Workaround to get sound on HP mini 1000 (or 1120 NR) with Jaunty

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After a clean install of Jaunty on my HP mini 1120 NR, there was no sound from the speaker. Sound from the headphone jack did work, however.This is a known bug (#318942)  and is identified in the release notes as a known issue for the HP mini.

You need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file from your terminal using the following commnad

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines save and exit

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 9220067F

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install the following packages

sudo apt-get install alsa-source module-assistant

Now edit /etc/alsa/alsa-source.conf file

sudo gedit /etc/alsa/alsa-source.conf

On line 11 you should have


Save and exit the file

Now enter the following command in terminal

sudo m-a a-i alsa-source

Reboot and then un-mute headphone & speaker in volume control.You should now have sound from both the speaker and headphone jack.


-- You may need to un-mute the headphone and speaker to hear sounds after each reboot. Click the volume control and un-mute.

-- You may want to mute the PC beep. Click the volume control, click "Preferences" and select the checkbox for PC Beep to make that track visible. Then mute the PC Beep.

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24 Responses

  1. Satellite says:

    Great site about Ubuntu. Great fixes, workaround etc. etc. Many many thanks to you, people out there who made this resource.
    One request: would be really very important to write an updated Nvidia driver installation manual under Ubuntu 9.04 since there some issues with the loaded module etc.
    Other than that would be very good to find a workaround after kernel manual install from here: plus manual Nvidia driver installation = framebuffer (nvidiafb) fix. Still can’t find how to enable it.

  2. EtherNomad says:

    HP Mini 1000 (1030nr)
    I installed Jaunty the night it was released and had sound straight out of the box. Updates killed my sound at some point. Here is how I recovered full use of speakers and mic (Skype works like a champ!)

    Enable Sound, Video & Mic (Skype)
    – System | Administration | Software Sources
    — Click Updates tab and enable “Pre-released updates (jaunty-proposed)
    – System | Preferences | Sound
    — Select “ALSA – Advanced Linux Sound Architechture” for all
    – Download and install Linux Kernel or above…reboot
    – Launch terminal and check kernel version
    — cat /proc/sys/kernel/osrelease
    – Type sudo alsamixer and click tab twice to show all
    – Adjust settings to match the following:
    — Master = 68 | Headphone = 79 | PCM = 100 | Front = 100 | Capture = 60 (Space Bar to enable) |
    — Capture 1 = Disabled | Analog Loopback = Off | Analog Loopback 1 = Off | DAC0 – Enabled 84 |
    — DAC1 = Disabled | Import0 = Enabled 100 | Import1 = Disabled | Input Source = Line | Input Source1 = Line |
    — Mux = 0 | Mux1 = 0 |
    — Click Escape to exit
    – Download and install Skype (use .deb package)
    – Launch Skype | Options | Sound Devices
    — Change all 3 to “HDA Intel (hw:Intel,0)
    – Video Devices
    — Enable Skype Video
    — Start my video automatically when I am in a call

    I am doing this with alsa v.1.0.18.
    Some people might gripe about the kernel but let me say, every utility and application I’ve tested works perfectly! Note that some of the settings in alsamixer are arbitrary but what I’ve posted above works 100% for me.

  3. David K says:

    Thank you for posting this! You just made my day 😉 Sound now works fine and I can on with wasting some time on Boxee!

  4. Dan Roach says:

    Hi EtherNomad,
    Thanks for this I tried it and i got serious feedback on my mic and the settings have to be adjusted every time i reboot. Any suggestions? I am using the correct kernel and have the correct repos. Thanks.

  5. Dan Roach says:

    follow up. I got it worked out thanks.

  6. jin says:

    It works for mini 1116NR too, thanks!

  7. Jeffery Williams says:

    ok help me i have a hp mini 1000 and it worked for my friend but not me i need a like step by step for dumbies lol ok plz help me i hate not having sound.

  8. Dan Roach says:

    I am new to linux also. In the original post you can literally copy the comands and paste them into terminal. hit return after every entry. be patient and let everything install and it should work for you. I had to do it a couple of times before it works since I was learning along the way. Good luck.

  9. David K says:

    Just a quick question: since I followed the commands and got the sound working (thanks again!), I have been prompted by Software Update that there are various ALSA updates. I am hesitant to “fix” with an update what is now currently working fine, so I didn’t want to apply the updates and then be left with no sound again… anyone have thoughts or has anyone applied the above commands, got things working and then updated ALSA with no issues?

    Thanks in advance,
    David K

  10. Stephen says:

    Hey everyone! This guide and EtherNomad’s reply to get the internal mic working worked perfectly. I made the mistake of updating my computer though and now I have no sound again…has anyone fixed this?

  11. jacob says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! My front speaker had just stopped working and I was at wits end trying to fix it. Was starting to think it may even be a hardware issue. Already tried a bunch of different things including upgrading alsa to karmic packages, etc. Tried this, rebooted and it is finally fixed!

  12. steve says:

    i did this step for step exactly… restarted…now no sound card is found on my computer!!!!!

  13. Penny says:

    Thank you so much! Worked like a charm 🙂

  14. Billy J. says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! that finally made my sound work on my HP DV6-1245.

  15. mick says:

    Excellent, uncomplicated, and best of all….this work around WORKS. I now have sound in Jaunty on my HP1030nr. Thanks from a newbie!

  16. Mike Joseph says:

    This worked flawlessly for me on my 1151NR. I don’t even have to un-mute on each reboot.

    Thanks for the detailed instructions!


  17. Samantha Davis says:

    I have to thank you for this workaround, it worked flawlessly… almost. There was one problem in that it removed the pulse option from Skype. I fixed it by adding a custom /etc/asoundrc a la pulseaudio fixes for Hardy.

    My asoundrc

    pcm.pulse {
    type pulse
    ctl.pulse {
    type pulse
    pcm.!default {
    type pulse
    ctl.!default {
    type pulse

  18. benjimons says:

    I have a HP Mini 1128TU I have tried both the instructions from the main article and the ones from EtherNomad… however im stuck at the “sudo alsamixer” piece, when i do that an press tab twice i get a big list of the directory, and when i press enter i get this error

    alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

    Im unsure on how to get to the next step.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  19. maizcelino says:


    I did all the workaround on my hp mini 110 1016LA and didn’t work so y follow the fix steps in this link and it works, now I have sound!!! 😀

  20. benjimons says:

    OK, So ive followed all instructions here and everywhere else i have HP Mini 1128TU anyone got specific instructions for this or can help?

  21. RonW says:

    Wonderful fix, worked perfectly on my HP 1151.

  22. Bhupal raj khatiwada says:

    No sound in my hp mini 1000,what to do?

  23. Toby says:

    I didn’t get sound on my HP mini using ubuntu 10.04 desktop (headphone output only worked), in the end the easiest solution was to install linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic. My guess is it needs the latest alsa build to support the sound device.

  24. Chloë says:

    Hi Ubuntu,

    I have a question. I have a HP Mini, but everytime I try to listen to some music on my headphones there are always a few moments when the music starts playing over the speakers. This is a big problem for me when I’m studying in the library, because I bother other people with my music in a place where it should be quiet. I have no idea what the problem is. It’s not just when I’m using Windows Mediaplayer, but also websites like Can you please help me?

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