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Old 04-27-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
hornlk
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Question How does Everex get the VIA VT1708A Driver to work in it's Distro


I bought an Everex VA1500V laptop with the GOS distro which is Ubuntu 7.10 and has the VIA VT1780A Audio codec
When you run the gnome volume control it shows a headhone icon and sound will come out the headphone jack. I upgraded to ubunto 8.04 and now gnome volume control doesn't show a headphone icon and sound comes out of the pc speaker but if I plug the headphone in no sound out of the speaker or the headphones. 7.10 was using the same drivers as 8.04 but it has no headphone icon or sound. I imaged the 7.10 install and the 8.04 install. Where is the Alsa config files kept in a linux system? Can I copy the soundcard config files from 7.10 to 8.04?

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Old 04-27-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hi hornlk, Welcome to lq. Check for the following files, /etc/asound.conf, ~/.asoundrc.asoundconf, ~/.asoundrc. One of those if present may have the information you're looking for.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 04-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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Can I copy

Can I copy asound.conf from 7.10 to 8.04?
Thanks
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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Well, if it's not working now, what can it hurt? You could always remove/replace the file if it doesn't help.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 11-10-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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Further info in case anybody comes across this

I realize this thread is pretty old, but I have info that could be indirectly useful to somebody, about this issue. I was in exactly the same predicament as the originator of the thread (Everex gBook, no headphone sound with Ubuntu 8.04). I still am.

I have found that this is a widespread problem affecting many different brands and models of notebook computers with Ubuntu 8.04 -- no headphone sound where headphone sound did exist before installing 8.04.

It appears, from what I gather from reading dozens of posts, that it is a problem with the alsa modules. A proposed solution involving recompiling and a few other steps supposedly has fixed this for some users, not all. It should be easy to find via Google. I don't wish to spend two days trying it out only to have it fail, as every single attempt at recompiling something has so far, for me, in the five years I've used Linux exclusively.

(Thanks to the poster who suggested the alsa conf files experiment above, but that failed for me, too.)

Sound under Linux is one of the very weakest areas and one that is bound to discourage a lot of people from switching to Linux. Too bad.
 
  


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