no soundcards found 9.10 upgrade on Dell studio xps

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Wed Jan 6 19:00:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 18:26:34 -0000, Ron Burns <rrburns at> wrote:

> Thank you for the reply Barry.  I do not know if the sound driver
> package is loaded. I suspect that is not but I do not know how to check
> other than the "aplay -l" which says no soundcards detected.  Dell
> support indicated that the XPS sound driver package was  part of the
> kernel in 9.04.  They so not support 9.10 (yet) and so the sound driver
> for the Dell Studio XPS may be missing from the 9.10 kernel.  JW Paster
> in an earlier response said
> 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.
> I am fully updated so either the fix is not included in the latest
> kernel or I need to do something more and I don't know what the next
> step is.
In a terminal run


and post the results.


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