After much struggle (i mean like a couple of weeks), I finally got my sound to work on ALSA. This is my First tutorial so take it easy. I'll try to get to all of the points.
First thing you need to do is to get the newest version of the ALSA drivers. Save this to your Desktop:
Extract the file
(paste is Ctrl+Shift+V)
tar -xvf ~/Desktop/alsa-driver-1.0.18a.tar.bz2
Make sure you have multiverse repositories enabled
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Install this little tool called verb to get your sound working:
sudo make install
like before, extract and this time copy the contents of folder to a folder in your home directory like ".verb"
Thats it! Now to check if it worked:
mkdir ~/.verb && mv -rf * ~/.verb
sudo ./hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x15 SET_EAPD_BTLENABLE 2
Right click on the volume control at the top and select "Open Volume Control"
Device: HDA Intel (ALSA mixer)
Make sure the following settings are Unmuted and at max volume (if you don't see them, click on preferences and highlight the checkbox next to the device):
PCM , Front, Surround
Go to switches and make sure the Headphone is CHECKED
this turns on the bass
Now turn the Master up to about 85%, no more. Trust me it gets LOUD!
Play something, if you here sound CONGRATS! if not, try unmuting everything.
To be able to have this on startup, just go back to your terminal and:
Paste the following:
cd ~/.verb && gedit
Save this as sound.sh
sudo /home/strid3r/Desktop/ALSA/hda-verb-0.3/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x15 SET_EAPD_BTLENABLE 2
Go to System>Preferences>Sessions
Name: Sound On
Command: sudo bash ~/.verb/sound.sh
Click +Add to save it to your startup
*Notes/Tips about this configuration:
For some weird reason, the headphone switch corresponds to the TUBA bass speaker.
"Front" controls the main speakers.
and "Surround" Controls the Headphone/SPDIF jack.
If you want sound output, just mute "Front" and turn up "Surround"
What I did was, I added an extra volume control on my main panel. I made one of them for Front and the other for Surround.
Just right click on the volume control and click on Preferences.
IF IT DOESN'T WORK
1) Unmute EVERYTHING
2) I'm not sure if you need the newest ALSA firmware, but I installed it so, you can if you choose. If it didn't work for you, then try installing firmware.
Firmware is here:
If you get this to work or it doesn't work, please leave feedback on how you fixed it (hopefully).