Not sure this fits in here..
We recently installed Linux Mint Petra on this small-form-factor dell desktop.
The weird thing is, the sound does not work on board, but works on a speaker connected to the audio out. I've checked all details I could about the alsa mixer, sound card mute check etc. All seems fine. Also looked to see if the box had any mute on/off button but there's none in sight.
Previously, when the box had Windows XP, there indeed was on-board sound, and thus there was no need to use external speakers for the audio.
Has anyone come across this issue, or is there anything else I could check. Any online search result only talks about general sound-card issues, but this is specifically a case of onboard sound not working.
Of course one could say why not just plug in speakers, but I would like to understand what the problem might be here and find a solution.
This question was seen as not relevant in the ubuntu forum when originally posted there.
$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6 Intel ICH6 with AD1981B at irq 23 $ sudo lshw *-multimedia description: Multimedia audio controller product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1e.2 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2 version: 03 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0 resources: irq:23 ioport:ec00(size=256) ioport:e8c0(size=64) memory:dfebfe00-dfebffff memory
$ lsmod | grep pcspkr pcspkr 12630 0 $ lsmod | grep snd snd_intel8x0 33069 3 snd_ac97_codec 105668 1 snd_intel8x0 ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm 89488 3 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0 snd_page_alloc 14230 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm snd_seq_midi 13132 0 snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi 25094 1 snd_seq_midi snd_seq 55383 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi snd_timer 24447 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq snd 60790 13 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi soundcore 12600 1 snd