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New Computer Ubunting Away

Posted 04-01-2014 at 07:50 PM by zaivala

A friend of mine sent me a Dell Optiplex 740, complete with box only and no hard drive, only 1 Gb RAM. I happened to have two sticks of RAM in my dead HP which fit the bill, and an old hard drive which never too a liking to Windows XP. Turns out I was running Ubuntu 10.04 on it, in 64-bit flavor. Well, that works for me. I turned the computer on and it ran. That's all I wanted. I upgraded to the latest LTS of Ubuntu.

I have two problems. One is that it boots up with sound muted. I...
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Missing Debian Sound Control

Posted 03-18-2011 at 11:18 AM by drask

I installed Debian the other day. So far it is working really well for me. I discovered one minor annoyance today that took me a few minutes to figure out and fix.

Right-clicking the volume control icon in the Notification Area brings up a context menu. The first entry is "Mute", the second is "Open Volume Control".

When I tried clicking on the second one, I kept getting an error message "Can't open gnome-volume-control no such file". I...
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Sound on flash and everywhere else at the same time, in Arch

Posted 08-13-2010 at 12:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags alsa, arch, flash, oss, sound

There had been a weird problem with sound on Arch. Whenever there was a flash item being displayed (or perhaps flash using sound, I suppose), there would be no sound elsewhere. And if there were sound elsewhere, whenever you play something on flash, it would conversely be mute.

The fix is quite simple:

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Originally Posted by Wilco
After having some troubles with alsa I managed to fix this once and for all. The problem was I could not run flash+firefox and some other application that uses sound,
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Managing multiple sound cards (along with no sound in flash/youtube etc.)

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:21 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

If you have multiple sound cards, installing pulse volume manager is almost a must (IMHO).

1. Set the default sound cards from the pulse volume manager

2. From the 'Playback' tab, you should be able to 'shift' the sound stream to the appropriate sound card that you want when you're playing something in that application e.g. playing a youtube video in Firefox...
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External microphone: very low volume

Posted 02-02-2009 at 11:45 PM by xri

At some point, while using my softphone, my voice was hardly perceptible on the other side. People would hang on me because they could hear only whispers. I could not leave messages because the answering service could not record anything. Very frustrating considering that it was working great before.
Maybe I messed with some configs as I usually do.
I tested the input through my microphone with KRec; it was all as if I my microphone was dying.
I played with the settings on Kmix...
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