Ok, so i upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10.. my first time upgrading (i usually prefer a fresh install). Everything hent swell, after a few hours (thanks Antel… NOT), i was up and running again. So after playing arount a bit, i figure out i better do a fresh install since i had installed a lot of crap and goofed around with some system files.
Ok, so, i make a fresh install, i opted for the option “erase and install a new copy of Ubuntu”, or something like that. I though it would use the same partitions i was using (plain simple, just a dedicated partition for /home). Aaaannnd, my mistake, it didnt. The default installer used a partition for /, with /home included in it. Again.. i could just moved the folder and hard linked all.. or just modify /etc/fstab to match the UUID of the partition and mount it on /home/.. , but, as i had just did a fresh install.. it was a bit painless to format and install again.
Yes i know, its not the best way… but searching for what i had to do and do it, it would take longer than a new-new fresh install, so.. up again. Of course, on the first new install, i did played a bit, i liked it.. so i opted to also upgrade my notebook (yes, i did installed fine on the notebook, lol).
Ok, enough of the story, bottom line, i ended up with a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 on my main desktop. Installed everything i need (i love the sync computer feature), and started testing a few things, when i realized i had no sound. I did had sound when i upgraded from 11.04.. i did had sound on the first fresh install.. WTF is going on ??? I couldn’t find what was wrong, really.. So, first searched a bit.. I ended up on Dharmendra’s blog, who had a similar issue.. with a proposal solution. Of course, i had to try that solution, and it did worked !
Its basicaly an install of Alsa and al dependencies and removing pulse audio. Here is the code provided by Dharmendra, you may get some errors on the ppa.. dont mind them, just reboot and see if it worked.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade; sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop linux-image-`uname -r` linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r) libasound2; sudo apt-get -y --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop linux-image-`uname -r` linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r) libasound2; killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*