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No Sound in Ubuntu Linux Server

Hello friends,

I have Ubuntu Linux 8.04, and it's working like a charm except that there is no sound.  It's not muted, and all sound conrols are to the max.  I'm not sure what else to do.  Can someone help with this issue?

Thanks so much,


Jazon
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I get this error - "bash: alsaconfig: command not found".
sorry try
alsaconf
Same error - "bash: alsaconf: command not found".
what does

apt-get install alsa alsa-base

result in ?
Hi Shakoush2001,

I get this:

jazon@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install alsa alsa-base
[sudo] password for jazon:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting alsa-base instead of alsa
alsa-base is already the newest version.
alsa-base is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.

Thanks,

Jazon
Follow this

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449

I used it successfully to solve my sound problem on Ubuntu.

In particular the alsa installation from source.
I seem to have all necessary drivers.  When I type alsamixer in the console, I get a soundboard where I can adjust the volumes.  I have all tabs turned up.  I don't understand why I still do not have sound.

I also did a grep 'audio' /etc/group.  The console listed this:  audio:x:29:jazon,pulse.  So this seems to look good.

Thoughts?
Also, I tried lspci -v, and I see some "" messages.  Could that be the culprit?



jazon@localhost:~$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
      Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad Z60t
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
      Capabilities:

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
      Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
      I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
      Memory behind bridge: a8100000-a81fffff
      Prefetchable memory behind bridge: c0000000-c7ffffff
      Capabilities:

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
      Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
      Memory behind bridge: a8200000-a82fffff
      Capabilities:

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
      Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
      I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
      Memory behind bridge: a8300000-a83fffff
      Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c8000000-00000000c80fffff
      Capabilities:

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0565
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
      I/O ports at 1800 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0565
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
      I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0565
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
      I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0565
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
      I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0566
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
      Memory at a8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
      Capabilities:

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
      Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=07, sec-latency=64
      I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00008fff
      Memory behind bridge: a8400000-b7ffffff
      Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000d7ffffff
      Capabilities:

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0567
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
      I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
      I/O ports at 1880 [size=64]
      Memory at a8000800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
      Memory at a8000400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
      Capabilities:

00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0574
      Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
      I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
      I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
      Capabilities:

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0568
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 80 [Master])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 056a
      Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
      I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
      I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
      I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
      I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
      I/O ports at 18c0 [size=16]
      Capabilities:

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 056b
      Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
      I/O ports at 18e0 [size=32]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 056e
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
      Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
      I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
      Memory at a8100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
      [virtual] Expansion ROM at a8120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
      Capabilities:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0577
      Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
      Memory at a8200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
      Expansion ROM at  [disabled]
      Capabilities:

04:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0532
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 16
      Memory at a8400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
      Bus: primary=04, secondary=05, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
      Memory window 0: d0000000-d3fff000 (prefetchable)
      Memory window 1: ac000000-affff000
      I/O window 0: 00005000-000050ff
      I/O window 1: 00005400-000054ff
      16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

04:00.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
      Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 01cf
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
      Memory at b1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
      Capabilities:

04:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (rev 05)
      Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1010
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
      Memory at a8401000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
      Capabilities:
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Uh, you have logged out and back in since being added to the audio group, right?

I only ask because I've been caught by that one myself. ;)

The  is normal; I think you need root to see the capabilities.
Yes, you do need root for that.
Please post the output of the command `id` when you're logged in with your user and please post the output of `cat /proc/asound/cards`.
jazon@localhost:~$ id
uid=1000(jazon) gid=1000(jazon) groups=4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),107(fuse),115(lpadmin),116(admin),1000(jazon)
jazon@localhost:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [ICH6           ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
                      Intel ICH6 with AD1981B at irq 18
jazon@localhost:~$

Any thoughts?
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I attached a screenshot of my screen as I turn up the volume using a volume control on the keyboard.  While I'm doing that, I have a song playing.  Unfortunately, no sound.  :-(  The sound was working just fine when I had Windows XP on this laptop just last week.  After I was done wiping that out to replace it with Ubuntu, no sound.  :-(  Anything else I can try?
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Do you have headphones available? Can you hear the sound on the headphones when you connect them to the headphone jacks?
Seems to be a common problem on Ubuntu 8.04, the forums are full of "my sound doesn't work" posts.

You could try to disable the external amplifier by following these steps:

System->Preferences->Sound

Load up preferences and make sure that each item is checked to appear in the mixer. Make sure none of them are muted.

Then click on the "Switches" tab. At the bottom of the list is an "External Amplifier" switch. Toggle that to off, you should now have sound.
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MushyPea,

You hit the jackpot!  They were all MM except one.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

You're awesome!


Jazon