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    Question New installation but no sound

    New Ubuntu installation with a big problem: no sound.

    OS: Ubuntu 10.4.1
    Hardware: HP Pavilion Elite e9150t (64 bit)
    Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

    Preliminary checks of sound level settings and obvious dumb stuff but there is still no sound.

    The problem seems to be that the system does not recognize the existence of the sound card and insists on using alternative audio devices.

    1. Output of lspci
    ...
    04:00.0 PCI bridge: Creative Labs [SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio] CA0110-IBG PCI to PCIe Bridge
    05:00.0 Audio device: Creative Labs [SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio] CA0110-IBG
    08:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2)
    08:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

    2. Listing of 'cat /proc/asound/cards'

    0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
    HDA NVidia at 0xfbefc000 irq 16
    1 [Generic ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
    HD-Audio Generic at 0xf9ffc000 irq 17

    The above is also what shows up in the F6 selection in 'alsamixer'.

    I found enough to probably isolate my problem but have absolutely no idea how to fix it.

    Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank-you.

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Unhappy Re: New installation but no sound

    As it turns out, so far, there is no specific driver for CA0110 and snd-hda-intel is used instead. The last reference to this problem seems to be near the end of 2009 and I suspect that it is a dead issue and CA0110 will forever be an orphan.

    For some odd reason, the video card is detected as an audio board and becomes one of the two audio types listed by alsamixer. Unfortunately, NVIDIA always comes op as index 0 and CA0110 as index 1. Because both are assigned the driver snd-hda-intel the method of flipping the order suggested by the previous reply reference does not work because of using the driver name as the key to changing order.

    Arrgh!

    Maybe another few hours on this before turning this beast into an anchor.

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    Have you searched Launchpad for this bug?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Unhappy Re: New installation but no sound

    As I said, according to http://www.alsa-project.org/main/ind...-Creative_Labs
    there is not supposed to be a driver for CA0110. BUT, closer examination of /lib/modules/2.6.32-24-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/ I find the file:

    snd-hda-codec-ca0110.ko

    What bothers me is I don't know the significance of the "codec", but more importantly, why doesn't this get matched up with the hardware???

    I wish I knew what I was doing.

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    I know, I know...Old Thread..But if someone stumbles across this like I did looking for a solution, here is what worked for me:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
    Then reboot:
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/Instal...aDriverModules

    Maverick x64

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    Lightbulb Re: New installation but no sound

    Quote Originally Posted by whorider View Post
    I know, I know...Old Thread..But if someone stumbles across this like I did looking for a solution, here is what worked for me:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
    Then reboot:
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/Instal...aDriverModules

    Maverick x64

    WHORIDER !!! You're the man !!!!

    Spread the word !!! Creative X-fi xtreme audio pci-e IS WORKING on Ubuntu Maverick 64 bit with your method !!

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    Also working now for me with Lucid Lynx LTS 64-bit. This is great, so happy!

    (I'm running the exact same system as gievenden.)

    Quoting Kuoi:

    "WHORIDER !!! You're the man !!!!

    "Spread the word !!! Creative X-fi xtreme audio pci-e IS WORKING on Ubuntu Maverick 64 bit with your method !!

    "THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!"

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    All I can say is "whord"-up!

    Whorider, you really helped me out with this one. Kudos * 10.

    I've spent countless hours looking for a quick, elegant solution and finally found it here.

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    Re: New installation but no sound

    Quote Originally Posted by whorider View Post
    I know, I know...Old Thread..But if someone stumbles across this like I did looking for a solution, here is what worked for me:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
    Then reboot:
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/Instal...aDriverModules

    Maverick x64
    Thanks a lot !!! I was looking for it for days !!!

    Yes, you're really the man !

    I confirm, Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E WORKS on Ubuntu, Lucid to Maverick, 32 or 64 bits version !!!
    Same on Linux Mint and XBMC Live !

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH WHORIDER !!!!!
    Last edited by Vinencre; June 5th, 2011 at 01:08 PM.

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