View Full Version : [ubuntu_studio] Audiophile 2496 - Card shows up - but no sound - Please help!

August 28th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Hello Gentlemen,

I have been reading through the threads and trying to help myself for the last couple of days, I built a machine for video playback for my church and I put a Audiophile 2496 sound card into it.

I installed Ubuntu Studio and I LOVE IT! I really do not want to reinstall XP, but I will have to if this sound card wont work,

Ubuntu recognizes it so I am sure it is something small I have not done, PLEASE HELP ME!

I ran that alsa-info-script
here is the link:


please I hope someone can tell me what to do
thank you!


August 28th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Hi, your problem is down to a long standing bug with pulse audio, but it should be a quick fix. Follow post #2 in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1484371).

August 28th, 2010, 11:38 PM
I reinstalled ubuntu from scratch and followed those instructions to a T..

I cant get any sound, it sees the sound card without a problem, but If I try to play a sound file nothing comes out, also there is no speaker icon in the top toolbar

please help... im one step away from installing evil...

August 29th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Donwload Kubuntu which uses Phonon and not Pulse, run it live and see if sound works, if it does, stick to it. I use KDE Kubuntu for the very same reason. The Yamaha card I have would crackle and pop with Pulse, on KDE its pristine.