Fix for Feisty-Sound-Toshiba Laptop

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Total newb. It took me days to find this solution so I thought it worth posting to improve somebody else's chances of finding it.

Laptop: Toshiba A135-S4527

No sound output

lspci output: Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)


ADD OPTION TO /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

Insert last line: "options snd-hda-intel model=3stack"

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5 Responses

  1. Bob Moss says:

    Or you can add the following:

    options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo

    which has worked for my Toshiba Satellite since Feisty. However, though it acknowledges the headphone and microphone sockets, it doesn’t do much with them – I will try out your solution to see if it improves the situation.

    (Also, for those of you having trouble, make sure your volume is up and that you’ve enabled the ‘Volume Control/Alsa-Base’ in System > Administration > Services

  2. Bob Moss says:

    I’ve managed to get sound running with the following:

    options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo
    options snd-hda-intel model=3stack
    options snd-hda-intel model=auto

    however, headphones didn’t work. Here is the solution:

    in a terminal:

    sudo su

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.conf

    In the blank text document that comes up, type:

    options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-digout

    Then save and reboot.

    Finally, head to your terminal and type:


    use the arrow keys to navigate around, and press ‘m’ on anything displaying ‘MM’ – and raise their volumes.
    Now open volume control edit > preferences and allow ‘surround’. Make sure all channels are unmuted. ‘Surround’ will control your main headphone volume!

    This worked with my Toshiba Satellite L20, and it’s reported to work with L35 and onwards. You’ll have to experiment if you have a different Toshiba model – but this should work!

  3. KBake2010 says:

    sorry, but I’m new to Ubuntu, and my Toshiba is not outputting any sounds. every time I try this:


    in the Terminal, it says permission denied. How do I get permission?

  4. admin says:

    edit the file using the following command from terminal

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

    add the line menctioned

    save and exit the file

  5. jay says:

    Hello all .. i read all the posts and im not very experienced user. I have a toshiba satelite laptop and it suddenl stoped playing sounds. Im not sure where to add type those lines at in options or in terminal. I scan for hardware changes and in device manager everything says its working properly but I can not hear any sound from the computer besides the “beep” when i click on the “volume control” it says there is not sound device HOWEVER I can play and hear sound in Winamp after I went to Preferences> Plug ins > Output >directsound configuration> (in the configuration there are 2 options OPTION 1: PRimary sound driver OPTION 2: REALTEK HD Audio Output ) where OPTION 1 was selected so i Changed it to OPTION 2:realtek audio and it started playing music and i can hear the sound ONLY IN WINAMP but i am still unable to hear computer’s sound or the sound on the internet.. Please help turning my sound on for my computer

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