Fixing Sound in Ubuntu with Asus K8U-X Motherboard…

January 27th, 2009 by steve

I just installed Ubuntu 8.04.2 on an ASUS K8U-X.  All went well — it even handled my SATA drive after some monkeying around.

However, the sound didn’t work.  My board has the M5455 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device.  I think it needs the ALI-1888 driver. I finally solved the problem with help from post #9 here. This part of the solution worked for me.

Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file by commenting out this line:

#options snd-intel8x0m index=-2

And adding this line:

options snd-intel8x0 buggy_semaphore=1

Reboot. It works.

Well — it’s working so far. 🙂 ~Steve

2 Responses to “Fixing Sound in Ubuntu with Asus K8U-X Motherboard…”

  1. Ken Says:

    The old buggy_semaphore=1 command… I should have known!

  2. steve Says:

    LOL —

    Go figure this out…. I did a reinstall, this time from a Live CD session and the sound worked right away.