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September 22nd, 2009, 11:07 PM
I have been working with computers since 1984 but im new to linux.
I have a sound blaster live card but cant get any sound in 9.04. I got sound from 8.10.
i have checked the forums and others with my problem got no answers. What is the solution to my problem ?.
Please help me, i hate windows and i want to make the switch to ubuntu permanent but i am still to new and am having a hard time understanding linux. please help me fix my sound problem



September 22nd, 2009, 11:12 PM
Please post the output of the following commands:

lspci -knn

lsmod | grep snd

November 13th, 2009, 02:13 PM
I also have soundblaster live, and have had sound in ubuntu before. But now, in version 9.10, the sound was gone.

Here is my output from those commands:

lspci -knn

lspci -knn00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 [13f6:0111] (rev 10)
Kernel driver in use: C-Media PCI
Kernel modules: snd-cmipci

00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 [1102:0002] (rev 04)
Kernel driver in use: EMU10K1_Audigy
Kernel modules: snd-emu10k1

00:0a.1 Input device controller [0980]: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port [1102:7002] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: Emu10k1_gameport
Kernel modules: emu10k1-gp lsmod | grep snd

snd_emu10k1_synth 6140 0
snd_emux_synth 32860 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 5628 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 6332 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_emu10k1 135136 3 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_ac97_codec 101216 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_cmipci 33408 2
ac97_bus 1532 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75296 4 snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 4156 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_opl3_lib 10396 1 snd_cmipci
snd_hwdep 7200 3 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_opl3_lib
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_mpu401_uart 6940 1 snd_cmipci
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
snd_seq_midi 6432 0
snd_rawmidi 22208 4 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_se q_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 50224 9 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,s nd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi _event
gameport 11368 3 snd_cmipci,emu10k1_gp
snd_timer 22276 4 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6920 9 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_o pl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd _rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 59204 24 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac9 7_codec,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_p cm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_ oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7264 1 snd I looked at the output of the second command and recognised the ac97 codec belonging to the integrated sound on my motherboard.

I went to System > Preferences > Sound and, sure enough, I had two sound devices listed under hardware.

I went to input and output, and switched to the second sound device on the list, and now my sound is working again.

December 20th, 2009, 08:33 AM
ok, i recently had this problem upgrading to 9.10
Check your kernels, and make sure your using the latest one.
Do a system test, under system. and if it shows up there.
put "aplay -l" and it shows no sound card. it may be your kernels.
good luck.