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Postby theevilone6620 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:45 am

Whats up everyone? Just got done installing LinuxMint and I am brand new to linux so I need some help here. Upon finishing the install, I only am getting sound out of my headphones no speakers on my laptop. Ive looked up and down the net and the material Ive found is way to complex for me to understand in order to fix this problem. Could somebody please help. Also I want to disable ipv6 as to speed up the network and net connection. I am using a HP DV4 1275mx system with a 64bit AMD processor. I dont know where to start and any help would be great.
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Re: Brand New to Linux Questions

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:52 am

Check the settings for the mixer and make sure that the levels are turned up. Just click on the speaker icon in the panel to find these settings. Most often PCM and Master need turned up.

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Re: Brand New to Linux Questions

Postby theevilone6620 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:21 am

That was the first thing I did:) Before looking around the net for hours for a solution.. I read that HP DV line is known to have this issue on linux and found some solutions to it but I have no idea how to imeplement what they are talking about.
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Re: Brand New to Linux Questions

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:38 am

Do you have a link to the information? Maybe I can help you get through the instructions. I am a copy, paste guy but usually can get the job done. :D
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Re: Brand New to Linux Questions

Postby theevilone6620 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:10 pm

This is one of the fixes I found
Fixed!

Running 8.10

I am running ALSA exclusively and ran all the updates

I used this article as a basis for the fix:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto

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edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

add at the end of the file:

options snd-hda-intel model=laptop

reboot

However when I run the above command this is what I get:

edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Warning: unknown mime-type for "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base" -- using "application/octet-stream"
Error: no write permission for file "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base"
????? any ideas
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Re: Brand New to Linux Questions

Postby theevilone6620 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:13 pm

Sorry but I should have inlcuded this in my last post. I tried following some of the instructions off the link in the previous post and this is what happens:
laptop ~ $ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: IDT 92HD71B7X
Codec: LSI ID 1040
shane@shane-laptop ~ $ /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver/ALSA-Configuration.txt.gzbash: /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver/ALSA-Configuration.txt.gz: Permission denied
shane@shane-laptop ~ $


Im brand new to this terminal thing and dont know if im doin it right. I can find some fixes like I said but they all assume you know what your doing.. Alot of em tell you to edit this file, ammend this, etc and I have no idea how to do any of the above.
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