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btwong10
March 27th, 2009, 01:36 AM
I recently upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 and have since lost my sound.

I new it had something to do with my ALSA drivers, so i followed this guide to help me upgrade my drivers:

http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/2009/02/10/acer-aspire-6920-no-sound-on-ubuntu-810-upgrade-of-alsa/

*note: my laptop is a Asus m51sn, but i followed these instructions before for the 8.04 setup, and it worked perfectly.

Anyway, once i followed all these steps, i checked my driver versions using:

cat /proc/asound/version
and what was returned was:

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.16.
Compiled on Jun 18 2008 for kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (SMP).

why are my driver still an old version???

i then did a:

aptitude search linux-headers
and the return was:

v linux-headers -
v linux-headers-2.6 -
i A linux-headers-2.6.27-11 - Header files related to Linux kernel version 2.6.27
i A linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
p linux-headers-2.6.27-11-server - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
p linux-headers-2.6.27-3-rt - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on Ingo Molnar's full rea
p linux-headers-2.6.27-7 - Header files related to Linux kernel version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
p linux-headers-2.6.27-7-server - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
p linux-headers-2.6.27-9 - Header files related to Linux kernel version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-2.6.27-9-generic - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
p linux-headers-2.6.27-9-server - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.27 on x86/x86_64
i linux-headers-generic - Generic Linux kernel headers
v linux-headers-lbm -
v linux-headers-lbm-2.6 -
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-11-generic - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-11-server - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-7-generic - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-7-server - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-9-generic - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-lbm-2.6.27-9-server - Header files related to linux-backports-modules version 2.6.27
p linux-headers-rt - Rt Linux kernel headers
p linux-headers-server - Linux kernel headers on Server Equipment.
p linux-headers-virtual - Linux kernel headers for virtual machines

this all looks like a new kernal to me, but for the life of me my sound wont work. I have even changed all the sound settings to use ALSA, but nothing happens.

What else is strange is that i start up amarok, the music plays no problems, but just no sound.

can someone please help me.

thanks in advance

PhoenixP3K
March 30th, 2009, 07:48 PM
I don't think the loss of sound was caused by your upgrade to 8.10
I have an Asus Aspire 5610 and I've been using 8.10 with it, sound was working fine until kernel 2.6.27-11 came in. To have sound back. I had to rollback to kernel 2.6.27-9

PhoenixP3K
March 30th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Sorry to double post. But this other post I made might be the solution you need. Check what sound card you have with "aplay -l"

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6984016#post6984016

btwong10
April 4th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Sorry to double post. But this other post I made might be the solution you need. Check what sound card you have with "aplay -l"

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6984016#post6984016

i have the following:


card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC861VD Analog [ALC861VD Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

i think i need tor esearch more on this. its killing me!!

i am that close to re-installing everything.