Audio Device

  11 years ago
  ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730 (Sound card)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

I purchased a Dell Studio 15 in May 2010 and installed Mint 9. The audio worked fine through the speakers. Very nice quality sound!

What doesn't work:

I had no audio when I plugged into either headset jack.

What was done to make it work:

I installed the latest alsa drivers v1.0.23 at the time. This didn't fix it, but it may be part of the solution. The final piece of the jigsaw was to add 'options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m6' to my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, create /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf and add it there too, then restart.

lspci shows:

02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)

Additional notes:

Found the solution at the following link: