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Old 02-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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speakers and mic not working on compaq presario cq62-223sa

i just installed helena on my compaq presario cq61-223sa but i can't get the altec lansing speakers to work and my internal mic as well. i'm fairly new at linux and have tried looking for drivers but i couldn't find any.

all ideas/ possible solutions are welcome

thanks in advance
Old 02-27-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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What is Helena?! Your wife?!
Old 02-28-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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Linux mint and the codename is Helena
Old 02-28-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
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You have sound...

You need to post more details. Do you have alsa-utils?

Is it a matter of two stereo speakers or more this?

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Old 03-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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basically, i freshly installed linuxmint (helena) on my compaq presario cq61. Initially, i could only get sound when using headphones but now after trying several drivers and methods, i'm totally soundless. i have installed alsa-utils but still nothing is coming out. I'm using IDT High definition audio speakers. i'm still very new to linux so i think i'll need instruction to guide me through from A-Z

thanks lots in advance
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How to make microphone work!

The only solution to make microphone work is to install linux-backports-modules-alsa-generic...

Just go to:

Menu / System / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager

And search and mark for installation:


tip: if you have multiple versions click on the first and read the description which should inform what name to install...

If after the reboot and mic mute is off, still does not work, just go to terminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and add or change the following:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto enable=yes

Then Ctrl+X, type Y to write and exit, reboot and mic will work.

Bye and have lots of fun with Ubuntu (the best).


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