Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sound, XPS m1330 and Ubuntu 8.04

In this previous post, I mentioned that everything was working correctly after upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04.  Unfortunately, after I wrote that post my audio stopped working. 

I went through several steps to get audio back, including building and installing the latest version of alsa.

I found that if I put the following line in my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base file, everthing works

options snd-hda-intel model=dell-3stack


  1. Hi Paul,
    I did a clean install of Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit on an XPS M1330 with 2gb ram and a nvidia video card.
    The audio is not working on mine. I added the line you suggested:
    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-3stack
    at the file of the file (/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base) and re-started.
    Should I have deleted or modified anything else in that file?

  2. That was all that I needed to do to get sound work. But, I did an upgrade from 7.10 and not a clean install. I am not sure what the difference would be.

  3. Worked Great!! Remember people you need to adjust the PCM and FRONT audio settings after you apply this fix. and voila loud sound!!


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