no soundcards found 9.10 upgrade on Dell studio xps

Pastor JW pastor_jw at
Wed Jan 6 03:48:38 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 05 January 2010 5:36:07 pm Ron Burns wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Dell studio xps laptop (which shipped with 9.04)
> to 9.10. I now have no sound.  No soundcard is detected:
> [ 2 ] <wee> (ron) aplay -l
> aplay: device_list:223: no soundcards found...
> Dell is no help as they do not support 9.10.  Is there any work around
> for this or do the drivers need to be compiled into the kernel?

Dell used to have nice helpful pages, easy to use, find, and fix your problems 
with their machines like this one for example but they moved 
their pages and ruined the layout so they now look like this on  and now it is 
harder to find what you are looking for.  For yours, do you have the ability 
to perhaps boot into the prior kernel?  The latest kernel was supposed to fix 
XPS sound problems also but if you are not fully updated you may not have the 
latest one installed.    

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403

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