I have installed Zorin 16.2, switched from Mint distro. I like Zorin performance (have Lite version) and general appearance. The problem is that i can't make sound be heard from speakers. Microphone also not works. I am googling since last week and I think I tried all. Still no success. My case is different than other, as my sound device seems to be discovered by Zorin, but no sounds is played. Icon is active, inxi recognized Sound device
Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series
Gday @hepos ,
Sometimes it may take an update or two to have the new OS get what it need's.
Open pulseaudio, check in "Config" TAB, That the Profile is set to " Analogue Stereo Duplex"
In output/inputs do you see "Ports" are recognised & set to correct devices.
( These should be all set correctly by Default)
Try updating via software app.
& in settings, Click on " Additional Drivers" See if you have any available or select the appropriate one for your pc.
Restart after update,
Also open windows & run updates & let it reset itself with a new OS onboard. ( may help)
Still No Sound?
Try resetting audio follow the link,
Is this Dual boot or clean install ( Zorin only)?
If dual boot please open windows OS & let it run updates aswell.
Can you run this & show me the output please,
lsmod | grep intel
Next search Lenovo websites to check for motherboard & linux compatibility, also search for firmware/drivers ,
You could try:
sudo apt-get ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
I think it may be better to re-install Zorin.
If you used balenaEtcher to compile the usb drive, Try Rufus.
re-download iso & run a checksum on the D/L. (download=D/L)
you may know all this but best to have it here just incase. Run your eyes over the link below.
This is to check the download integrity.
Note: MD5 check is done prior to install automatically.
If this is dual boot, disable fast boot & secure boot, prior to install.
If you can tell me any further info on how your setup works, eg: multi bootable partitions?
dual boot or clean?
On your bootup GRUB, select " firmware test" If not on the bootup GRUB then,
You could insert/bootup from the usb drive & run the firmware check prior to install there,