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Old 06-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
Hannah
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No volume control elements and/or devices found


I recently set up a dual boot installation of Windows 2000 and Fedora 4 on a pentium III, Dell OptiPlex GX1. Once the gnome desktop loads, I get an error message saying:

"No volume control elements and/or devices found."

After closing the message box, I attempted to go into volume control. I received another error message that reads:

"Registry is not present or it is corrupted, please update it by running gst-register"

Will running gst-rester solve the problem? If so, how do I run it?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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open a 'terminal' window and type the command. if it says permission denied, then run 'su -' then enter your root password and then enter the 'gst-register' command again.

maybe your sound card isnt detected? paste the output of 'lsmod' and 'lspci' and we can find out
 
Old 06-30-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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hi nadroj:

I opened a terminal window to run the 'gst-register' command, but the result was: "command not found". I therefore ran the command 'locate gst-register'. The output was the following:

warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory warning: You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the database. Please edit /etc/updatedb.conf to enable the daily cron job.

I then ran the 'updatedb' command but I was not sure how to edit '/etc/updatedb.conf', so the database has been updated, but no editing has been done and I still can't run the 'gst-register' command. Any help you can give on this will be greatly appreciated.

Also, the system does say: "The following audio devices were detected":

CS4236b/CS4236b(this is a 2nd tab seen at the top)
Vendor: CS4236b
Model: -CSC000f
Module: ns558
Primary audio device: -CSC0000 (but in drop down menu there is also: 'CSC0000' as a choice)

When the 2nd tab is selected the Model changes to: -CSC0000 and the Module to: snd-cs4236

'Play test sound' does not play a sound. I know that the speakers are working because I have perfect sound through windows

Last edited by Hannah; 06-30-2006 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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Quote:
I opened a terminal window to run the 'gst-register' command, but the result was: "command not found".
Did you run it as root? This command registers gstreamer plugins. The registry should be located in your home directory, i.e.

user/home/.gstreamer/registry

Try running it as root from your home directory.

Bob
 
Old 09-20-2006, 07:44 PM   #5
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Removing my earlier rantings. Refer instead to the proper source for information.
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=TroubleShooting
Check perms on /dev/snd, /dev/audio, /dev/dsp

Last edited by fozner; 09-21-2006 at 06:18 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 09:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Hannah View Post
"No volume control elements and/or devices found."
Recently, I got a similar error message ("No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found") under Ubuntu. The error was caused by a bug were user's group allocation gets removed. Specifically the user was no longer in the audio group. Re-adding this gruop membership and a quick X restart fixed things. I wrote a detailed description on my website: http://linux.dsplabs.com.au/?p=31.

Last edited by dsplabs; 01-24-2008 at 06:45 AM.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 02:55 AM   #7
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Smile got mine working.. :)

encountered the problem when i recently installed updates for ubuntu 7.10. then suddenly, my volume icon has a red warning sign over it. clicking the icon gives me an error window that says "No volume control Gstreamer plugins and/or devices found".

got my sound working with:

sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

which i got from this link.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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Tecra sound card

moved to new thread

Last edited by lightfoot; 05-02-2008 at 08:11 AM. Reason: moved
 
  


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