No Sound on Asus Eee PC / Ubuntu 10.04 Update

Further to my recent post where I explained that I wasn’t getting any sound following an upgrade of Ubuntu to Lucid Lynx (10.04) and my EeePC’s BIOS (which, incidentally, seems to have fixed the WiFi problems I was having with a particular Belkin router specific to Linux), I just wanted to post up some extra facts I’d discovered.

I should also point out that I added my user to the “sound group” as described in the Ubuntu Sound Troubleshooting Guide, however I’m not convinced this was relevant.

Anyway, further use has led me to conclude that:

  • The login splash-screen sound is audible. There is no sound after I login at first. If I log out and login again, the sound is fine.
  • Only the internal sound is affected. If the netbook is plugged into speakers, sound is fine.
  • As stated previously, the sound issue only appears on Ubuntu, not on Windows.
  • Asus don’t give a shit.

How annoying is that?!

Author: nerd.

An experienced IT professional, I used to run a number of small websites and spend a lot of time tinkering with my sites or my PC - back when I had free time.

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