[SOLVED] No sound working on all distributions of my multiboot
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No sound working on all distributions of my multiboot
I am having sound difficulties on my system. I have a dell inspiron mini 1018 with Gentoo Linux, Linux Mint 17, and Zorin OS 9. My sound is not working with my integrated speakers. here is the output of my lspci: http://bpaste.net/show/551844/
Side note: The sound only works when I plug in an external sound source or headphones. I have an HDA intel sound card with a Realtek HD Audio codec.
The issue does not originate from alsamixer or pavucontrol. I believe mutes are not the issue. The problem seems to originate somewhere else.
Edit: The sound issues are intermittent and are on and off. This is very puzzling.
Basic troubleshooting would indicate that you have a hardware problem...maybe even as simple as a loose wire/connection in your laptop. Since you're running several different distros, the sound/drivers between them are ALL different, which rules that out. The mixers are all different too, since you're booting up to different settings in each distro. The sound CARD is working, since external speakers work.
Also...since it's intermittent, that would also indicate a loose connection.
I see. Thanks for your reply. Where would I check for loose connections with my integrated audio?
The only place you CAN check is inside your computer. There are manuals that may show you locations available on the manufacturers website...but they may NOT either.
If it's under warranty, then back up your data, and take it in for repair. If it's not and you're feeling adventurous, grab a set of small screwdrivers and tiny pliers, and open up your laptop. Since it's speaker-related, you could (very obviously), look at the speakers, and follow the wire(s) back to where they plug in.....
from what I read on it the sound card and the video are all together built it in.
open a terminal type
see what device comes up first and that is your default device.
if it comes up no sound card then you have to enable it
through bios setup. That mini was made for windows and windows and the
bios chip makers get very lazy put out sad bios.
interested in your output of aplay -l and will not
be surprised to no sound card.
do not give up we just need to find out why certain drivers for
that chip are not loading.
About taking my computer apart, it is a dell inspiron mini. I believe it would be more difficult than a regular laptop to disassemble.
Not sure what else we can tell you...the software piece is obviously working. Your devices show up, and work SOMETIMES...the several-distros-and-desktops-with-same-symptoms point to the only thing that is common between them, which is the HARDWARE
If you don't want to take your laptop apart, you have choices:
Send it back to Dell if it's under warranty and have THEM do it.
Pay someone at a local shop to do it for you
Plug in external speakers and learn to live with it.
I am unsure on how to turn the sound on at boot. Anyway, When I go into mumble chat, I select my sound card and it works fine. However, it does not work with my system. If the right card is selected, the sound works. I am unsure on how to select it in boot and turn it on. I have a dell inspiron 1018. Can someone tell me how to enable it?
My sound is integrated in my laptop. My dell inspiron mini 1018 is a netbook.
You are not having a software problem..it is a hardware problem. So....
...send it back to Dell if it's under warranty and have THEM fix it....
...pay someone at a local shop to do it for you....
...plug in external speakers...or...
...learn to live with it.
There's nothing anyone here can help you with. We can't turn a screwdriver or take apart your system over the internet. If you want to do it yourself, download the manual from Dell's website, and proceed.