2010
12.19

A few weeks ago I bought a new laptop: an ASUS N53JN.

After having some trouble finding the HDD which I wanted to replace by an OCZ Vertex 2 I also had difficulty getting my speakers to work. The headphones worked fine but no sound from the speakers. After searching for quite some time I finally found the solution:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
options snd-hda-intel model=auto

I also added the ubuntu-audio-dev repository but I’m quite sure this is not what fixed my problem…

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  1. I had the same problem and this fixed the problem. Thank you.

  2. Worked like a charm, thanks!
    Didn’t had this problem the first time I installed Ubuntu, same disk and method.

  3. I had the same problem and this fixed the problem. Thank you.

  4. Thanks , worked for me to 😉 Ubuntu 64 10.10 Norway

  5. Lost sound again when upgrading to :
    tom-erik@Asus:~$ uname -a
    Linux Asus 2.6.35-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 21 17:40:44 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  6. Is that the last kernel update of 10.10? My laptop still works fine.

  7. can someon tell me how to install nvidia drivers on asus n53j ubuntu 10.10 after nvidia drivers indtall pc starts in console mode…

  8. I haven’t tried to install them since my first 10.10 install. If someone figured it out I would be glad to hear…

  9. this didn’t work for me. I have

    Linux 2.6.35-27-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 22 20:25:46 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  10. worked for me to, though I have no Volume Control or anything other than the one in the player… but atleast it plays sound…

  11. The missing volume control isn’t a bug. It’s gone since 10.04 if I’m correct. You can get it back by creating an startup entry in gnome-session-properties invoking gnome-volume-control-applet.

  12. Hi, it worked for me but adding this at the end of the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file

    options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0

    im using Linux 2.6.35-27-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 22 20:25:46 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  13. Works! Thank you!

  14. It also worked for me. Thanks!

  15. Yes, worked. Thanks!

    Of course i had to restart to see the effect; and yes, Ubuntu 10.10 the file is:
    /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    I appended the string u specified at the end..

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  17. Any suggestions on fixing it from Windows?

  18. Sure. Just install the drivers from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download N53JN

  19. I’m on natty (11.04)
    I added:

    options snd-hda-intel model=auto

    to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    That worked for me.. 🙂

  20. Perfect! thanks a lot. Worked for me as well on my Asus N53J.

  21. Thank you so much, finally a working fix. And rather simple too.

  22. I Have same Problem
    I Install Ubuntu 10.10 for first time
    how can I use that Cods In Ubuntu ?
    Plz help me

  23. What do you mean by “Cods”?

  24. Code !
    Thank you I Worked for me as well on my Asus N53J.