"No Sound" after installing Ubuntu 8.04 on inspiron 1420

Tom & Karen Pino metalsmith at rangeweb.net
Wed Dec 10 09:28:36 CST 2008

If you installed Ubuntu from a Live CD, Ubuntu does not support any 
"non-free" software.  You will need to enable all repositories and 
download the "alsa" stuff for the sound support you need.

You should have system sounds, at least, right now.  If not you should 
right click on you "volume" aplet (looks like a speaker) and "open 
volume controls" and "switchs" and see where they are set.  Could be a 
problem there.

<http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Hardy>  is a great link for setting 
up repositories and your system in general if it was not preinstalled.

Prakash Pujari wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently brought Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista pre-installed 
> in it. Now I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on it. It's working fine with no 
> problem except the sound.
> Does Ubuntu 8.04 has all dell audio drivers? or those needs to be 
> installed seperately?  I'm running kernel 2.6.24-19. What should I do?
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