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I am a novice on linux but trying to setup Boxee with an old Gateway laptop. I installed the most recent version of Ubuntu and worked my way through all the updates and Boxee install. However, I can't get any audio. I searched the forums here and tried several things but I probably just don't know what I'm looking for exactly.
click the pulse volume control and unmute the volume if that is not it then. In a termial type alsamixer make sure you have the pcm enabled and volume up. if that is not it not sure. because your post says it is loaded and working. if all else fales sudo alsaconfig or check it by typing aplay.
--- no soundcards ---
and it will not be in the proc till it is captured by the pulse sound server and is being used default is after 60 second it goes inactive out of the proc. when it is active being used with a program then it is in the proc. aplay.
327.371656] snd_atiixp_modem: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_resume
[ 327.374068] snd_atiixp_modem: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_mixer
[ 327.374182] snd_atiixp_modem: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_bus
[ 327.377611] snd_atiixp_modem: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_suspend
[ 327.378542] snd_atiixp_modem: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_write
this part of the hardware for windows only to emulate sound for a winmodem it will not work thats ok.
I'm not sure where the pulse volume control is, but did find Ala mixer's Volume Control and ensured no muting, volume up. Also, checked and tested things under Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Sound. Aplay doesn't produce any audio. I also tried using the line out and I think I'm getting static (not just, nothing). /proc/asound/cards now has:
0 [IXP ]: ATIIXP - ATI IXP
ATI IXP rev 2 with unknown codec at 0xc0503400, irq 17
1 [Modem ]: ATIIXP-MODEM - ATI IXP Modem
ATI IXP Modem rev 2 at 0xc0503800, irq 17
pulse is the litle icon and the sound server for ubuntu. and the volume can be up but was the pcm enabled this can be done from alsamixer or pulse. you need pcm for those plug in speakers. default settings on a new gnome install of ubuntu is sometimes pcm not enabled
You kept saying "pulse" so I used the Synaptic Package Manager and reinstalled pulseaudio and libasound2-plugins. I rebooted when done and it worked! Could have been other tweaks before, but it is working now! Thanks again. Take care.