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Old 10-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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How Can i Get Sound In Linux Ubuntu 11.04 ???


Hi everyone. i am an absolute Newbie to Linux and after trying several Linux platforms have gotten to like Ubuntu 11.04 (the "Classic" version with the Taskbar) a heck of a lot.

But there is one massive problem that i cannot find a way to solve; and is that when trying to watch a movie (etc) online, i cannot get any sound.

The volume slider on the Ubuntu 11.04 ToolBar has no effect!!!

Have done some swot on the Web about this, and there are other people with Ubuntu who are having the same problem.

On a couple of Linux websites there are some descriptions from Linux Geeks about how to solve this problem, but the procedure(s) they describe are impossibly complicated for a non-Geek to even attempt to follow, and involve using intricate Command Lines, etc, and also terminology is often used that people new to Linux terminology cannot understand.

Why is it necessary to have to go through a complicated series of procedures to get sound in Ubuntu??? Why isn't it activated by default???

So am wondering is there someone here who could show in simple-to-understand non-Geeky language, how to get sound in Ubuntu 11.04???

Any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated.

Last edited by Staritza; 10-17-2012 at 04:01 AM.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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Hi everyone. i am an absolute Newbie to Linux and after trying several Linux platforms have gotten to like Ubuntu 11.04 (the "Classic" version with the Taskbar) a heck of a lot.

But there is one massive problem that i cannot find a way to solve; and is that when trying to watch a movie (etc) online, i cannot get any sound.

The volume slider on the Ubuntu 11.04 ToolBar has no effect!!!

Have done some swot on the Web about this, and there are other people with Ubuntu who are having the same problem.

On a couple of Linux websites there are some descriptions from Linux Geeks about how to solve this problem, but the procedure(s) they describe are impossibly complicated for a non-Geek to even attempt to follow, and involve using intricate Command Lines, etc, and also terminology is often used that people new to Linux terminology cannot understand.

Why is it necessary to have to go through a complicated series of procedures to get sound in Ubuntu??? Why isn't it activated by default???

So am wondering is there someone here who could show in simple-to-understand non-Geeky language, how to get sound in Ubuntu 11.04???

Any help/suggestions will be very much appreciated.
plz can you more specific abt which model of laptop you r using n also mention d version of ubuntu u r using now .....
Also check which audio device u r usin by command on terminal "lspci | grep audio" without colon..
may be someone her can help u here ...
 
Old 10-17-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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Staritza, I would recommend that you switch to a version of Ubuntu that is actually supported. 11.04 has reached End Of Life. The next supported version is 11.10 and there is also 12.04 and 12.10 is released tomorrow I think. While they all have Unity (which I can't stand) it isn't difficult to install MATE and get that good old Gnome 2 feeling back again.

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plz can you more specific abt which model of laptop you r using n also mention d version of ubuntu u r using now .....
Also check which audio device u r usin by command on terminal "lspci | grep audio" without colon..
may be someone her can help u here ...
Please don't use txt spk in technical threads, most of us are not linguistic gymnasts.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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But there is one massive problem that i cannot find a way to solve; and is that when trying to watch a movie (etc) online, i cannot get any sound.
Its always nice to provide an example. Even if you dont know the ins and outs of codecs, somebody else will, and providing an example link for something that doesnt work for you takes some guesswork out.

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On a couple of Linux websites there are some descriptions from Linux Geeks about how to solve this problem, but the procedure(s) they describe are impossibly complicated for a non-Geek to even attempt to follow, and involve using intricate Command Lines, etc, and also terminology is often used that people new to Linux terminology cannot understand.
Solve _which_ problem? If you dont know what the problem is caused by, its better to ask for help than to try to follow instructions that you dont understand, and could make the problem worse.


You are trying to watch some online video, and get no sound? Its possible that you dont have the needed audio codecs to get sound.

