View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.10 Simple sound driver issue...?

Sequoia Bird
March 1st, 2011, 08:24 PM
Inspiron 1564, Ubuntu 10.10

For a while my sound didn't work out of the built-in speakers, but it worked through the headphone jack. After trying to fix that, it seems I've managed to completely eliminate all sound... :D For a while I had the permanent mute symbol in the panel, now I have the less permanent mute symbol with three hopeful dashes and no hardware listed in sound preferences. I'm pretty sure it's missing a driver but I don't know how to get it.

Thanks, Dylan

"lshw -C sound" returns this:

*-multimedia UNCLAIMED
description: Audio device
product: RV710/730
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:cfeec000-cfeeffff
*-multimedia UNCLAIMED
description: Audio device
product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 06
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f0300000-f0303fff

March 1st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Click the Speaker button on the top panel and go to Sound Preferences. Then go to the Hardware tab and click your sound card, if the profile is not set to Output or Duplex, set it to one of them.

Go to the output tab and make sure you have the right device selected. If you don't know then try both. At this stage you also need to check that you're using the right connector. As far as I know, the default Ubuntu setup can only pout sound out of one port at a time, so you need to switch manually.

Sequoia Bird
March 1st, 2011, 09:35 PM
There is nothing listed under the hardware tab.