no soundcards found 9.10 upgrade on Dell studio xps

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Wed Jan 6 21:58:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:17:24 -0000, Ron Burns <rrburns at> wrote:

> Barry Premeaux wrote:
>> Have you tried reinstalling the 'linux-sound-base' package?  I'm
>> showing ver 1.0.20+* installed.  I'm running 9.10 here as well.
>> Barry
> I checked this and reinstalled  it.  I saw this in the alsa-base
> description:
> For ALSA to work on a system with a given sound card,
> there must be an ALSA driver for that card in the kernel.
> At wits end here I was able to get thru to ubuntu (paid) support and
> they are aware of this problem and apparently the Dell XPS driver is not
> in the current kernel (a bug in the build). I was advised to wait until
> there is new kernel build and release and then do an update.
> I want to thank you all for all the help.
> Best Regards,
>     Ron
Having had a hunt round the net it does appear to be a bit of a problem  
audio device for Linux with more than a few bodges to get it to work (or  
not).  Hopefully it will be sorted soon.


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