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Thread: Sound Driver Reinstall Error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Question Sound Driver Reinstall Error

    So a few days ago my sound stopped working all together on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, and since then I did some tinkering with the drivers to try and get it going again.
    I attempted to install pulse audio to avail, and also tried installing alsa-driver-linuxant-
    To upgrade my asa drivers.
    None of this seems to be working, so I am now attempting to refresh/reinstall the sound drivers completely.
    I issued this command in terminal:

    sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2.

    The problem was that it could not find packages under my username.
    So I then tried this:
    sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
    sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
    With these results:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    paprefs pavucontrol pulseaudio-module-zeroconf padevchooser paman
    libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 pavumeter libglademm-2.4-1c2a
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    Suggested packages:
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    alsa-base alsa-utils linux-sound-base
    0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/1345kB of archives.
    After this operation, 2605kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Selecting previously deselected package linux-sound-base.
    (Reading database ... 181126 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking linux-sound-base (from .../linux-sound-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package alsa-base.
    Unpacking alsa-base (from .../alsa-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package alsa-utils.
    Unpacking alsa-utils (from .../alsa-utils_1.0.18-1ubuntu11_i386.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up linux-sound-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ...

    Setting up alsa-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ...

    Setting up alsa-utils (1.0.18-1ubuntu11) ...

    But still, I have no audio. Can anyone tell me how do just clear my system and start over or what I am doing wrong? I'm not getting sound or mic from anything.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Re: Sound Driver Reinstall Error

    After that I actually issued this command:
    sudo apt-get install gdm ubuntu-desktop

    Which removed my esound driver, then rebooted, and it seems to be working...
    But I still need help getting my microphone working again now.


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