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Thread: Gigabyte MB sound driver

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Gigabyte MB sound driver

    I recently acquired some odds and ends and put together a PC out of it that Im currently using to post this. Dual core Intel pent. D @ 2.8ghz, 1 gig DDR 400, 500G SATA wd and a Gigabyte GA-8I865-775 motherboard.

    Works pretty good for a general purpose PC. Im running ubuntu 10.04 LTC and I cant seem to get the sound to work. Gigabyte does not list any linux drivers for the board, and I havent been able to dig any up as of thus far. Ive installed this version of ubuntu on four different PC's recently including two different laptops and the included sound drivers always seemed to work out of the box. So partly, Im almost wondering if theres something wrong with the sound on the motherboard itself, although I certainly cant make that conclusion from what Ive got at hand.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a linux audio driver that might work on this board? Its an older board so Im really surprised the packaged drivers dont work out of the box.

    Any help is appreciated! Im new to linux. I did download sysinfo and it lists my audio controller as : Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)

    After doing a little digging around it seems others have no audio as well with this controller.

    The command aplay -l gives me the following:

    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH5]
    Subdevices: 0/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH5 - IEC958]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    Im very green to linux, as in Ive been using it for barely two weeks, always used windows before. This seems to me like it is seeing the audio card? Would you agree?? If so, Im not sure what the hang up is unless I just need a different driver. Im not sure where to go from here??

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by OZZ_; January 23rd, 2011 at 05:56 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: Gigabyte MB sound driver

    Hi, Interested in this issue as I have the same problem. Its now 2 yrs later, and a newer version of Ubuntu (12.10) , but I cant get the sound card to work.

    I cant find anywhere to look to see if I could load a new driver or search for the audio card.

    I was interested if you had found a resolution?

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007

    Re: Gigabyte MB sound driver

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Gigabyte MB sound driver

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