blank! Could this be my problem? If so, how in the heck do I fix it?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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Can't guarantee this will work

but several suggest that eastg's suggestions in the thread below, worked under Gutsy, wouldn't hurt to try in Hardy. Seems posts 4, 6, 8 are the juicy ones..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....-help-606811/

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #6
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but several suggest that eastg's suggestions in the thread below, worked under Gutsy, wouldn't hurt to try in Hardy. Seems posts 4, 6, 8 are the juicy ones..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....-help-606811/

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Just tried all that stuff, no dice.

I did notice though that /proc/asound is completely empty. It is just a bunch of empty folders and documents. Could that be causing my problem, and if so how do I correct that?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 07:49 PM   #7
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Just tried all that stuff, no dice.

I did notice though that /proc/asound is completely empty. It is just a bunch of empty folders and documents. Could that be causing my problem, and if so how do I correct that?
What model is your laptop?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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What model is your laptop?
It is an inspiron 1721. I have all the specs listed above in the post.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 05:01 AM   #9
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well you don't have alsaconf because is not installed.
You should install alsa-tools to get alsaconf
from there try to setup your card
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #10
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well you don't have alsaconf because is not installed.
You should install alsa-tools to get alsaconf
from there try to setup your card
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I installed that and still no alsa-conf. I have read from several forums that ubuntu takes it out of all their packages. That is really annoying. I wonder if I could just uninstall, get the tar ball, and compile from source. Then I assume I would have alsaconf. I don't know why ubuntu is hating on it so bad.
 
  


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