No Sound in Ubuntu 10.04
robfleet at dslextreme.com
Thu Jul 22 17:19:08 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 12:53 +0000, Frans Ketelaars wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:23:41 -0400, Rob wrote:
> > Has anyone else had problems with sound in 10.04? I have two desktops
> > here (the one I'm using now) and another one in another room. I have
> > 10.04 installed on this machine and the sound works fine. It is a
> > Lenovo A61 Tower w/AMD 64x2 processor.
> > My other desktop is an Alienware w/500 gig HD and 2 Gig RAM. I have
> > tried everything I can think of to get sound working including calling
> > up the Alsa Mixer in a terminal (the Master is always muted which I then
> > unmute and increase the volume with no effect). I have a SB Audigy 2 ZS
> > soundcard with Via 8237 chipset.
> > I know it's not a hardware problem because sound worked fine with prior
> > versions of Ubuntu (and with a recent version of Dream Linux both from
> > the live CD and, as installed to hard drive).
> > If anyone has had similar problems and solved it, I'd sure love to hear
> > the fix!
> > Many thanks,
> > Rob
> I think that you have two soundcards: the onboard Via 8237 and the
> Audigy 2 ZS . You can check with "cat /proc/asound/cards".
> The Audigy 2 ZS needs firmware AFAIK. On Ubuntu 8.04 I found two related
> packages: alsa-firmware-loaders and alsa-firmware. Note that the latter
> is in the Medibuntu repository.
> See "man alsamixer" on how to control both sounddevices.
> If you only want to use the Audigy 2 ZS you could blacklist the Via 8237
> module, in Ubuntu 8.04 it's called snd-via82xx. I don't know where to do
> that though :(
> Good luck!
You were right on target!! I have disabled the onboard via 8237 sound
device, performed a cold reboot and now have sound. (This is after
upgrading the ALSA mixer.) But all now works. Thanks much.
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