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Mint Sound Woes

Postby J-aspire » Sun May 31, 2009 6:53 am


First I may as well introduce myself. I'm Jack, been using Mint (Felicia 6) for a good few months now, both on my main laptop and Netbook. For some reason I can't get any sound and never have been able to on this laptop (Acer Aspire 6920). I originally had windows vista pre-installed, till I did a Linux install one night whilst very tired and accidentally wrote over it (everything's backed up so it didn't matter), and even when I dual-booted Vista and Mint, I still got no sound. I never have with any distro (I've tried a good 30 by now, from Mandravia to Dreamlinux) and every time I've got nothing... I've re-installed alsa-utils and run the command "alsamixer -c0" turning everything up full and the like and finally figured it must be my sound-card drivers. So I downloaded the brand of audio driver that was originally installed, but for linux, and extracted them. I have NO idea how to go about running them and from what I've read it looks quite a lengthly and complicated process. I was wondering if anyone is able to shed any light. I also have queries about setting XP to run properly in Virtualbox (non-free) but that's for another time and a different thread. Right now I'd like some sound xD

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Mint Sound Woes

Postby Husse » Sun May 31, 2009 3:15 pm

You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (to avoid misunderstanding - the first character is a minor L and you copy by marking with the mouse and then right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
This is a standard answer so it may not be fully applicable to your situation
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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