How to Fix Ubuntu Linux Sound Problems

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The sound in my Ubuntu Linux is not working.

I have a Compaq laptop.

Any ideas how to repair it?

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Best Answer by RitvikGautam
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How to Fix Ubuntu Linux Sound Problems

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Have the sound worked before? If it have, you certainly should reinstall your OS

What's the version of your Ubuntu?

The newest is 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

It has the drivers for the most of sound cards

I hope I was helpful

Corsair

 
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How to Fix Ubuntu Linux Sound Problems

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1. Have your sound worked before in any other platform like windows?

If yes,

2. Make sure the volume level in "Sound settings" is turned up and is not mute.

3. Then, we need to make sure whether or not Ubuntu is recognizing your sound card. For this, go to terminal and type

sudo aplay -l

 

The output should be something like this


**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC861VD Analog [ALC861VD Analog]

  Subdevices: 0/1

  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

If the output is like this

aplay: device_list:221: no soundcard found.

 

This means that the sound modules have not been installed correctly. In this case, you need to re-install Ubuntu.

Hope this helped in resolving your problem.

Cheers!

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