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While fiddling around with some video drivers, I reslised I had lost all sound, including system beeps. It only beeps at the boot screen. It was all working fine, before. ...
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    Question No Sound, No More


    While fiddling around with some video drivers, I reslised I had lost all sound, including system beeps. It only beeps at the boot screen. It was all working fine, before. I don't think I changed any sound settings or drivers.

    I was using onbard sound. Is there anything I can do to get it back, other than buying a graphics card?

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    Open a terminal and type:
    alsasmixer
    See if the first 2 channels on the left are low and raise them.

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    Is there anything else I need to type. I also have no sound for no apparent reason and I'd like to check this out.

    When I type alsasmixer, I get a "command not found" error

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    similar situation, same result

    After having sound for a few weeks, suddenly all is very faint.
    Opened terminal and typed alsasmixer. Returned "command not found".
    An odd variation is that moving my USB mouse around creates a faint scratching sound heard through the speakers.

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    What sound card do you have? Post the content of lscpi, it'll probably be quite long so make sure to enclose it in [ code ] tags.

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    try to type in sudo alsamixer in terminal
    it works i tried it

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    I got alsamixer to worked, turned up all the levels but still no sound.

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    Hello again, Bigtomrodney

    I was thinking it wasn't a good idea to horn in on another man's thread, so I began a similar one, myself. But since I am here at the moment and no one else has responded to your instruction, allow me to add that I did do as you instructed and got this:
    fastbullet@The:~$ lscpi
    bash: lscpi: command not found
    fastbullet@The:~$ sudo lscpi
    sudo: lscpi: command not found
    fastbullet@The:~$

    Bigtomrodney, if you feel it is more appropriate for me to get out of this man's thread and go to my own, I understand and will do so.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by 1fastbullet; 07-18-2008 at 12:25 AM. Reason: another typo

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    It's a TYPO: should be 'lspci' not lscpi. Do as root.
    I'd suggest you check everything is plugged in correctly, not loose connections.

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    Sorry for the slow replies. My wifi ain't working, either, so I have to keep lugging my PC downstairs to use the internet, which isn't always convinient.

    Anyway...
    kostasan: I've turned everything up in the alsa mixer, but it hasn't made a difference.

    bigtomrodney: lspci returned:
    Code:
    # sudo lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 Northbridge only dual slot PCI-e_GFX and HT3 K8 part
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port A)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
    00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Geforce 9600 GT 512mb (rev a1)
    02:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6121 SATA II Controller (rev b1)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    04:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6121 SATA II Controller (rev b2)
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    06:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 70)
    Don't know if that's any use.

    1fastbullet: No worries - the more the merrier.

    yancek: Thanks for your input. I was a bit unsure about that.

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