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I have had a problem with my sound for a while now. Sound comes from my headphones, but not from my speakers. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq 320. I have searched around, but none of the threads have worked, some had made it worse (no sound at all, but I managed to get back to where I am now). Any help would on how to fix this would be great.

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try using these commands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get purge linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils

sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop

Reboot.

if this not help trying running this script

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Hey Gaurav, Tried the commands but no luck. he script seems to be outdated for 10.04. would it still work for 11.10 –  forrest Apr 1 '12 at 21:40
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I have the same issue on an Aspire.

What's worse I convinced someone to use Ubuntu! Egg on my face!

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

salvatore@salvatore-Aspire-7730:~$ cat /proc/asound/version Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.

salvatore@salvatore-Aspire-7730:~$ head -n 1 /proc/asound/card*/codec#* ==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 <== Codec: Realtek ALC888

==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#1 <== Codec: LSI ID 1040

==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#2 <== Codec: Intel Cantiga HDMI

salvatore@salvatore-Aspire-7730:~$ aplay -l ** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

salvatore@salvatore-Aspire-7730:~$ uname -a Linux salvatore-Aspire-7730 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux salvatore@salvatore-Aspire-7730:~$

The alsa-base.conf does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit

Tried this:

sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base

sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio

sudo apt-get install alsa-base

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

sudo alsa force-reload

Then:

sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio indicator-sound

Now audio comes out of both headphone and speaker..

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You need to edit this file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and then add a line in its end. Use the following commands:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Now add the following line at its end:

options snd-hda-intel model=generic

Now reboot your computer. It should solve your problem.

Further information:

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Hey Abishek, after sing the command, gedit didn't open, so i couldnt add the other line. Why wouldnt gedit open? –  forrest Apr 1 '12 at 21:46
    
I was able to open gedit with the command (had to take out the '&' and the end). –  forrest Apr 1 '12 at 22:24
    
But after adding the line, there was still no sound from the speakers. –  forrest Apr 1 '12 at 22:24
    
@forrest did you try the solution given in the link? It may depend on the sound card as well... the solution worked for me.. –  abhishek Apr 2 '12 at 8:17
    
YEa, no luck from the link. my soundcard is '0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: HDA Generic [HDA Generic]" so its pretty straight forward –  forrest Apr 2 '12 at 13:06
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I find that sometimes all I have to do is choose the correct output by just going to System Setting and then click on Sound on the output tab. Hope this helps.

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Tried that out to no avail, however the 'test speaker' didnt make a sound, but i had a video going on youtube that I could hear. –  forrest Apr 17 '12 at 18:41
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@pst007x,

Since yesterday I had the same problem on Trusty Tahr Development branch.
Your removing/purging and reinstalling tip, did the job for me perfectly!
A simple and easy to use solution!
+1 to you!

Cheers,
cschilder

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I had the same issue. Go to "System Settings" select "Sound" and then select "Headphones" as the option in the the "Connector" drop down menu list.

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