No Sound :(

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Nov 13 05:46:04 UTC 2010

On 11/13/2010 04:17 PM, Nathan Bahn wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at 
> <mailto:blchupin at>> wrote:
>     I am sorry that I have not been following the thread and will try and
>     see if I can catch on things whic will give me an idea of what you are
>     running (audio card, Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10, etc).
>     While I try and look (here being the weekend I may not get to you
>     for a
>     couple of days) in System>Preferences>Sound is the slider pushed
>     to full
>     or close to full volume?
>     Oh, another question: do you have onboard sound (ie on the
>     motherboard)
>     and then also a PCI sound card? If so, did you turn off the onboard
>     sound in the BIOS setting?
>     BC
>     --
>     A man kept complaining about not having shoes to wear - until he
>     saw a man with no legs.
> I'll try to provide as much relevant information as I can; I didn't 
> originally provide much info. because I thought that I knew enough to 
> follow the troubleshooting guide's instructions.
> I have 10.10 GNOME
> nat0 at nat0-E-6100:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [Audigy2        ]: Audigy2 - SB Audigy 2 [Unknown]
>                       SB Audigy 2 [Unknown] (rev.4, serial:0x10061102) 
> at 0xbc00, irq 17

Now we are getting somewhere......

Looks like the same card which I have (or close to it..)

> I tested the speakers on the "Sound Preferences" -- nothing; the 
> hardware profile is "Analog Stereo Duplex"

OK, a question here - and if you give the wrong answer I am shot down in 
flames, but unlike the Phoenix I will not rise up from the ashes again 
:-) : do you have a jack from the audio card to the speakers (as in, 
say, an external amplifier)?

> The B.I.O.S. is Intel BZ8710A.15A.0080.P07

Ah, hang on, I didn't ask about the BIOS itself but wanted to know if 
you had an onboard audio chip TURNED OFF/unselected in the BIOS and 
therefore only have the PCI Sounblaster Audigy card as the audio device?

OK, look (and I say this in the most delicate way :-) ) IF you don't 
understand what I - or some else asks - the PLEASE simply say so and 
I/we will explain what I/we mean. Put simply, I/we do not know your 
level of expertise so sometimes I/we ask questions which appear to be 
condescending but they are NOT meant to be that. Solving someone's 
problems at long distance be it over the phone or over the internet is 
not all beers and pretzels  (or scotch with beer chasers) :-) .


A man kept complaining about not having shoes to wear - until he saw a man with no legs.

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