Is it just online videos? Can you play offline MP3s? Do you have any audio files encoded ith FOSS codecs? (eg flac, ogg vorbis) While ubuntu doesnt come with some audio codecs installed 'out of the box' you can play FOSS codecs just fine 'out of the box' with ubuntu.

IMO its worth having a flac or ogg vorbis file just to test with.

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Why is it necessary to have to go through a complicated series of procedures to get sound in Ubuntu??? Why isn't it activated by default???
Sound is activated by default. Sometimes you can get the 'wrong' sound card being used, but going into the mixer and changing settings normally solves the problem.

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Staritza, I would recommend that you switch to a version of Ubuntu that is actually supported. 11.04 has reached End Of Life.
Just out of support now, and I'd be updating or getting xubuntu/lubuntu/bodhi if you dont like unity.

Last edited by cascade9; 10-18-2012 at 05:07 AM. Reason: typos
 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Howdy Xlr_Prahlad:

Thank you for your reply. Xlr_Prahlad, i am using a PC (not laptop) which has got installed on it Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal".

PC is almost awesomely ancient ASUS A8N-SLI Premium (all i can afford, but she was very High-End PC for her time, and still measures up reasonably well even nowadays; or at least, she is lot better than nothing).

Please could you depict again the Command Line you showed??? Am not knowing what you mean about not using colon.

Is this the Command Line that should be used(?):


spci grep audio


Xlr_Prahlad, have got a Dual-Boot system (Windows XP3 and Ubuntu 11.04 - Windows mainly gets used because on it sound systems work reasonably okay, but Ubuntu is far superior to Windows in every other respect and especially graphics) and am recently back into Windows after checking out the sound but can get nothing anywhere, cannot play music CD's also.

Got back into Windows again (want to watch a movie tonight!!!) and found your message in my Email Notification.

It's pretty late and am pretty tired (had to do a lot of work tonight in very difficult circumstances inside my computer: she had crashed and would not boot) so will go back into Ubuntu tomorrow and try the Command Line you very kindly sent.

Xlr_Prahlad, thank you again for your reply, i will try and in this thread provide you a report on what happens, but i will probably be back here needing more help.

Thank You.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 06:25 AM   #6
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its
lspci | grep audio
 
Old 10-17-2012, 07:14 AM   #7
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Hi k3lt01:

Thank you for writing; k3lt01, it is Unity that like you i dread.

i am not a Geek, and so it is difficult for me to try and describe things to Geeks when needing help.

k3lt01, my Ubuntu 11.04 Installation Disk seems to have a capability of 99% of the time installing the Unity version and 1% of the time installing the completely different platform where there is a Task Bar that you can put a clock/calendar on, and minimise programmes onto.

And which has not got that hideous row of icons down left hand side of screen.

Well, k3lt01, when all i had was a Dial-Up connection, for some reason when Ubuntu 11.04 was installed (and did several reinstallations as am very good at crashing computers!!!)it always installed as the non-Unity version, which is absolutely magnificent in every respect: am all the way Linux Ubuntu!!!

But when recently Broadband was at long last obtained, and after having to get a new Hard Drive i tried to install Ubuntu, Ubuntu kept on installing into the Unity Mode.

Tried reinstallation after reinstallation, at least six times, trying to get the Gnome(???) version to install again, and nearly gave up, as every time only the Unity platform would ultimately materialise.


But had one last go and somehow by some fluke got the "Gnome" platform again to install. How this happened i have no idea what actually enabled it to happen.

And because of this fact, k3lt01, am too paranoid to dare to either update (was getting update messages from Ubuntu for quite a while to update to Ubuntu 12.0, but was cringing in horror!!!) or otherwise download latest version.

i know nothing about about them: aesthetically i absolutely love Ubuntu 11.04, everything about her (except inability to get sound!!!) and am deeply afraid that if a new version is tried, and new version is not liked, then going back might not be possible.

So like sailor in sea who fell off boat and is holding onto lifebelt in vast Cyber-Sea, so i cling onto Beautiful, Glorious, Magnificent, Unbuntu 11.04 until there actually is real proof that there is better version which has still aesthetically got everything that 11.04 has got.

