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Old 07-20-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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no sound on Gateway Solo with Ubuntu

the sound on my gateway solo worked fine with Windows. I have had Ubuntu for almost a year (updated all updates) but still get no sound out of the machine.
I've looked this up on Ubuntu forums and others seem to have the same problem with the gateway.
a. Is there anyone out there with a solution?
b. Is there another system that works with the gateway (I was thinking of mandriva)

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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o.k. so I've looked up answers on this site to similar questions, but still no luck.
Here are the results of what I have tried so far (maybe there's a gobbledegeek out there who understands this gobbledegook )
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 16776 1
ppdev 15620 0
bridge 56340 0
stp 10500 1 bridge
bnep 20224 2
lp 17156 0
parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp
arc4 9856 2
ecb 10752 2
rt61pci 29572 0
crc_itu_t 10112 1 rt61pci
rt2x00pci 15616 1 rt61pci
rt2x00lib 37888 2 rt61pci,rt2x00pci
led_class 12036 1 rt2x00lib
mac80211 217464 2 rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 38288 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
joydev 18368 0
eeprom_93cx6 10240 1 rt61pci
pcmcia 44748 0
snd_ens1371 30496 2
gameport 19340 1 snd_ens1371
snd_ac97_codec 112292 1 snd_ens1371
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82948 3 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 2 snd_ens1371,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 62628 14 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_tim er,snd_seq_device
soundcore 15200 1 snd
intel_agp 34108 1
psmouse 61972 0
yenta_socket 32396 3
snd_page_alloc 16904 1 snd_pcm
i2c_piix4 18448 0
pcspkr 10496 0
serio_raw 13316 0
rsrc_nonstatic 19328 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 43540 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
agpgart 42696 1 intel_agp
shpchp 40212 0
fbcon 46112 0
tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
font 16384 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
I also checked alsamixer and nothing there was muted

Anyone have any more ideas of what to try?
Old 07-21-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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Well, for me it seems like a miracle but, yes, after months of silence, I finally have sound!
I changed the sound levels on the alsamixer but had no luck, so I was about to install an old Windows 95 disc. I changed the values in the BIOS (is that what that window is called when you hit F2 before the Ubuntu screen comes up?) to suit Windows 95 again and I backed up files, ready to format the machine - but I didn't know how!
Anyway, I checked out the system/preferences/sound and when I did a test - I heard sounds!!!!!!!! Isn't that amazing?
Now, I'm sure that there must be a neater way of doing this for all you geeks out there. Maybe you can explain exactly what went right?
Thanks for being here, even if I didn't get to meet you all.
I'm going to check now, if this solved another problem I have with the machine, and that is that when I shut down, I have to hit the off button on the machine and if I restart, the machine just quits Ubuntu and never comes back on. If I have a question about that, I'll be back...



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