No Sound after Kernel Upgrade

After I upgraded to the current kernel version (2.6.24-21) the sound suddenly stopped working on my Dell D830 laptop running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.

Today I tried to solve it and found the solution on this page (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04/Issues/No_Sound_After_Distribution_Or_Kernel_Upgrade). Although it speaks of kernel 2.6.24-17 it also applies to 2.6.24-21.

Here are the steps I had to do (copied from the mentioned site):

  1. Restore name of sound driver that old modem driver renamed:
    $ cd /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/hda
    $ sudo mv snd-hda-intel.ko.REPLACEDBYhsfmodem snd-hda-intel.ko
  2. Remove old sound drivers from kernel module directory:
    $ cd /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/updates
    $ sudo rm snd-hda-intel.ko
    $ sudo rm snd-hda-codec.ko
  3. Rebuild initrd:
    $ sudo depmod -a
    $ sudo update-initramfs -u
  4. Reboot
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s