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August 22nd, 2008, 07:46 PM
Hi im pretty new to linux, ive only been using it for a year or so. I have installed xubuntu on my tx2115nr laptop. I used ndiswrapper to get my wireless working but i have no audio. And i dont know the first thing involved in fixing this or changing it. ive installed alsamixergui which gives me this proc info..
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.16.
Compiled on Jun 18 2008 for kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (smp).

0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Nvidia
HDA Nvidia at 0xc3020000 irq 17

0: [ 0] : control
1: : sequencer
4: [ 0- 0]: hardware dependent
5: [ 0- 1]: hardware dependent
16: [ 0- 0]: digital audio playback
17: [ 0- 1]: digital audio playback
22: [ 0- 6]: digital audio playback
24: [ 0- 0]: digital audio capture
30: [ 0- 6]: digital audio capture
33: : timer

oss-devices: No such file or directory

G0: system timer : 4000.000us (10000000 ticks)
P0-0-0: PCM playback 0-0-0 : SLAVE
P0-0-1: PCM capture 0-0-1 : SLAVE
P0-1-0: PCM playback 0-1-0 : SLAVE
P0-6-0: PCM playback 0-6-0 : SLAVE
P0-6-1: PCM capture 0-6-1 : SLAVE

00-06: Si3054 Modem : Si3054 Modem : playback 1 : capture 1
00-01: ALC861VD Digital : ALC861VD Digital : playback 1
00-00: ALC861VD Analog : ALC861VD Analog : playback 1 : capture 1

I have this unit dual booted so i checked vista and it said:
Realtek High Definition Audio

location: Location 0 (Internal High Definition Audio Bus)

Hardware Ids





irq 16

Please help. Anything would be helpful at this stage. Thanks,

August 22nd, 2008, 07:56 PM

gksudo /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Copy and paste the line

options snd-hda-intel model=hp
at the bottom of the file. Save and reboot. If you get no joy with this, you might try

options snd-hda-intel model=hp-laptop
More info at http://http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=314383

August 22nd, 2008, 11:32 PM
The snd-hda-intel driver does not have a model that works perfect for our laptop (the tx2000 series).

Really the only way to get it perfect is to modify the source code. One way to maybe get our laptop's sound better is to ask at the alsa mailing lists or the ubuntu sound mailing lists.


August 24th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Oh man eggdeng you are the official hero of the day. Ive been working on that for months. Thanks a ton dude. the first part did it right off the bat. Where do you go to learn stuff like that? ive read a linux+ book completely through and they sure didnt teach me that.

Thanks again,