Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit in my Sony VAIO machine and I figure out that speakers are totally disabled. At first I thought that the volume was to low, but that wasn't the case.

I even update and upgrade, but the problem remains.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Executing the command lspci, I get the following output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0104 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0126 (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e3a (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e10 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e12 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e14 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e59 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 1e22 (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0032 (rev 01)
02:00.0 Class ff00: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5209 (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)
  • I'm looking here: forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82294 can you do as suggested in this comment there? forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82294#p445024 – yinon Feb 16 '13 at 22:01
  • give the new output of the Audio thing (: I'm still reading (: – yinon Feb 16 '13 at 22:01
  • Thank Eliah! It's much more better ^^ . And "user" [Your name for this moments (: ], as I saw in the second page, and in the other thread: forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=90526 , updating the kernel solved it. But, I don't know how to guide you. Does anyone can help him updating the kernel? And, "user", I can't tell what the messege you got "Synaptics hardware cannot be queried" means. – yinon Feb 16 '13 at 22:07
  • Sorry for using the Answer button, it was not possible to fit it in comments. Ok yinon, I'll post the thread. The output for lspci | Audio is 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04) – vag Feb 16 '13 at 22:17
  • Well, I see no change or more infirmation, did you used this: forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82294#p445024 "1e20 is the supposed device id of your sound card. The fact that your seeing it means your pci id lookup table is a bit dated (stable...). Running $ sudo update-pciids should pull the latest pci ids, and your lspci output should be a bit more descriptive.". You may need to update the kernel, Edit your title and ask to update the kernel, or open another Question and post it's link here. – yinon Feb 16 '13 at 22:21

Your lscpi output is a little weird. Run the following in the terminal:

sudo update-pciids

Once it's done, check out this guide. Read and go through the steps 5, 6, and 7. If the problem persists go through the "Manual Installation" section.

  • Sometimes miracles happen!! Well, my ubuntu's 10.04 speakers finally work. I didn't do anything about it. I just open my pc and I surprised to hear ( and finally know ) the sound of log in on ubuntu. Though, it was a matter of time to decide installing 12.04. The environment is much cooler!! Anyway, I appreciate all your effort!! – vag Feb 28 '13 at 0:09

Go to the volume Icon, and from there to the setting-window ["Audio settings"?]. change there the Device you want to use. you should have a list to choose [click and choose]. It may be called "Port" [I'm using xfce and Have Hebrew [עברית ^^ ], that why I'm not sure how things called (: ].

Did that help? Try to log-out and in.

  • Thank you for answering. The problem though, is that in the Device there is no device to select. Strange. – vag Feb 16 '13 at 21:26
  • Great, I'm not expert, but we have a direction that the speakers are not detected by the system [Am i Right?] Please run "lspci" in the terminal (without ""), and post the output here. linux friends, I'll need help helping here, Please stay and give some advices and solutions (: – yinon Feb 16 '13 at 21:33
  • That's right, they do not detected. In addition, I want to mention here that during log in I have a message on the black screen mentioning that "Synaptics hardware cannot be queried". – vag Feb 16 '13 at 21:48

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