Sound Problems in Fully Updated 8.04

Frans ketelaars at
Tue Dec 2 19:35:38 UTC 2008

On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 09:03:16 -0800, Roger Benham wrote:

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Sorry to take so long but winter creates pressing tasks and the computer 
in question is in someone else's cabin. She is happy using XP though her 
installation has already been invaded by things that really slow it down. 
I'm trying to persuade her to use Ubuntu but the lack of sound for movies 
deters her!

roger at rogerbenham3:~$ hspci -v
bash: hspci: command not found
roger at rogerbenham3:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [CMI8738 ]: CMI8738-MC6 - C-Media CMI8738
C-Media CMI8738 (model 55) at 0x9800, irq 5
1 [Audigy ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [SB0090]
Audigy 1 [SB0090] (rev.3, serial:0x511102) at 0x9000, irq 11

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The command is "lspci", not "hspci" :-)

You have two "soundcards" (one of them is probably on the mainboard) :
0 [CMI8738 ]: CMI8738-MC6 - C-Media CMI8738 and
1 [Audigy ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [SB0090]

I think (part of) the problem is which soundcard is used by default by 
applications and to which soundcard the speakers are connected.

Good luck!


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