Sound card not working

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Jun 27 20:54:27 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 12:58 -0700, Thiago Robert wrote:
> Hello there! I have just intalled Ubuntu 5.04 "The Hoary Hedgehog" in
> my Sony Vaio VGN-FS660/W and I'm having a little bit of trouble with
> wifi (discussed in another thread) and the sound card. Ubuntu doesn't
> reconizes my sound card [82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)]. Did
> anyone experienced a similar problem?

Yes, had the same problem on my desktop machine at home. I downloaded
the 1.0.8 ALSA driver and compiled the azx card driver. Note this is not
the latest version. The latest seemed no to include this card's driver.

Download the sources from You will also need the
linux headers and the build-essential packages.

Once unpacked, do

./configure --with-card=azx
sudo make install

and reboot.

Note the Alsa mixer levels are initialised to 0 to begin with so you
need to turn them up.

If you need more detail, let me know.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
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