Sound problems Warth Warthog (with Windows XP issue) and fix.

crimsun at crimsun at
Sat Oct 15 10:13:53 UTC 2005

On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 04:56:56AM -0400, 'Forum Post wrote:
> Sound (RealTek AC'97) always worked fine under Ubuntu (5.04), but never
> worked without installing a driver in Windows. Yesterday, I installed
> the sound driver in Windows, and now the sound is gone under Linux.

$ sudo invoke-rc.d alsa force-unload && sudo rm -f /var/lib/alsa/asound.state && sudo modprobe <your driver>

Then adjust your volumes (be sure to unmute Master and PCM).

You can find which driver you're using by looking at the output from:

$ cat /proc/asound/cards

Daniel T. Chen            crimsun at
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