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Debian Realtek sound card

I yesterday install a Debian Lenny and my sound card in Toshiba notebook doesn’t not work.

If someone had/have the same problem its simple to fix it.

You must have 2.6.24 kernel installed and you need to configure ALSA by:


# char mean you need to run command as root (su first)

When alsaconf complete configuring alsa, you need to add below line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsabase

options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

and restart PC. Sound now should work on builtin speakers and via jack

If you have Asus notebook try replace toshiba with asus, should work too.

(dont forget to run alsamixer and setup volumes)

My aplay -l output

orneo@debian:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC861VD Analog [ALC861VD Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

You should have similar output.

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