Fix for No sound (Sound Blaster Audigy) after upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10


After upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 you might not get the sound from your Sound Blaster Audigy sound card.


Install GNOME Alsa Mixer

sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer


Click on the following link


Now open GNOME ALSA Mixer from Applications -> Sound & Video -> GNOME ALSA Mixer

Choose the tab: "SigmaTel..."

Turn on "Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack"

That's it now your sound should work as normal

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37 Responses

  1. jordanwb says:

    I had this problem like 2 years ago. I ended up recompiling alsa, then someone posted the same fix as you but using the Sound control window and going to the “Switched” tab.

  2. eco2geek says:

    Turn on “Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack”

    should read

    Turn OFF “Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack”

    (i.e. make sure its checkbox isn’t checked).

  3. Siarhei says:


  4. kaya says:

    I did all the steps, but the very last one I couldn’t do it, because I do not have this option:
    “Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack”
    my case was rather strange, I did the upgrade and the sounds was working just fine (no mic tho), and yesterday while I was listening music, the sound suddenly stopped, so I do not know, what my situation could be.


  5. ATOzTOA says:

    How do I change the default Audio Card used by Ubuntu Karmic.

    I have onboard soundcard and Sound Blaster card seperate…


  6. thongkh says:

    i just installed alsamixer, after that, what my audigy detected is ‘TriTech TR28602’ and since i use analog output, i dont have to uncheck the checkbox. but unfortunately, skype still unable to hear my own voice during test call 🙁

  7. Damian says:

    Hi there

    This is my post on Ubuntu forum
    maybe here Ill find someone able to help me:/


  8. andrei says:

    i have the same problem on an eeepc 901 – no sound at all. at the begining it worked but only with the local speakers, no output line. i tried the suggestions in the forum but couldn’t make it work. when i start the gnome alsa mixer i get an empty window and when i try to access the ‘sound card properties’ from the edit menu the application crashes immediately .. any idea on that one.

  9. dan says:

    worked for me, thanks!

  10. Sven says:

    Thanks, works!

  11. John Headstrong says:

    worked for me

    nice one, thank you !!

  12. andrei says:

    i fixed it in the end. there was a kernel conflict. the update didn’t change to the new one on my eee. finally found a solution here:

  13. mattlin says:

    Thanks for this post… This fixed my problem very quickly…

  14. timekilla says:

    thanks a lot for the post. helped solve the problem.

  15. Aaron says:

    Thanks!! Solved my problem w/ Audigy 2.

  16. nookkin says:

    Thanks, it helped me out with my Audigy 4. It would play the sound very quietly and with terrible distortion before I did this.

    @eco2geek: I actually had to turn ON the “Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack” option.

  17. Donal-T1892 says:

    Thanks worked a charm, only my second day using Ubuntu.. Loving it!!

  18. Hasser says:

    Now if only we could get the front panel headphone & mic working that would be great. I would dissect the code, but I’m not that smart.

  19. raj says:

    Excellent. Was having problems with audigy live card. By following your instructions finally I have sound with Ubuntu 10.04

    Thanks buddy

  20. hsdb says:

    Everything works great…i had the same problem on ubuntu 10.04 with an audigy 4

  21. Weez says:

    I could kiss you – thank you so much!

  22. KCH says:

    Turning on the Sigma-tel in Alsa mixerthis worked fine after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 and no sound!
    Brilliant thanks mate I owe you a pint!

  23. k says:

    thanks for the rec, works a merveille!

    Bonne journee depuis les Etats unis!!

  24. Cheryl says:

    I’m having the same problem as Andrei. I get and empty window when starting the program. Any suggestions?

  25. Sebadamus says:

    Thanks, installing gnome alsa mixer solve me the problem! 🙂

  26. Vadim.M. says:

    Thanks for the post. It’s helped solve the problem with Audigy 2 in Mint 9.

  27. NeuralNET says:

    Sorted my install of Ubuntu 10.10. Installed OS from scratch, but sound wouldn’t work for my Creative Audigy Ex Pro. Installed gnome-alsamixer, ticked and then unticked ‘Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack’ in the appropriate device, and BLAM it WORKS! Lovely.


  28. dwinfield10 says:

    Thanks for the tip, this worked for me on Lucid as well

  29. Keith Murphy says:

    Thanks, that solved my problem as well.

    You can also turn off the same setting in Alsamixergui.

    Don’t know if I would have ever found it without this post, though.

  30. Alan says:

    Cheers! Also works for MythBuntu 10.10
    After install, the menu path is
    Applications > Multimedia > Gnome ALSA mixer

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