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[ubuntu] Sound Driver Reinstall Error

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, So a few days ago my sound stopped working all together on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, and since then I did some tinkering with the drivers to try and get it going again. I attempted to install pulse audio to avail, and also tried installing alsa-driver-linuxant-1.0.20.3_all.deb To upgrade my asa drivers. None of this seems to be working, so I am now attempting to refresh/reinstall the sound drivers completely. I issued this command in terminal: sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2. The problem was that it could not find packages under my username. So I then tried this: sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils Then: sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils With these results: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: paprefs pavucontrol pulseaudio-module-zeroconf padevchooser paman libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 pavumeter libglademm-2.4-1c2a Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. Suggested packages: oss-compat The following NEW packages will be installed: alsa-base alsa-utils linux-sound-base 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/1345kB of archives. After this operation, 2605kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously deselected package linux-sound-base. (Reading database ... 181126 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking linux-sound-base (from .../linux-sound-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ... Selecting previously deselected package alsa-base. Unpacking alsa-base (from .../alsa-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ... Selecting previously deselected package alsa-utils. Unpacking alsa-utils (from .../alsa-utils_1.0.18-1ubuntu11_i386.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up linux-sound-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ... Setting up alsa-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ... Setting up alsa-utils (1.0.18-1ubuntu11) ... But still, I have no audio. Can anyone tell me how do just clear my system and start over or what I am doing wrong? I'm not getting sound or mic from anything. Thanks for your help. (Hardware)