No onboard sound after upgrading to hardy

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sun Apr 27 14:59:19 UTC 2008

On Sunday 27 April 2008, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> The command lsmod will show you what modules has been loaded. The driver
> for your card i think is snd-hda-intel, see if that is loaded.

Another very helpful command is the   hwinfo   command.

hwinfo  --sound  would show you something like:

Note at the bottom it shows you the driver needed and whether it is active or 

29: PCI 304.0: 0401 Multimedia audio controller
  [Created at pci.296]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1102_2
  Unique ID: AMUB.iJ3+UojVbB1
  Parent ID: 6NW+.c7JTK_YUBi2
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:04.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:04.0
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "Creative SBLive! 5.1 Model SB0100"
  Vendor: pci 0x1102 "Creative Labs"
  Device: pci 0x0002 "SB Live! EMU10k1"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1102 "Creative Labs"
  SubDevice: pci 0x8064 "SBLive! 5.1 Model SB0100"
  Revision: 0x07
  Driver: "EMU10K1_Audigy"
  Driver Modules: "snd_emu10k1"
  I/O Ports: 0x9c00-0x9c1f (rw)
  IRQ: 20 (17992157 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001102d00000002sv00001102sd00008064bc04sc01i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd_emu10k1 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_emu10k1"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)

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