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How to get internal sounds working with Macbook? I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Sounds work when I use headset, but internal sounds doesn't work.

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You probably need newer sound drivers. Please see

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It's probably a quirk that you need to work out with the Mac Ubuntu guides here:

These should tell you how to identify your MacBook and then introduce you to a guide which should tell you about incompatibilities.

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That page doesn't have guide for this model. I have tried guide for the latest version, but it didn't work. – Mikaela Nov 20 '10 at 7:57
Your mac is newer than any of those? Hmm perhaps it's not supported. – Martin Owens -doctormo- Nov 20 '10 at 8:13

On many Macs the internal speakers at muted, you may to unmute them with alsamixer or gnome-alsamixer.

sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer
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I have tried that, but it didn't work. – Mikaela Nov 20 '10 at 7:56

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