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Old 02-27-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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Smile no sound XFXGeforce MCP78 Mobo using Ubuntu8.4

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I am a newbie to linux. a little history. I am 60 yrs young and started using Dos, went to windows 3.1.1, to windows 95, to windows 98 to windows xp and now to ubuntu8.4. Its a rough change over. So far I like ubuntu. I have been able to fix most problems thru forums. I have not been able to fix this one. (trouble) no sound, I have an XFXgeforce mcp78 mobo. It has the realtek alc888 codec. video is nvidia. I have worked on this for 3 days now and no success. I can use the term but dont know what to look for most of the time. can anybody help solve this problem Thanks in Advance Teggrr
Old 02-27-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hi Teggrr,
In this case ALSA is definitely your friend. If you have the alsa stuff installed especially alsa-utils then getting some sound shouldn't be a problem. If you run alsaconf from a command line using the command
sudo alsaconf
(you remember that from DOS and are not afraid of it like the youngsters ). It should detect your sound card and offer to install the driver for you. Accept the offer gratefully taking careful note of what card it believes you have and what driver it is installing for you. If that step goes well then you should hear some sound coming out of your system. If you don't you'll need to open a mixer (alsamixer can be run from the command line also) and verify that volume and especially PCM settings are above zero. That should sort you out.


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