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November 4th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Howdy all,

First, let me say I'm a complete beginner to both kubuntu and even linux. I'm generally good with computers, but a lot is very unfamiliar to me, so bare with me. :)

I'm running into sound isues. I get the feeling I'm not the first to experience issues with my card, based on the searching I've done, but it sounds like others have theirs working... I just can't seem to join the club!
Here are the values I have from what looks like the standard questions asked:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0707
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at 54300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

From there, I'm stuck. I tried a very complicated solution found here:

I took that to the point of just before the phrase "Manually Specify Module Parameters", after the reboot. I ran dmesg... and didn't see the string snd_... but I'll be honest, there was a lot, I could have missed it.

After that point, I was able to get the codec, which I'll list below, but was stuck trying to find the ALSA configurations.
Codec: SigmaTel STAC9220D/9223D A2

This is the most I can provide, beyond this point, I'm frankly a little lost. All I want is to have sound so I can listen to music/watch dvd's through kubuntu. I'm trying to transition myself off Windows, and I thought that would be a good way to start and become familiar with the system... but so far it's been a little frustrating.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. :)


November 4th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Alright... I don't know if I fixed it from going through that long tutorial and the other odds and ends I did, but I just discovered that the sound is dependent on 3 different slider bars (for some reason)... so after cranking them all up, I can hear. :)

Thanks anyway!

November 27th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Thanks! This was the case with me as well. I had all the driver installed correctly, and it just came down to cranking up the side, PCM, and Master levels in alsamixer.