sound problems

Jan Van Sweevelt vansweej at
Tue Sep 26 16:24:12 UTC 2006

2006/9/26, John Dangler <jdangler at>:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 19:34 -0500, Jeff wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I have a Dell PII-400 with a Cirrus logic 4610 PCI sound card.
> >
> > I am trying to get sound, but cannot.
> >
> > I followed the instructions of about every website from the last time I
> > put out a request for help on this list, and ended up with a dead end
> > each time.
> >
> > The device manager shows that it recognizes a sound card but there are
> > no drivers installed.  The volume control nor any other sound devices
> > are not installed either.
> >
> > My last attempt was to follow the ALSA website.  I got all the way to
> > the "configure" part, at which time it tells me that there is no
> > suitable "C" compiler.  Below is the output (and SORRY.. this is rather
> > LONG.
> After a recent kernel upgrade, I lost all of the sound on my system, and
> it is still dead.  I was told to file a bug report regarding this and
> did around 10 days ago.  (#60660)  I haven't seen any progress on it,
> nor have I heard any news about it, so it may be something that you are
> also experiencing.

I have the same problem.

The problem with the no suitable "C" compiler might be that ubuntu desktop
default install does not contain a build environment. You can install the
build environment with "sudo apt-get build-essential"
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