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Link to this post 14 May 12

Hi I am new to Linux and have recently installed a copy of Ubuntu 12 onto my Dell Studio 1745 multiboot with a copy of Windows 7 Pro.
I currently have no sound at all from the speakers or headphones so I don't think I have the audio driver installed. So my question really is where can I find these drivers and how do I install them?


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Chris

Link to this post 14 May 12

I'm not sure if it helped but I added

options snd-hda-intel in the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

When I go to System settings - Audio It changes from Speakers to Headphones as I plug them in and out and I do now have sound from the internal speakers but still nothing out of the headphone jack!?

Chris


Link to this post 15 May 12

The lack of headphone sound may be due to the drivers not being up-to-date. I had a similar issue a while ago and just waited for the updates that eventually fixed the problems.

Link to this post 15 May 12

I have a Dell Studio 17 and the sounds works out of the box. Did you make sure that all the volume sliders are up and enabled. Ubuntu uses PulseAudio. Search in your package manager for paprefs, paman and pavucontrol and install them. Then look through each to see if everything needed is enabled. By default, some of the hardware is disabled until you switch it on. You should also be able to switch the output device from the internal speakers to the earphones from within PulseAudio. Those 3 utilities make it easier to configure.

Link to this post 15 May 12

Whatever u tried was good, but have u run this command: sudo alsa force-reload after modifying etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file..... if this will not work, simply restart the ubuntu ! Remember, sometimes the headphone jack has it's own mute + level settings. Which might only be available in alsamixer. Try to look here:
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
$ amixer
$ alsamixer

Link to this post 16 May 12

Hi thanks for your replies I tried installing paprefs , paman and pavucontrol but cant find any settings in there that look like they should disable it. I will have another play later and let you know how I get on!

Thanks


Chris

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