[SOLVED] Sound not working properly on Runescape (Java) (Details in post) - Debian GNU/Linux
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For lenny it's the packages sun-java6-bin and sun-java-jre. You can use synaptic or apt-get to install them.
EDIT: There is also a sun-java-plugin. They are not "official" debian packages, you'll probably have to add the multimedia repository to your sources.list. I would install all three.
I added those repositories to my sources.list, but when I apt-get these programs, they say they cannot find them. Same with Synaptic, I search for them but nothing shows up... am I doing something wrong?
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Okay, here's what I did, I downloaded the .bin file from Java's website. I installed it, then I installed that plugin in the repo you posted, and everything worked, got on and Java started up, and my sound is working great! You guys helped me so much, thank you!
this was my solution and iI hav made a newb thread same as this reply
(IGNORE THIS POST AFTER RESTARTING HAVNT BEEN ABLE TO DO IT AGAIN)
Well this is amazing, after 4 months and just after I posted elsewhere I have cracked it.
This is on 11.04 Natty Ubuntu
I have already switched to the Classic view in System then login
Already I have installed
GNOME Alsa mixer
Latest java mine is jre-6u26-linux-x64.bin installed via terminal into usr/local with symbolic link to Mozilla plugins and have removed icedtea symbolic link, instructions are on the java page where you download the .bin file
removed the hot thingy java cant remember what it was called exactly, I removed with update manager
if you put "about : plugins" into address bar of firefox you see what you have
I have gone through so much and even lost all my loyalty points with this and even bought a new comp and sound card but here is the solution to getting all the sound in Runescape:
***Check that nothing is muted in the GNOME Alsa mixer
(and I just kept trying different combinations of this and the sound preferences until I had music playing - I mean any music - I played lots of Muse till I heard it.) I haven't got speakers on this comp only headset, may be shouting for quite a while now.
***Once you know that you have sound, use SYNAPTIC and find the alsa-oss and alsaplayer-oss and install them.
I now have MUSIC on my comp, MUSIC on Runescape and also SOUND EFFECTS on Ubuntu 11.04 You have to find the alsa-oss compatibility installations to make oss play through alsa player its that simple
I REPEAT Once you know that you have sound on your computer, USE SYNAPTIC - find in synaptic and install these 2 packages
Remove with package manager the other java versions except for icedtea (some other programs use this)
Then using firefox go to the java site and test java - it should not work, if it does you have to remove the symbolic links in mozilla.
Find the mozilla plugins folder in /usr/lib/mozilla
and remove the link to iced tea and to any other java versions
you can do this in terminal
(all the instructions are on the java page)
then you can download the latest java for linux from that same place as a .bin file and all the instructions are on the page as well as instructions for removing symbolic links using terminal.
(put the file into /usr/local to install it)
Only mistake in instructions on the official java page is that the symbolic link plugin ( li -s) has to go into the folder /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Iced tea doesn't work anywhere near as well as the latest official java from their site.
Make sure your graphics driver is installed (Administration additional drivers)
Install using the software center the GNOME Alsa Mixer if you are on a gnome linux and also get Pulse Audio and Alsa Player then make sure your sound is ok on your computer, you may have to mess around with settings.
Then as i said in my last post install those 2 files alsa-oss and alsaplayer-oss and your sound should work as well
Last edited by Sapa; 07-03-2011 at 09:48 PM.
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Sound was working fine on natty ubuntu when I posted the above and I was very pleased to have sound effects on Runescape after months of wracking my brains, missing the game as it's totally spoilt with out sound effects. I've played it for about 4 years with sound effects until I upgraded to 11.04 in April.
I really thought I had it when I posted last time but when I restarted my comp no sound effects and can't get the settings right again.
I have just bought a windows disk and coa .
I also need to point out that it was ok before the updates on 10:10 that I lost the sound effects so it's something in the upgrade but I don't know what. Now even reinstalling a fresh install of 10.10 doesn't work.
I like Ubuntu for most things but what's the point if it doesn't do the one thing i want it to??