Re: No sound in Thinkpad Z61M after configuring ALSA
On 03 Feb 2007, John O'Hagan wrote:
> 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
> (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.
Thanks to you and Nigel for suggestions.
A;samixer doesn't show any entry for headphones.
This is depressing. I'd researched things before buying this laptop and
no on reported difficulties with sound.
Anthony Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
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