Got Hardy? With Sound?

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Sun Mar 30 12:39:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Scott (angrykeyboarder)
<geekboy at> wrote:

>  >>  >> I've been unsuccessful in getting sound working, despite lots of
>  >>  >> tweaking.
>  > [...]
>  >>  are you running Hardy and otherwise getting sound?
>  >>
>  >>  I've been running Hardy for about 3 weeks now and I've *never* had
>  >>  sound of any kind.
>  >
>  > I have had sound, no problem, on my main computer; but do note that I
>  > have only been running Hardy for about a week on it.
>  >
>  > I vaguely recall having an audio problem with Hardy a while back with an
>  > old notebook that I was testing until I did a clean install from a newer
>  > source.
>  >
>  > So... I would recommend downloading the beta Live CD
>  > ( and testing it to see if IT
>  > has sound; if so, then just reinstall :)
>  Actually, I did just that night.  I went a step further and downloaded
>  the daily live CD.
>  I did a fresh install.
>  Still no sound...
>  I have SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS. It's a very popular card (although it's
>  not being marketed anymore - it' s been replaced by the X-Fi - which ALSA
>  says doesn't work in Linux, period - but that's another story). There are
>  scads of them out there. So it's nothing unusual sound wise.

Today I noticed a short post:

Sound fix for Heron

After checking out several possible solutions to my sound problems in
Hardy Heron, I finally found one that worked for me. Fortunately, it
was pretty easy to carry out, too. Just went to Synaptic and installed
Linux-386 and rebooted.  I hope this helps somebody out there and
saves them hours of looking through the forums. Not really sure why
the Linux-386 kernel was missing, but why look a gift horse in the

Care to try installing the linux-386 package and booting into it from
the GRUB menu to see what happens? :)


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