Sound card hardware device is missing

Mark C. Miller mr.mcmiller at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 16:26:08 UTC 2010


On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:29:26 -0800, NoOp wrote:

> On 02/10/2010 02:36 PM, Robert Pollard wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have been trying to restore sound to my Ubuntu 9.10 system for months
>> now.  I have reinstalled all Alsa drivers but have discovered that the
>> problem may be that I can't see the hardware device in System ->
>> Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware tab.
>> 
>> I need to know how to reinstall the sound card to make sure I can see
>> the hardware device.
>> 
>> System configuration:
>> 
>> Laptop: HP Pavilion dv9000 series
>> 
>> lspci:
>> 
>> 00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio
>> (rev a2)
>>         Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 30b7 Flags: bus
>>         master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21 Memory at
>>         b0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities:
>>         <access denied>
>>         Kernel driver in use: oss_hdaudio
>>         Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
> 
> You might first try:
> 
> $ sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer
> 
> and then: Applications|Sound & Video|Gnome Alsa Mixer
> 
> That's an excellent gui for 'alsamixer' where you can adjust the card
> properties easily. Could be that your setting just need to be adjusted.
> 
>

Thanks!  I've been laboring to get my sound working ever since I 
installed 9.10.  I even went backwards to 9.04 a couple times because of 
this problem.

I'm a very happy camper, thanks to your suggestion.

regards

mcm





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