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Old 07-15-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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no sound


recently upgraded to lucid from hardy-completely lost all sound-found that install ignored alsa so i used synaptic to fix -also have installed rhythmbox and movieplayer - can get video but no sound even when i boot
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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When I first installed Linux, I found that, even though I had downloaded the codecs for the media I was trying to play, that I had no sound.

I eventually found that the permissions on the files in the ALSA folder (sorry, I don't recall where that was) were wrong and that opening up the permissions on the folder allowed the system to use the files to play sounds.

I hope this helps!

P.S. Helpful sites for Linux audio are;
http://lau.linuxaudio.org/
and
http://espc22.murdoch.edu.au/~stewart/guide/guide.html

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Are you using a Dell computer?
 
Old 07-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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The Ubuntu forum has a very good troubleshooting guide for sound troubles under the multimedia section of the forum. I have used it with great success when ever I have upgraded Ubuntu to the newer version.
 
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yes dell dimension 3100
 
Old 07-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #6
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yes - dell dimension 3100
 
Old 07-17-2010, 03:19 AM   #7
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Please post the output of lspci.
 
Old 07-17-2010, 09:43 AM   #8
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$ cat /proc/asound/cards

$ amixer

$ lspci | grep -i "audio"

$ lsmod | grep -i "snd"

$ speaker-test -c 2
 
Old 07-17-2010, 09:45 AM   #9
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It could also be that your user isn't in the audio group.

$ groups
 
Old 07-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #10
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The groups output:

Code:
kenny-strawn : kenny-strawn adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin admin sambashare
Which one of these is the audio group so the OP could know that?
 
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$ groups
user1 dialout cdrom floppy audio video plugdev netdev powerdev saned
 
Old 07-18-2010, 01:44 PM   #12
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Please post the output of lspci.
00:1b.0 audio device intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FFW(IC116 Family) high def qudio controller (rev04)
 
Old 07-21-2010, 01:13 PM   #13
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The Ubuntu forum has a very good troubleshooting guide for sound troubles under the multimedia section of the forum. I have used it with great success when ever I have upgraded Ubuntu to the newer version.
thanx for ur help didnt think i was going to make it - finally did
 
  


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