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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sound for Pavilion dv4 in Ubuntu

How to fix your sound for a Hp Pavilion Dv4.. running ubuntu 9.04 .

well i was doing some reaseach and i found out that all i had to do is add to adding to:

sudo joe /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and find the line

options snd-pcsp index=-2

and add

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m4-1
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1

save your document

and restart your laptop and yaaaaaaaah its working ..

hope it helps ...


  1. Help me!
    I type at terminal

    sudo joe /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    but terminal say..

    sudo: joe: command not found

    ...? I beginner of Ubuntu.. and English :s

    Please Help me..!

  2. hi there ..

    first of all you need to install joe (terminal editor)
    sudo apt-get install joe
    and then after installing joe you can modify the file..

    if any other question email me at nabs165(at)

  3. thanks man,
    worked like a charm. Ubuntu 9.04.

  4. woohooo thankss... you are the man!!!!

  5. nice to hear that it worked for all of you.


  6. Great one man! :)


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