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I just got my CF 51 here and I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 on it. Though it seems like the system knows what audio devices are in there (lspci shows them), I dont have any sound.

lspci:

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)

Whatever, when Im trying to connect a headphone jack, I hear sound, but its very, very quiet.

I have no idea what I could do to have it working. Any clues, maybe?

More Information:

[root@toughbook-CF-51LCRDLBG:/home/toughbook]# hwinfo --sound          
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 18030: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
18: PCI 1e.2: 0401 Multimedia audio controller                  
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: r0Vg.+HPOZCxSu0C
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.2
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1e.2
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x266e "82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x10f7 "Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd."
  SubDevice: pci 0x8346 
  Revision: 0x04
  Driver: "oss_ich"
  Driver Modules: "oss_ich"
  I/O Ports: 0x1c00-0x1cff (rw)
  I/O Ports: 0x18c0-0x18ff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xb0040800-0xb00409ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xb0040400-0xb00404ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d0000266Esv000010F7sd00008346bc04sc01i00"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

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You need the 'loose' (extracted) drivers for "SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC" for Windows XP Sp2 - use ndiswrapper (or whatever the equivalent is in Ubuntu) to install them... I'm pretty sure Dell, IBM and a few other brands besides Panasonic use those same exact Sigmatel drivers for several of their laptops - Dell's usually got self-extracting drivers for everything, so try theirs to extract the 'loose' ones. It's hell trying to find them on the Panasonic website, although I finally found them there awhile back for Windows 7 Ultimate. Apparently, Windows and Linux both have an issue recognizing that sound chip correctly, so they both install a generic driver for a different audio chip altogether. Also - at least in Win7 - there's something called "Infineon Trusted Platform Module" that isn't recognized at ALL; not sure about Linux, but if so, the drivers for that thingie are all over the web. Hope this helps you out in some small way :-)

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Yep, now I see you posted that Ubuntu 12.10 identifies the audio chip as ""Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller"... that's wrong, it's the Sigmatel one I posted above. Win7 had it listed as STAC '97 something or other lol. –  WebShack May 13 at 16:10
    
Put that into your answer. –  guntbert May 13 at 16:31

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