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I recently (3 days ago) installed ubuntu 11.10 and have spent the entire time looking for ways to activate the sound. I am completely new to ubuntu/linux and would love some help on this. I am running an hp pavilion dv6.

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My dv7 has intel onboard audio which in days past was famous for the installs muted problem. – RobotHumans Jan 29 '12 at 4:59

I have the same computer as you. I even had the same problem with the audio playing out of the headphones and the speakers! I looked everywhere for a fix and kept coming up short in my search for an actual solution. I finally found it. Short answer if you have an HP Pavilion dv6-2155dx all you have to do is this.

  1. In terminal type or paste:

    gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
  2. Add this line to the very bottom of the alsa-base.conf file:

    options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5
  3. Save and restart computer.

Enjoy beautiful sound and Ubuntu!

All thanks to a post on this website.

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first try looking in system settings to see if the volume is set to mute! if it is not then keep reading :-)

This link is specific to your problem and aslo this though the first link which is useful the problem was soleved by a fresh install! though the second succeeded with some work! and welcome to the Ubuntu club :-)

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