Originally Posted by idiotsquad
I have Ubuntu 10.9(?) and after an update yesterday, I now have no sound whatsoever. Why is this? I have tried to fiddle with the sound controls and whatever I think might be linked to me having sound and nothing happens. I am a complete idiot when it comes to computers and my sound was working fine until this update. Am I doing something wrong, or did I update something that screwed it all up?
without knowing exactly what you did, particularly what packages you updated, it's hard to tell what really happened - other than: "That's not the way it should be."
The first thing that I'm stopping short at is the version number you mention - there has never been an Ubuntu 10.9, as Ubuntu has a very logical versioning: There were, for example, Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 ... Do you see the regularity? The major version number is always the year of issue, and there are usually two releases each year, one in April, and one in October.
When you say 10.9 - could it be you actually mean 9.10, also called "Karmic Koala"? If so, that's now two years old, support has been suspended, and I'd recommend you to change to a more recent release. If you don't like Ubuntu 11.x (which uses the Unity desktop and apparently has a lot of problems), you should update to at least 10.04, which is an LTS (long term support), meaning that it will be supported over 3 years, instead of the usual 18 months of the intermediary releases.
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