Very good to meet you k3lt01, thank you for your reply: this is the first Linux Website i have ever encountered, where i could understand a lot of what the Geeks on the Website say!!!

Linux Websites almost all look, to non-Geeks, like advanced textbooks on Nanotechnology/nuclear physics!!!

cascade9,

Hi, thank you for writing.

i can get no sound anywhere in Ubuntu, whether on Web, or trying to play music CD.

Have got Dual System = Linux Ubuntu, and Windows XP3!!!

Spend most of time being online in Windows because of no sound in Ubuntu and even though graphics in Windows are far inferior, whether on Desktop or online, to Ubuntu.

Like this Website a lot and want to talk to you guys more.

Highly appreciate your willingness to help.

Am pretty knackered though tonight and want to try and watch a movie and then collapse into bed!!!

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Thank you again cascade9, hope to be able to talk to you again here, as want to learn more about Ubuntu and other similar platforms/variants such as (Kubuntu???) and Gnu!!!

Am not able to reward anyone here who helps me with "Geek Advice" as am not a Geek/Tech.

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:06 AM   #8
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Xlr_Prahlad, have got a Dual-Boot system (Windows XP3 and Ubuntu 11.04 - Windows mainly gets used because on it sound systems work reasonably okay, but Ubuntu is far superior to Windows in every other respect and especially graphics) and am recently back into Windows after checking out the sound but can get nothing anywhere, cannot play music CD's also.
'Can get nothing anywhere'- does this mean that your sound is broken in windows as well?
 
Old 10-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #9
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'Can get nothing anywhere'- does this mean that your sound is broken in windows as well?
I think his sound in Windows is ok, but only because he uses Windows to watch movies.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #10
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Hi everyone,

Apologies for the apparent sluggishness in replying, but live in extremely primitive circumstances (real rough and only being in the literal bush could be worse for computer gear and know what is being talked about as have spent long periods of time in the bush) and the computer got knocked out again.

My computer is ancient (nine years old!!!) and has got some dead external ports and also on Motherboard dead SATA Data connection points.

No choice about this, cannot afford better computer.

Was without computer for two days and nights. Tried to read books while computer is yet again at Tech shop!!!

Clock crawled at about one millimeter a year!!!

Cannot tonight write more, but came here now to say to everyone who has put Posts here, thank you, and i will try soon to reply to you all.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #11
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k3lt01

Howdy. Thank you for putting Post.

Will try and reply soon but am needing to first recover a bit from some stuff that has been going on at this end of the line.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #12
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cascade9

Thank you for writing.

Hi: sound in Windows almost always functions consistently but is never high quality!!!

Computer has not got internal Sound Card; use USB external Sound Card.

External Sound Card is adequate for Windows, (can do everything from playing music CD's to playing movies on Web and are getting good enough sound to be able to hear!!!) but Ubuntu 11.04 partition am not able to get sound anywhere!!!

Would like to add that am horrified at idea of losing Ubuntu 11.04: somehow managed to get the boot DVD to produce the non-Unity version, and am gonna fight to the Cyber-Death not to lose her.

Would totally diss Windows if only sound could be obtained in Linux Ubuntu 11.04, but because no way could be found to get sound in Ubuntu, and because the Windows partition (which is XP3) is the only place that sound and emails in Mozilla Thunderbird can be obtained, and because my computer even though nine years old, is for her time very high-end and is actually designed for 64-bit Operating Systems.

Is Athlon Dual Core Processor computer.

Have purchased on superb New Zealand Tech website Elive:

http://www.elive.co.nz/

Windows 7 Operating System Installation Disk!!!

Thought such a disk would be around $450.00 but Elive is making them available for only fraction of that.

Am no Geek, but nevertheless have been long enough with computers to know some things about them, and first thing for recommendation is to get brand new high-end computer!!!

