manosagn wrote:Hello there!
I've virtually tried anything that I have found on the web. My laptop does not play any sound. It used to play a sound at login and that was it, but after messing around it is gone too.
It's a Lenovo R61.
lspci (among others) returns:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Linux (*******) 3.2.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:16:45 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Remember last message when I said I was going to install sound on my Lenovo Thinkpad R61?
Well, I'm back.
Sound is already installed and ready to go. I enabled system sounds, listened to some beeps, and then watched a YouTube video, something about Gangnam Style.
I didn't do a blessed thing.
My system runs Linux Mint Maya Mate, 64-bit, same as yours I believe? You didn't say which desktop.
There is nothing to do, nothing to configure, sound works out of the box just like everything else on these adorable, lovely Thinkpads, which are so very Linux-friendly.
As for your R61 with no sound, there are three possibilities, in increasing order of probability:
1. you've set a Mute or lowered volume to zip somewhere in the settings. I realize this is unlikely, because you've been working on the problem for a while and seem to know what you are doing. However, I'm just saying this for the record, you can right-click on the speaker icon at the bottom-right of the screen and check your preferences just to be sure you haven't selected Mute or turned the volume down to zero or something obvious like that.
2. you've fiddled around with the default configuration and broken something. If so, your guess is as good as mine, but reinstalling will fix things in that case. If sound works in Windows, but not Linux, then #2 is the answer. You might browse /etc/alsa and examine that configuration file. Other than that, I don't really know. I'm a Linux novice.
3. your laptop's sound is defective. Maybe somebody spilled coffee in the speakers. It happens when people are working late night shifts, they get careless, don't be too hard on them. If sound is a very big deal for you, then I'd just buy another one without a second thought, as they run around $130 on ebay, and you could easily find someone willing to buy yours who doesn't care about sound, thus offsetting your cost. Be sure to disclose the sound issue if you do sell, and discount the price by about $20 to compensate for no sound.