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.

8 comments:

dr-jameskay 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

Jonathan

Prab said...

You are most welcome :-)

winterpene 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