Then, if Newbie to Linux, do dual-installations: install Windows into one partition to use as "main frame" so can use computer as normal, while learning to use Linux of choice on other partition.

cascade9:

If sound can be got on Linux Ubuntu 11.04 would almost diss Windows partition entirely and install a dual Linux platform such as Ubuntu and Red Hat.

Ultimately, if enough oxygen can be gasped in and out of, maybe it is possible!!!

Cheers cascade9

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #13
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Howdy again everyone:

For once, managed to stay sober enough for long enough (well, i make home brew and it's pretty kick-ass stuff!!!) to actually get something practical done:

Came here and copied and pasted into Wordpad various sections from the Posts you guys have placed here (used XP3 OS to get here) and then put the Wordpad file into a USB Drive and then rebooted into Linux Ubuntu 11.04.

Once in, tried using the Command Line that Xlr_Prahlad, very generously provided: i am useless with Command Line stuff (would love to be able to learn about it as enjoy playing with the Command Line Panel) because i cannot understand the results most of the time!!! The Command from Xlr_Prahlad produced a hell of a lot of information that to me looked like it was written in Martian!!!

However that did not matter because what counted is that Xlr_Prahlad's Command Line had made me get off my lazy back and actually go into Ubuntu to mess around with the Command Panel (i thought it might be an instant magic fix!!!).

And so because the Command Panel was "available" so to speak, i then tried typing into the Panel the FOSS Codec names that cascade9 very kindly provided in a Post: tried "FOSS" first, but it could not be found, so tried typing in Codec names that cascade9 provided such as "flac", and it was with flac that the proverbial jackpot was hit: the Command Window suddenly became a River Dniepr of Data and screeds of stuff was getting installed from somewhere.

After that was completed i somehow ended up in a big "Gnome" environment where i got presented with a pop-up panel that had my Video Card details on it and the Panel asked if Drivers for the Video Card would like to be downloaded and installed!!!

Pushed the "Yes" button, and a lot of downloading took place!!!

When that was completed i cranked up Firefox and went on the Web to see if sound could be obtained (was not feeling very hopeful at all as am programmed to expect utter defeat!!!)and just about went through the ceiling when a website that has got sound, started blasting out sound through the Computer speakers!!!

Could only sit there in stunned amazement trying to get to grips with the fact that there was actually sound emerging out of the speakers in Linux Ubuntu!!!

And it was for real!!! It actually was happening!!!

But believe it or not there was even more incredible things to happen, because another pop-up panel suddenly materialized asking if updates for Ubuntu would be liked.

Pushed "Yes" and then the Panel changed to say the Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Platform would now be upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 "Ocelot".

Around an hour of downloading then took place (a warning was given that the actual installation of the downloaded files could take several hours) and then was asked to reboot; rebooted, and on screen emerged what looked like giant Command-Line Panel covered in Data, with blinking cursor at bottom-left.

Sat there looking at it for around ten minutes trying to see if anything was changing or doing something, but nothing appeared to be, so read through everything trying to find out an instruction to do something such as press keyboard key(s) but again could find nothing.

Tried pressing keys such as "Enter", "Esc", etc, and various combinations of keys but could make nothing happen.

In the end went to the dreaded resort of "Cold-Killing" the Computer (yeah i know it is a terrible thing to do, and hate doing it) and then attempting to boot back into Ubuntu....only to be confronted with the giant "Command Line" stuff again.

It was then that my low-speed brain began to realize that the pop-up Panel that said the installation of upgrade files would take several hours, was actually talking about what i was looking at!!! (Had hoped originally that the hour-long download process had included installation of files, but was wishful dreaming!!!).

So hit the Cold-Kill button yet again and rebooted into Windows XP3, as don't feel like sitting around all day without a computer as she is like my own blood and oxygen supply!!! Was too hungry for Web!!!

Intention is to before flaking out tonight to boot Computer into Ubuntu again and then leave her to do her "Command Line" thing all night, so hopefully in morning all is good and can boot into "Ocelot" 11.10!!!

