Ubuntu Linux sound issue?

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux and have a duel boot with my Windows XP. I had never used Linux before and fell in LOVE. I would make a complete transition, but unfortunately, my sound card will not work. I have run my Live CD on other machines and (wouldn’t you know it) the only computer that the sound won’t work on is my Sony Vaio. I consider myself a very computer savvy person, but I am all new to Linux. So please keep the instructions “idiot-friendly”. My sound card is a Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (Alas Mixer). I have a Sony Vaio PCG-4C1L. Oh, just so everyone is aware, I have tried ajusting advanced volume control and all of the articles on the Ubuntu homepage using the search key “no sound sony vaio”.
I am running version 8.04. Also, my system is a laptop (speakers are built in)

5 Responses to Ubuntu Linux sound issue?

  1. Try enabling OSS, Alsa sound properties.

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  2. Rajinder Sandhu

    ubuntu which version your are talking of
    is it 7.04 or 7.10 or 8.04
    then this question could be put up to launchpad, ubuntu community will certainly help you or it can be a bug as far as I know i never had a problem regarding sound or video
    just see that it is not muted or use audacious music player in ubuntu or re install your sound card driver for linux if at all they have one
    that should sove ur problem

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  3. Might just be a bug with the distro of Ubuntu, try Mandriva instead. That card should work with ALSA driver just a few mixer problems. The other thing would be to try plug your speakers into another jack, sometimes they get the Jacks screwed up on surround sound sound cards.

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  4. ponderousdog

    probably the sound module for ur sound card is doesnt get loaded into memory.

    post your Q on http://www.ubuntuforums.org , or search the forums for similar posts , u will get the necessary help.

    good luck

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  5. Linux Ubuntu geek

    Here is the Ubuntu Sound Problems link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSoundProblems

    LUg.

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