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Okay so i installed ubuntu no problem however i have no sound. I have realtek hd audio for sound. I went to their site to download drivers but i dont know how to install them. HOwever i think there are drivers installed already. Do i have to do something to enable sound that im missing. Thanks in advnace.
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Is there an icon on the top right that looks like a speaker? If so click it and make sure ubuntu is using the realtek chipset and not another one. Also make sure you've downloaded all updates. Go to "system-administration-software resources" and make sure all of them are checked. that should install updates. Also, sometimes my sound doesn't work and logging out and logging back in solve it.
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ill let it do all the updates and see what happens then ill let you guys know
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Code:
sudo lshw -C sound
See if Ubuntu is detecting your sound card. You can also do a:

Code:
sudo asoundconf list
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it only lists intel when i run sudo asoundconf list. can somone help me to install the drivers for the realtek hd onboard.
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
it only lists intel when i run sudo asoundconf list. can somone help me to install the drivers for the realtek hd onboard.
That's the sound chip (you don't have anything else in there right?). Just for kicks, tell Ubuntu to just use that chip:

Code:
sudo asoundconf set-default-card intel
Reboot and see if anything changes. If not, run alsamixer from a terminal. The chip it lists should be the intel, so just check the volume levels. You should also check your volume properties (right click on the volume icon in your panel) and make sure it's using the right device (and it's using the ALSA mixer).
Another thing to check is the Multimedia Systems Selector. This is not enabled by default on the GNOME menu, so you have to open the menu editor and enable it (it's in the System>Preferences menu). This configuration tool lets you set additional sound options; make sure everything here is using ALSA. Also check the Volume control settings (in System>Preferences); make sure everything here is using ALSA as well, and that the mixer device is set to your sound chip.
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post #7 of 18
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still no go any other ideas. Why do i always have problems with linux lol
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post #8 of 18
You shouldn't need extra drivers for your sound. Try looking in here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
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post #9 of 18
My realtek works just fine, so I'm not sure why you're having problems.
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i dont know what is going on so i figure perhaps it was just a bugged install and i will try installing it again thanks for you help guys ill keep you updated.
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