ALC892/Realtek ID 892 on Mint Linux/Ubuntu

Wed, Aug 18, 2010 One-minute read

After installing Mint Linux on my computer, I noticed that the sound did not work. I tried a lot of things and then finally, thanks to the help of some guys from, I found a solution.

First I identified the codec of my sound card:

drag@hell ~ $ head -n 1 /proc/asound/card0/codec* Codec: Realtek ALC892

Then i found a blog post regarding this problem. You can read it in German here:

The problem is that the ALSA package of Ubuntu based distributions (maybe others too) does not include a module for the ALC892. But you can easily build it from the package

You just have to unpack it and execute the install script as root. After that you have to reboot your computer, then everything should work well.