No Sound :(

Nathan Bahn nathan.bahn at
Sat Nov 13 06:03:35 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at>wrote:


> Let's start with the basics: I already asked you in the earlier message
> if you have an onboard sound chip or a PCI audio card - so which is it?

It's a PCI audio card (SB Audigy 2).

> But in any case, open a terminal/console (Applications>Accessories) and
> type in (without the quotes) "sudo lshw" . You will get an output to the
> screen; press and hold the Shift key and then press (keep pressing...)
> the Page Up key and look for an entry which is "*- Multimedia " - this
> will show which audio device/s you have available.
> Note down the name of the device/s but there is no need for the complete
> details. For example, while I have an onboard audio chip I have it
> turned off in the BIOS so lshw shows that I have a 'SB0400 Audigy2' card
> which is sitting on the pci bus.

                description: Multimedia audio controller
                product: SB Audigy
                vendor: Creative Labs
                physical id: 2
                bus info: pci at 0000:03:02.0
                version: 04
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=EMU10K1_Audigy latency=32
maxlatency=20 mingnt=2
                resources: irq:17 ioport:bc00(size=64)

I could stop here and wait for your response to the above, but I will
> also say to go System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager and find
> 'alsamixergui' and install it. I am pretty sure that it is not installed
> by default but if it is then leave it alone.

I haven't done this yet, but I see a bunch of new postings; I am terribly
sorry about the length of time that I am taking here!

Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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