If she will fully boot, and fervently praying that the Gnome Platform is still intact and that has not been over-ridden with that Unity garbage (read about them on Web, nobody likes them!!!), then hopefully there will be what cascade9 means by MATE = Gnome???

i absolutely love my Ubuntu Platform (is very beautiful and has got magnificent Task Bar with Clock-Calendar on it!!!) and feel sick at prospect of losing the Platform.

Everything seemed to be going so fabulously well until the reboot stage was reached. When Cold-Killing, saw "Command Line" start writing a lot of stuff and am sure saw words "Putting On Hold" before Computer shut down.

Fingers crossed.

Want to thank all you guys again, without your help and advice i could not have even tried a single thing as had no idea how and where to begin, and could not do any research on Web as kept on ending up on Linux Uber-Geek Websites where an IQ like that of Dmitri Mendeleev or Konstantin Zielkovsky is needed just to ask a question!!!

All the very best everyone, absolutely love this Website as am able here to talk to real Linux Geeks at long last!!!
 
Old 10-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #14
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cascade9,

Hi, thank you sincerely again for taking the time to so generously help me, be assured of appreciation.

cascade9, long before getting first computer, was fanatically determined with desire to be Linux!!! Wanted to be Red Hat (unfortunately Red Hat actually is far too advanced for me to be able to know how to use) and then found Australian "Atomic" magazines (wow, what jaw-droppingly Awesome magazine!!!) that included big fascinating article about Knoppix and where Atomic Geeks were raving with delight!!! Raving actually with ecstasy!!!
Atomic Geeks in article are in Heaven with Knoppix!!!

There is a guy in my area who sells Linux CD's and DVD's and have got a miniature mountain of them; never got so far Knoppix as Knoppix is too advanced, or was too advanced, so got stuff like Puppy Linux, Linux Mint, etc, (my Computer either does not like them with blurry graphics in certain areas, or else they have got old Firefox with massive Toolbar overhang that hogs around a quarter of screen) but somewhere along line found out about Ubuntu and suddenly thereby found by accident finally a Linux System that my Computer literally loves: she loves Ubuntu!!!

In Windows the graphics on Computer are extremely mediocre, no matter what is being done = Desktop stuff or Web, graphics nothing to get excited about at all. Eyesight is not good and floundered around on web trying to find information to make things like text darker but to no avail.

But in Linux Ubuntu is whole new Cyber World of superb clarity of precision in Graphics and breathtakingly beautiful colour also: to someone with poor eyesight, Ubuntu is like drowning man being hauled out of sea!!!

In Ubuntu also, all of my favourite websites look completely different (their entire layouts are totally different to how they look in Windows XP3!!!) and radically for the much better: in Windows they are like local Council building.

But in Linux they are like Saint Basils Cathedral of Moscow!!!

You guys have enabled me to enter a whole new glorious world.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:08 AM   #15
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Have purchased on superb New Zealand Tech website Elive:

http://www.elive.co.nz/

Windows 7 Operating System Installation Disk!!!

Thought such a disk would be around $450.00 but Elive is making them available for only fraction of that.
Wow, that site looks very expensive, $364 for windows 7 home premium? Here (brisbane, australia) I can get windows 7 home premium for $92, pro for $134, ultimate for $174 (those are 'OEM' prices, a bit different to the 'retail' versions) You should hould be able to get similar prices in new zealand. Try looking with staticice before you buy stuff next time, I'm seeing windows 7 home premium OEM for $130 NZ-

http://www.staticice.co.nz/cgi-bin/s...ium+OEM&spos=1

By the way, I'm just assuming that you are in NZ due to the .nz site. If it wasnt for that, I'd guess you were Russian. 'Saint Basils' and 'River Dniepr'are givaways...I dont know amny australians of new zealanders who can even pronounce 'dniepr', and you spent it the Russian way (though you did put an extra 'i' in compared to the Russian if I remember my Russian spelling right)


