Dell D630, Ubuntu 7.10 and Sound

To fix the sound issues in Ubuntu 7.10, install linux-backports-modules and modify /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base to include the setting for Intel HD Audio controller.


sudo aptitude install linux-backports-modules
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m42

After reboot you should be able to see all HD Audio components.