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Old 01-12-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Please help me i am going insane!!!


ok i just took a piece of junk emachine w2646 from my dad so i could fix it for him.... i got rid of windows and installed teh free ubuntu cd you get from the website,... no idea what version i just know its better than windows by far. except for this one little tiny problem, i cant get the sound to work, it will play videos but no sound. obviously i can get online as well. when i click on a song i downloaded it wont play, and when i click audio controlls it gives an error sayin,....

No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found


what do i need to do, i have tried giving the user permission through teh terminal due to another poste i seen but it didnt work
 
Old 01-12-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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It would be helpful if you paste the output of lspci here. This will tell which audio chip you have in your system.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:05 AM   #3
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Also you may need to install the w32codecs package from synaptic or the ubuntu restricted drivers package also in synaptic..........if that doesnt work run the alsa mixer and check your settings there

Good luck
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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You may find this link helpful:

http://www.dailygyan.com/2008/11/10-...mediately.html

Use the copy & paste function for putting text into Terminal.

For number 1 on that list you can more simply just use System > Administration > Software Sources (give password) and tick box for Medibuntu.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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Last edited by linuxiso; 06-28-2010 at 10:41 PM. Reason: please delete my account. no longer have time to use this website. thanks.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxiso View Post
I used many different types of Ubuntu versions before, and sometimes the problem is that your computer is simply too slow.

Therefore, I would recommend that you use atleast 2.4GHZ with 512MB ram or higher for the latest Ubuntu versions.

Have a nice day.
lol.. Sorry, but thats just ridiculous. I've had Ubuntu running on PC's far less powerful than 2.4ghz. I've got a few running on 700mhz processors.

w32codecs is not the issue, because its not a codec problem, it appears its a device issue..

As another poster suggested, we need to see the results of the two commands below...

lspci (thats a lowercase L)
lsb_release -a (again, lowercase L).. .This will tell us what version of ubuntu you're using since you don't know(which is a whole other issue).

To open a terminal and run those commands, Applications/Accessories/Terminal

IGF
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:30 AM   #7
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You may find this link helpful:

http://www.dailygyan.com/2008/11/10-...mediately.html

Use the copy & paste function for putting text into Terminal.

For number 1 on that list you can more simply just use System > Administration > Software Sources (give password) and tick box for Medibuntu.
Thats a pretty good link, thanks for posting... I'm not sure if thats stuff you "must" do, but definitely some good things to do in that list.

IGF
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
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Look at "Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide" on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
 
  


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