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August 14th, 2015, 02:27 AM
I can not get sound to work on my Thinkpad x60 laptop. I added some lines to a couple files (below), disabled at the suggestion of forum posts the machines modem (from Bios) and finally gave up a while (though not before skimming a 3 page document on make files to (maybe, I feel like) get it working. I'm at a loss.

I've been searching now forever and the most I've been able to find is a page that says it should work out the box for my model ( http://www.linlap.com/ibm-lenovo_thinkpad_x60 ).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't know..

The lines I added were

options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad

to alsa-base.conf


cp /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_all_mask /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_mask

to /etc/rc.local script.

August 14th, 2015, 02:33 AM
Open a terminal and post the output of:

aplay -l

Sound should work out of the box. Sometimes the audio jack gets damaged and that will kill sound for both the headset and the speakers. Try jiggling a headset connector and see if any sound comes out.

Have you owned this computer since it was new? If not, then there is a good chance that the sound chip is burned out.

Does this machine dual-boot in Windows? If so, does the sound work in Windows?

August 14th, 2015, 11:33 PM

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD1981 Analog [AD1981 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

August 15th, 2015, 01:32 AM
What is the output of:

lsmod | grep snd

It might look similar to:

tgalati4@Mint17 ~ $ lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_codec_realtek 61438 1
snd_hda_intel 52355 3
snd_hda_codec 192906 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 102099 2 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 30144 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61560 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 29482 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 69238 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm, snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,sn d_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
soundcore 12680 1 snd



Set the Master, Headphone, Speaker, PCM to 100%. Then play something.

August 15th, 2015, 11:18 PM
hi. sorry, i didn't realize i skipped over part of your response from before: i jiggled the headphone jack, still no sound. i was unable to get sound working in windows either, though it was windows 7; the machine came with windows xp.

this is the printout of the last command you gave (also, i did put all the alsa volume levels to max):

snd_hda_codec_analog 16384 1
snd_hda_codec_generic 65536 1 snd_hda_codec_analog
snd_hda_intel 32768 3
snd_hda_controller 32768 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec 122880 4 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_contro ller,snd_hda_codec_analog
snd_hwdep 16384 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 94208 3 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_seq_midi 16384 0
snd_seq_midi_event 16384 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 28672 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57344 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 16384 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 28672 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 69632 17 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,sn d_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,th inkpad_acpi,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_analog
soundcore 16384 2 snd,snd_hda_codec

August 16th, 2015, 12:02 AM
Have you owned the machine since it was new? Did sound ever work? Did you ever personally hear any sounds come out of this laptop? I still think you have a bad sound chip. The output stage is probably burned out, but the chip is still recognized and the correct linux modules are being loaded. The fact that Windows 7 can't play any sound is instructive. You can probably find Lenovo drivers for Windows on their website, although Win7 comes with most drivers for older, generic hardware. Intel HDA sound is a pretty standard architecture that has been around for several years.

August 16th, 2015, 12:39 AM
Thanks for your help. That stinks.. I really don't want to install XP just to test the sound. Btw, there aren't win7 drivers for this model on the Lenovo site, though you're probably right- why wouldn't there be some kind of basic driver file for the chip?

Is there any other troubleshooting step I could take before installing XP? I need the machine and just spent all this money and time putting in a SSD and Lubuntu.