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Re: No sound in Thinkpad Z61M after configuring ALSA



On Saturday 03 February 2007 04:32, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 02 Feb 2007, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 16:45:39 +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > On 02 Feb 2007, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 13:58:42 +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > > > My Thinkpad Z61M has no sound (apart from beep).
> > > > >
[...]
> >
> > I remember a while ago somebody had problems with sound and it turned
> > out that they had to mute the headphones output before they would get
> > anything on the normal speaker output. I do not recall anymore if that
> > was in fact related to an Intel card or not, but it is a quick thing to
> > try.
[...]
>
> I'm even thinking of giving up in despair and trying Ubuntu!
>
Hi Anthony,

Before you do that - and not to say that Nigel's answer isn't correct - I 
suggest you try Florian's suggestion quoted above: I was the someone who had 
that problem and the fix was simple: run alsamixer and mute the headphone 
channel. 

 (This is rather confusing but it means the headphone channel still works when 
plugged into, and otherwise the speakers are on. For some reason it was 
unmuted by default, which switches off the speakers.)

This was an Intel 82801DB-ICH4, so it may not apply, but worth a quick try. 

Regards,

John



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