No Sound At All!

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Sep 10 14:34:19 UTC 2007

Pete Holsberg wrote:

> Can anyone give me any pointers on  troubleshooting audio on a Dell 2400
> that uses an Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio
> Controller?
> I'm running Xubuntu 7.04.
> I had sound at some point -- maybe with Kubuntu -- but now its gone.

I wish I knew (but not enough to actually troubleshoot it myself!)

Mine's an Inspiron 6000, but it uses the same Intel chipset. I _used_ to
find that immediately after boot, I always had sound, but that it would
disappear after I'd been running KDE for some time.  Now that's not even

It seems that something grabs the soundcard and doesn't let the sound daemon
access it.  

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