View Full Version : [ubuntu] No sound. Realtek drivers.

September 19th, 2009, 06:48 PM
First of, I'm really really new to linux.

So I installed ubuntu today and noticed there's no sound. I went to realtek's website to get the drivers but I don't know how to install them. Kindly help please. Remember I'm really new to this.

September 19th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Those drivers are hopefully in your Linux kernel.

With the alsaconf program (it's part of ALSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture)) you have the possibility to choose which sound device to use and with alsamixer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsamixer)gui you can check the volume meters to see that everything is set up high.

You also have the possibility to load the proper kernel module with either insmod or modprobe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modprobe).

September 19th, 2009, 07:18 PM
how do i check my alsa conf?

September 19th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Just type: sudo alsaconf from a text console somewhere.

If the system don't find the command then it's not installed. There are other ways of doing this. I'm sorry I don't have Ubuntu installed over here (only Debian) so it get's a little difficult as usual, but you can start by exploring the menu system and look for something called: hardware drivers.