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    Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    i was given an old thinkpad x41 laptop to use as a note taking laptop at school and i have set it up with 12.04 and it is working great except i am unable to get any sound at all from it i have checked the mute and volume and i can see the speaker through one of the exhaust vents so it has the hardware but i am a recent convert so i do not know if i am missing drivers or the ubuntu alternative help would be appreciated as i love this laptop and i would like to be able to use it to its potential.

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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    Please post the output of the following command:

    $ lspci
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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    thomas@thomas-ThinkPad-X41:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
    04:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 8d)
    04:00.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 13)
    04:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
    thomas@thomas-ThinkPad-X41:~$

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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    any ideas not trying to be impatient but i am traveling over the holidays and i would like to take the nice lightweight thinkpad rather than my bigger toshiba

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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    Output of:

    Code:
    aplay -l
    I have a T43p which is probably similar vintage. Mine reads:


    tgalati4@tpad-Gloria7 ~/Desktop $ aplay -l
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
    Subdevices: 0/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 - IEC958]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 - IEC958]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    So our machines have identical sound hardware.

    If you have a speaker icon in your system tray, right-click and open "Volume-Control"

    There are several mixers in Ubuntu: ALSA mixer, pulseaudio mixer, OSS mixer. Choose ALSA mixer and open up preferences.

    Select all tracks to be visible. Now you should see lots of sliders. Raise them all up and play some music.
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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    i can not reach the alsa slider that you mentioned i am only able to configure the sound balance

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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    Open a terminal:

    gnome-volume-control

    gnome-sound-properties
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    Re: Sound problem Thinkpad X41

    terminal shows " Command not found " when either command is entered

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