View Full Version : [SOLVED] ASUS N53JF No sound

September 24th, 2011, 03:05 PM
I installed ubuntu and I currently have no sound. I am an absolute noob at this OS and I don't know what to do. Can someone please guide me step by step so I can get sound working?


October 1st, 2011, 03:47 AM
Hello and welcome to the forums.

Open a terminal window and run this command:

sudo bash -c "echo 'options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0' >> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf"
...and reboot.
This will set an alsa configuration variable that should allow your sound to work.

If it doesn't work, the from the terminal window again, run:

wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
choose the upload option and post back the link it generates.

October 2nd, 2011, 01:09 PM

October 2nd, 2011, 02:10 PM
Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file and change the line that reads:

options snd-hda-intel module=auto
...to read:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0
Save and reboot.

If still no sound, please post back updated alsa-script.

October 3rd, 2011, 07:38 PM

October 4th, 2011, 10:51 PM
The module entry is still showing up. Can you post back the contents of your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file?

October 5th, 2011, 07:51 PM
# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7

# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
# Workaround at bug #499695 (reverted in Ubuntu see LP #319505)
install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-pcm-oss ; : ; }
install snd-mixer /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixer $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-mixer-oss ; : ; }
install snd-seq /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-seq $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-oss ; : ; }
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above sound card driver modules
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-emu10k1-synth ; }
install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }

# Load saa7134-alsa instead of saa7134 (which gets dragged in by it anyway)
install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install saa7134 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist saa7134-alsa ; : ; }
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options saa7134-alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
options snd-usb-caiaq index=-2
options snd-usb-ua101 index=-2
options snd-usb-us122l index=-2
options snd-usb-usx2y index=-2
# Ubuntu #62691, enable MPU for snd-cmipci
options snd-cmipci mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
# Keep snd-pcsp from being loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0

October 5th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Its not there. What are the contents of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf?

You have an errant snd-hda-intel: module=auto entry that we need to find and delete.

October 6th, 2011, 12:34 AM
There was a snd-hda-intel: module=auto entry in the alsa-base.conf.save. I deleted it and replaced it with options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0.

October 6th, 2011, 12:36 AM
new alsa-script: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=91a610fb0b9ef47121c688730c4050ec1d5ca4ba

October 6th, 2011, 02:13 AM
There was a snd-hda-intel: module=auto entry in the alsa-base.conf.save. I deleted it and replaced it with options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0.

Can you please just delete that entry - do not replace it with the other one.

October 6th, 2011, 02:14 AM
That looks better. Is there sound?

If not, check that its not muted.

October 6th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Sound is working now. thanks :)

October 7th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Glad to hear. Please mark this thread as SOLVED from the Thread Tools link above.