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Sound on Laptop

Postby genu on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:34 pm

I need help getting my sound to work on the laptop. In the sound control panel everythign is set to "Autodetect", and when clicking "test" I don't hear anything. Please help me fix this, I don't know how to diagnose the problem. I'll provide any information that is needed...
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby genu on Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:28 am

Anybody?
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby rivenought on Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:39 am

First off, welcome to the forum!

Have you right-clicked on the speaker icon, opened the volume control, and then verified that all the sliders are set properly? This is the first step I usually do when setting up a new system.
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby Guest on Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:52 am

Yes I did...I even when to the sound seeints properties, and clicked test and I didn't hear anytghin. All the settings were set to autodetect. I tried changin the settings but still with no luck.
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby rivenought on Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:10 pm

I am going to assume you are using Mint 5 GNOME, but if you are using something different, you need to adjust your searches accordingly.

Well, the next step would probably be to determine what soundcard/hardware you have. Depending on the card, there may be some special settings necessary. Most often, I Google the card and add Ubuntu to the search. That usually provides some tips and tricks from others who have the same hardware/problem/solution.
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby genu on Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:22 pm

well, I found this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=753679&highlight=m51&page=3, which is the same laptop I have, but that solution that he provides there is not working for me. Perhaps I did it wrong...since I don't know too much about liux
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby rivenought on Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:09 pm

Just a question, but did you test the sound with the Live CD before installation? If the sound worked with the Live CD, then there must be a package update that broke your sound. If you have your Live CD handy, would you boot into it and test out your sound just to verify and make sure. It only takes a few minutes, but might help target wherein the problem might be.

Also, some people update via Synaptic. This method can break audio or video, as well as update to a new kernel. Updating via Synaptic might be something to reconsider. The regular and suggested method of updating Mint is via the mintUpdate application, and sticking closely to the Level 1 and 2 packages. It is possible that a Level 3, or if you have them enabled, a Level 4 or 5 package may be causing this problem.

I am just tossing out some ideas that might be an easy fix. If it gets more in-depth, you may have to wait for one of the more advanced users to make some comments.
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Re: Sound on Laptop

Postby Guest on Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:47 pm

The sound didn't work with the live cd, And after i installed it, the first thing I did was check the sound before I did any updates.....
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