View Full Version : [ubuntu] T61 Sound Issues

December 4th, 2008, 06:35 AM
I have a T61 with 8.10 and my sound has just randomly stopped working. The sound was working before but now it has randomly stopped working. As far as I know nothing is muted.

Thanks for the help.

December 6th, 2008, 11:34 AM
exact same problem here!
never had an issue before upgrading...

i have to reboot to get sound again

any workaround?

December 6th, 2008, 11:44 AM
actually there is!

try: alsa force-reload
in the console

works for me!

December 6th, 2008, 07:45 PM
That didn't work for me. My sound doesn't start working again when I restart either. It just stopped working and hasn't worked since.

David Valentine
January 27th, 2009, 08:56 AM
I'm in the same boat. My T61 sound has worked out of the box on Hardy and Intrepid, but suddenly stopped earlier today and I cannot get it going again, despite following several howto's. I've checked and rechecked the various volume controls, added "options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad" to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base, and still no joy.

UPDATE: I have joy. Here's what I did:
$ alsamixer -Dhwthen ensure that not only the master and pcm are unmuted, but also the headphone, even though I'm not using headphones.

January 28th, 2009, 06:50 PM
According to manpage the h is for help the -D <device identification>
What's the w ?



David Valentine
January 29th, 2009, 08:03 AM
According to manpage the h is for help the -D <device identification>
What's the w ?It's actually not "h" and "w", but "hw", which is required by the "D" option. I don't know what "hw" means or what other hardware options there are.