Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ubuntu audio issues

If you faced problems with the audio on your just installed Ubuntu, this is the simplest and quickest fix that I can find online.

With all due credit to those who found the solution first, here it is

1. Edit the Alsa config file

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

2. Add at the end of the file the following line

options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad

3. Restart the sound card

sudo /sbin/alsa force-reload

4. If your issue is still not solved, try changing the value for Step 2 to to something else other than 'thinkpad'. Refer to the list below.

laptopBasic Laptop config (default)
hp-laptopHP laptops, e g G60
asusAsus K52JU, Lenovo G560
dell-laptopDell laptops
dell-vostroDell Vostro
olpc-xo-1_5OLPC XO 1.5
ideapadLenovo IdeaPad U150
thinkpadLenovo Thinkpad