Compaq CQ61-319WM Sound Fix

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Compaq CQ61-319WM Sound Fix

Postby bluesman99 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:27 am

This is a machine purchased at Wal-Mart, and it runs Helena wonderfully.

Under Linux Mint 8 (Helena), all hardware on this machine worked out of the box EXCEPT Sound.

After reading The Ubuntu forum, I found this link

The basic notion is to alter /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf so that the sound driver is properly loaded.

Open a terminal, and copy/paste the following:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Tap enter and enter your password.

copy/paste the following lines to the end of alsa-base.conf, save and reboot.

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1

You should have glorious sound from dead silence.
Hope this helps.


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Re: Compaq CQ61-319WM Sound Fix

Postby blobsquadsteam » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:54 pm

Thank you so very much for your help. I despise windows and am fairly new to Ubuntu Linux. But, I am an instant addict. I was starting to get marks on my head from earphones:0 I would much rather donate to the REAL customer care. You guys are awesome....

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Re: Compaq CQ61-319WM Sound Fix

Postby remoulder » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:30 pm

bluesman99 wrote:options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1

To anyone reading this, please note you should NOT do this as is unless you have the same model laptop. Refer to the link in the original post for more information relating to other models and makes.
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