8.10: SiS AC'97 soundcard no longer detected

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri Nov 21 23:49:51 GMT 2008

David M wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just done an in-place upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10, and my soundcard, 
> which never had any previous problems (my system is about 3 years old 
> and has no fancy/unusual hardware that I'm aware of), now isn't working. 
> That's actually not entirely true: if I boot the live CD, it will detect 
> and use the soundcard, but on booting the installed OS, it doesn't seem 
> to be detected.
> There is no sound on the login screen, and after I login, the GNOME 
> volume control has the mute mark on it, and does not pop-up when you 
> click on it. (If I double-click the volume control, I get "No volume
> control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found.")
> >From lspci, the soundcard (onboard on the mobo) is:
> 00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
> AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
> Can anybody offer any advice on how I can get the system to re-detect my
> soundcard? It does seem strange that it works fine with the live CD, but
> not on the real system!
> Thanks,
> David.
    Hi David I had all those problems with my laptop Intrepid but over 
time I learned how to get sound back. Please look back in this list a 
week or 2 and find email from me or Nigel Henry on no sound.



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