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Old 01-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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mute button on keyboard is orange and there is no sound


i am very new to linux so be gentle. i have a hp compaq nc6220 laptop running linux mint 9 isadora. the problem is the mute button on the keyboard is orange and i have no sound at all. the volume icon at the bottom is not muted. please help.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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Hello newonlinux,

there are modules (drivers) specially for various laptops in order to support the laptopspecific hardware like the functional keys or batterymanagement.

Could you please open a terminal and execute the command
Code:
lsmod | sort
and post the output here? And please post also the output of
Code:
uname -a
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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Hello,
here is the output you requested:
$ lsmod | sort
ac97_bus 1002 1 snd_ac97_codec
agpgart 31724 2 intel_agp,drm
binfmt_misc 6587 1
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
crc_ccitt 1339 1 irda
dm_crypt 11331 0
dm_raid45 81647 0
drm 162471 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
fbcon 35102 71
font 7557 1 fbcon
hid 67032 1 usbhid
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
i915 282354 3
intel_agp 24177 2 i915
ipw2200 135216 0
irda 186556 0
joydev 8708 0
led_class 2864 1 sdhci
lib80211 5046 2 ipw2200,libipw
libipw 39896 1 ipw2200
lp 7028 0
Module Size Used by
output 1871 1 video
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
parport_pc 25962 1
pcmcia 33024 0
pcmcia_core 32964 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ppdev 5259 0
psmouse 63245 0
rsrc_nonstatic 10015 1 yenta_socket
sdhci 15462 1 sdhci_pci
sdhci_pci 5470 0
serio_raw 3978 0
snd 54148 18 snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_intel8x0,snd_seq_oss,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
snd_ac97_codec 100646 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_intel8x0 25588 2
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_pcm 70662 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_usb_audio 75765 1
snd_usb_lib 15658 1 snd_usb_audio
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
soundcore 6620 1 snd
tg3 109292 0
tifm_7xx1 3690 0
tifm_core 6045 1 tifm_7xx1
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
tpm 13484 1 tpm_infineon
tpm_bios 5266 1 tpm
tpm_infineon 7745 0
usbhid 36110 0
uvcvideo 56990 0
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
video 17375 1 i915
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
xor 15028 1 dm_raid45
yenta_socket 20408 1


uname -a
Linux tech-laptop 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

this laptop was bought on ebay for my parents and the username has not been changed. i don't know how to do that?? Does that make a difference? thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 07:04 AM   #4
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Well, I looked at the kernelsources, there seem to be no special modules for your laptop.

Otherwise all the snd_* modules are soundrelated, so the sound should work.

Please open a terminal and execute
Code:
alsamixer
you can configure the sound with alsamixer. If it doesen't work, please post a screenshot of your alsamixer-settings.

Markus

Last edited by markush; 01-12-2011 at 07:05 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 01-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #5
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Card: Intel ICH6 F1: Help │
│ Chip: Analog Devices AD1981B F2: System information │
│ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture F5: All F6: Select sound card │
│ Item: Master [dB gain: -7.50, -7.50] Esc: Exit │
│ │
│ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ │
│ │ │ │▒▒│ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │ │ │ │ │ │ >
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│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │
│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │
│ ├──┤ ├──┤ ┌──┐ ├──┤ ├──┤ ┌──┐ ├──┤ ├──┤ │
│ │OO│ │OO│ │MM│ │OO│ │MM│ │MM│ │OO│ │OO│ │
│ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ │
│ 84<>84 97 74<>74 45<>45 71<>71 58 │
│ < Master >Master M Headphon PCM Line Line Jac CD Mic │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
───────────────────────────── AlsaMixer v1.0.22 ──────────────────────────────┐
│ Card: Intel ICH6 F1: Help │
│ Chip: Analog Devices AD1981B F2: System information │
│ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture F5: All F6: Select sound card │
│ Item: Stereo Mic Esc: Exit │
│ │
│ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ │
│ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
│ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
< │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
< │▒▒│ │ │ │ │ │ │ │
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│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │
│ ├──┤ ├──┤ ┌──┐ Mic2 ├──┤ ├──┤ Mix ┌──┐ │
│ │OO│ │OO│ │MM│ │MM│ │OO│ │OO│ │
│ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ │
│ 71<>71 58 45 55<>55 │
│ CD Mic Mic Boos Mic Sele Phone Aux Mono Out<Stereo M> │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

i have gone in and out and reset this sooo many times. after leaving the laptop on thru the night...there is no sound at all this morning. i checked the sound first this morning and then went into alsamixer...everything was still like it was before i went to bed, only there was no sound. thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #6
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mh, I'd like to look at the output of
Code:
sudo lspci | grep -i audio
I'm missing the module snd_hda_intel in your lsmod-output and I'm not sure if it would be needed.

You may execute
Code:
sudo modprobe snd_hda_intel
maybe this works.

Markus
 
Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #7
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00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

nothing happened when i executed sudo modprobe snd_hda_intel it just went back to the $prompt. Is that ok?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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Quote:
nothing happened when i executed sudo modprobe snd_hda_intel it just went back to the $prompt. Is that ok?
Yes, then the module has been loaded.

After restarting the system, you will have to use the modprobe command again in order to load this module. Please try if this changed something with your audio.

If not, please try the command
Code:
sudo alsaconf
, this configures your soundcard (though I'd guess that with Mint this is done automatically).

If the module works, you'll need to configure your system to load this module at startup, please read the documentation.

Markus
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #9
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restarted the computer; ran sudo modprobe snd_hda_intel and still had to execute alsamixer and unmute the master tab only and then i had sound; executed command sudo alsaconf and received message sudo: alsaconf: command not found.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #10
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Well, if it is working now, you'll have to configure the module snd_hda_intel to be loaded at systemstart.
Anywhere in the /etc directory, there is a file "modprobe.conf" there you'll have to add "snd_hda_intel". This will load the module automatically when the system starts.

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
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sounds great..only I don't have a clue how to configure anything on this computer.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:18 PM   #12
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mh, you will need an editor, for example nano. Open a terminal, enter the /etc directory and find out if there is a file modprobe.conf.
Code:
cd /etc
ls
then you may open the file with the editor
Code:
sudo nano modprobe.conf
you add a line snd_hda_intel, save with <CTRL>+<o> and leave the editor with <CTRL><x> (as far as I know.

Markus
 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #13
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did that - restarted just to see if the sound work work. It did not. I still had to execute alsamixer to unmute master volume tab.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #14
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Well, but the module is loaded, again one step further

I had this problem with alsamixer once, but I did not find a solution back then. I'd recommend to start a new thread for this issue. Or use the search-funktion here in the forums, maybe you'll find a solution there.

Good luck

Markus
 
Old 01-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #15
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ok thanks for your help
 
  


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