View Full Version : [ubuntu] vaio sound too low

August 23rd, 2008, 05:54 AM
I have a Sony VAIO VGN-G1 and I recently installed Ubuntu heron. Everything works out of the box, but the sound on the laptop speakers is really low. I maxed the master volume and I turned each and every slider in the volume conrol to max, and it hasn't fixed the problem. Obviously I can plug in speakers and I'll be fine, but surely there is a solution? Is there a driver or driver update I can install? What if you somehow modified the volume control to go higher?

August 23rd, 2008, 08:25 AM
i have the same problem with my laptop, using hardy.
definitely a software issue.

November 1st, 2008, 07:06 AM
Same here. I've tried specifying the model for the snd-hda-intel module in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base but without any luck. Annoyingly I had it working under feisty with:
options snd-hda-intel model=sony-assamd
...but that no longer seems to work.

Any suggestions much appreciated.

November 1st, 2008, 08:08 AM
Try model=vaio for snd-intel-hda module, it might work.

February 7th, 2009, 03:22 PM
I am a Linux newbie and have recently installed Ubuntu on my Sony VGN-G11XN and it has got the same problem i.e extremely low volume. I have searched on google and this same issue seems to be posted on a number of forums, but there does not seem to be a clear solution anywhere.
Could anyone help please?

April 6th, 2009, 12:16 AM
8 months and a new release later, still haven't found a solution. If I need sound other than through my headphones and I'm away from home (thus away from my speakers) I have to boot up Windows, which is depressing.

August 1st, 2009, 02:40 AM
I solved this issue a couple of months ago (it is now July). From the get go my headphone jack didn't work so I looked around and finally solved it. Well after I solved that issue the volume on the speakers was wayyyyy lower than before. I tried a couple of things and nothing worked so I gave up on it and just cranked my sound on my speakers all the way up. Then out of curiosity I installed kubuntu and surprisingly when it started I had the option to turn it up all the way. After that it went back to normal in Ubuntu and Kubuntu. Please forgive my English, it is not my first language.

April 27th, 2010, 04:18 AM
Just fixed this on Ubuntu 9.10 on Sony vaio G118GN.

The trick was to add:

options snd-hda-intel model=basic
into /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

model=vaio as suggested above does not work.

April 27th, 2010, 05:27 AM
juz do the driver update