[Solved] No Sound In Ubuntu On HP Laptop | Sound Not Working On Ubuntu On HP DV4 Laptop

by Rohit Khurana on October 8, 2009



I have always loved to experiment with and use open source OS like Linux and Ubuntu. Recently I have installed the Ubuntu 9.0.4 on my HP DV4 laptop. You can do it using Wubi, see this tutorial for the same : Install Ububtu Inside Windows Without Formatting Hard-disk

After Installing Ubuntu, the sound did not work on my Laptop, so I searched for some Ubuntu forums and found out the solution for my HP laptop. If you also have a HP laptop or desktop PC, this solution may Fix your problem also.



There is a file named “alsa-base” which needs to be modified and placed at proper location for the Sound to work on Ubuntu. Follow the below steps to make sound work on your HP laptop:

1. Go to Accessories > Terminal

2. On terminal Windows type the following without the quotes

“gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base”

3. Step 2 will open a file for editing. At the end of this file, type the following line without quotes:

options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1

4. Restart your HP laptop running Ubuntu, if you are lucky like me, you can now hear the sounds on Ubuntu properly.


Hope you fund this fix easy to follow. Credit [Ubuntu Forums]

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CJ October 9, 2009 at 4:59 am

I had a friend who had a problem on an HP laptop with fedora11. He updated the BIOS and then it was working. Not sure if it was the sound problem

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