How to Fix No Sound Issue in Ubuntu 22.04 with ESSX8336 Sound Card

Sound does not work in your Ubuntu 22.04, and happen to have Everest ESSX8336 sound card in your machine? This tutorial may help!

ESSX8336 is one of the common used chips in recent laptops and tablets, such as Huawei Matebook D14~16, Gemini Lake laptop, and Chuwi Hi10X tablet. But, the current Linux Kernel does not support this sound card, though there seems to have patches (here and here) for it.

Until Linux Kernel officially adds the device support, you may build Kernel manually with the patch. Or use yangxiaohua’s custom kernel files to fix the issue.

1. This tutorial is tested on Ubuntu 22.04 with the 5.17 OEM Kernel. So, you may first press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, and run command to install the kernel package:

sudo apt install --install-recommends linux-oem-22.04a

2. Next, run command to grab the source of yangxiaohua’s custom kernel files:

git clone

3. Once done, navigate to that folder via command:

cd custom-kernel

And copy required files into system directories via:

sudo cp ./tplg/* /lib/firmware/intel/sof-tplg/
sudo cp sof-jsl.ri /lib/firmware/intel/sof/
sudo cp -r sof-essx8336 /usr/share/alsa/ucm2

4. Kernel 5.17 somehow does not correctly load the file, so you may need to rename filename from ‘sof-jsl-es8336-ssp1.tplg’ to ‘sof-jsl-es8336.tplg’

cd /lib/firmware/intel/sof-tplg && sudo cp sof-jsl-es8336-ssp1.tplg sof-jsl-es8336.tplg

5. Finally, edit the ‘/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf’ config file via command:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

When file opens, add the line below to the end and save it.

options snd_soc_sof_8336 quirk=0x01

When everything’s done. Restart your machine and verify if sound’s working!