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This is a simple utility that will attempt to fix sound problems you are having with Linux. It is quite common for new laptops and desktops to encounter the issue where Linux seems like it has configured the audio properly but no sound is actually produced. This script attempts to fix this issue.
First you must ensure that your system is running the latest software updates. It is possible that these updates may fix your sound issues.
You should also install the latest version of ALSA on your system. See the guides section on this site for instructions on doing so in various Linux distributions.
The current version is 0.1. Build date is 2009-02-02.
This script is still in an early stage. If you encounter any problems with it please leave a comment below.
First you need to ensure you have exited every application which uses audio. If during execution you see Module snd_hda_intel is in use then some program is still attached to the audio device.
As the administrator (root) user, type the following into a terminal window to run the program:
In Ubuntu you may enter the following:
sudo bash audiotester.sh
Now follow the on screen instructions. Hopefully by the end you will have a working audio system.