nooooo SOUND !

hey team-

promethius looks great and im so excited to have it installed but i cannot get my lenovo x1 to make any sound at all - nada. any pointers on how to tweak it ? I tried the basics


First question, what generation Lenovo x1 do you have?

Sound should work out of the box since it uses the snd_hda_intel kernel module.

However, you also may need to add some default sound card options to the alsa kernel module.
open /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and include the following line:
options snd_hda_intel index=1
save and reboot.

But first open system settings > Mutimedia > Audio Hardware setup and make sure the correct output device is selected.
For some reason on certain systems the HDMI ends up being selected by default.

Also check in kmix or alsamixer that it’s not just muted.

If you have any other issues with that laptop look here:
I know that link is to the arch wiki, but the arch wiki has a lot of information that is not Arch specifi, I find it to be a great resource no mater what distribution your using.