Thursday, October 21, 2010

Realtek ALC888 sound issues in Ubuntu 10.10

I own a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 3655 laptop computer which has Realtek ALC 888 audio mixer. Everything was working fine until one on 10/10/10 at 10:10 GMT I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it in 10 minutes 10 seconds on my notebook. I encountered an strange issue. I couldn't hear any sound from the notebook's built in speakers, but when I plugged in earphones into the stereo jack, the sound worked perfectly in the earphones. I never had this kind of issue when I was using Ubuntu 10.04. I searched through Ubuntu Forums but none of the tricks worked. I ran the command ubuntu-bug audio and reported the bug to launchpad. While browsing the bugs with the same sound card on launchpad I came across a comment that advised me to edit the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file and append two lines given below, to it.
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=auto
I did the same by running sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf in a terminal and adding those two lines at the end of the file and saving it.
As soon as I restarted the computer, I heard the Ubuntu Login sound that pops on the login screen!!! So if you have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si3655 or any other notebook that uses Realtek ALC888, just follow the step above and get your internal speakers working.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I built a PC for my kids with new hardware, and it had this bug. I thought I had a bad motherboard at first. I looked all over for a fix on Launchpad, but I didn't come across this one there.

Thanks again!

prab97 said...

Hi, you are most welcome. Hope, your machine is playing sounds perfectly. :-)

thelearner said...

It Works..

Thanks A lot...

After 2 days fighting with this thing.

Greeting from Indonesia


prab97 said...

You are most welcome :-)

Hans said...

Man, you are a real angel, now everything works... thank you!

watcher said...

More than a year later, and your post is still a big help to me...doing my first build for a simple Ubuntu PC and was surprised when the audio did not work. Your post helped me fix quickly. Big thanks to you!

Pete said...

After more than a year (and 3 releases) desperately searching this solution i found your post. Sir, you made my day. With deepest respect - Thank You!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this too. For more than 3 years and i have that problem with Debian Wheezy amd64. Thanks

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