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And so because the Command Panel was "available" so to speak, i then tried typing into the Panel the FOSS Codec names that cascade9 very kindly provided in a Post: tried "FOSS" first, but it could not be found, so tried typing in Codec names that cascade9 provided such as "flac", and it was with flac that the proverbial jackpot was hit: the Command Window suddenly became a River Dniepr of Data and screeds of stuff was getting installed from somewhere.
You migth not have beeen installing anything, depending on the command you used. To install stuff the command (with ubuntu) is-

sudo apt-get install {package-name}

Flac should have been installed 'out of the bpx' so audo apt-get install flac should have given a result like this-

Code:
apt-get install flac
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
flac is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove
Other commands will give differetn results, like-

flac

Code:
flac
===============================================================================
flac - Command-line FLAC encoder/decoder version 1.2.1
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007  Josh Coalson

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.
===============================================================================

This is the short help; for all options use 'flac --help'; for even more
instructions use 'flac --explain'

To encode:
  flac [-#] [INPUTFILE [...]]

  -# is -0 (fastest compression) to -8 (highest compression); -5 is the default

To decode:
  flac -d [INPUTFILE [...]]

To test:                                                                                                                 
  flac -t [INPUTFILE [...]]
locate flac-

Code:
*removed list of all the flac files on my system*
/usr/bin/flac
/usr/bin/metaflac
/usr/lib/kde4/k3bflacdecoder.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libflac_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/demux/libflacsys_plugin.so
/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/packetizer/libpacketizer_flac_plugin.so
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/deadbeef/flac.so
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/deadbeef/flac.so.0
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/deadbeef/flac.so.0.0.0
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer-0.10/libgstflac.so
/usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.30/xineplug_flac.so
/usr/share/doc/flac
/usr/share/doc/libflac++6
/usr/share/doc/libflac8
/usr/share/doc/flac/README.gz
/usr/share/doc/flac/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/flac/copyright
/usr/share/doc/libflac++6/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libflac++6/copyright
/usr/share/doc/libflac8/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libflac8/copyright
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/128x128/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/128x128/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/16x16/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/16x16/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/22x22/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/22x22/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/256x256/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/256x256/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/32x32/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/32x32/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/48x48/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/48x48/mimetypes/audio-x-flac.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/64x64/mimetypes/audio-x-flac+ogg.png
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/var/lib/dpkg/info/libflac8:amd64.postinst
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Originally Posted by Staritza View Post
Pushed "Yes" and then the Panel changed to say the Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Platform would now be upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 "Ocelot".

Around an hour of downloading then took place (a warning was given that the actual installation of the downloaded files could take several hours) and then was asked to reboot; rebooted, and on screen emerged what looked like giant Command-Line Panel covered in Data, with blinking cursor at bottom-left.

If she will fully boot, and fervently praying that the Gnome Platform is still intact and that has not been over-ridden with that Unity garbage (read about them on Web, nobody likes them!!!), then hopefully there will be what cascade9 means by MATE = Gnome???
It wasnt me who mentioned MATE, it was k3lt01. MATE is a 'fork' (continuation of the project under differetn leadership and name) of gnome 2.X. It is installable in 11.10 and later as far as I know.

Sorry to tell you this, but 11.04 is the last ubuntu version that uses gnome 2.X by default. If you upgrade to 11.10, you will get unity. The good news is that changing to a different deskop is easy. I'd give xubuntu or Xfce a go before you decdie to try installing MATE into 11.10.

If you like xfce/xubuntu, you can run this command to get rid of all the unity stuff-

Code:
sudo apt-get remove adium-theme-ubuntu apg appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt at-spi2-core bamfdaemon banshee banshee-extension-soundmenu banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore baobab binfmt-support bluez-gstreamer branding-ubuntu brasero brasero-cdrkit brasero-common checkbox checkbox-gtk cli-common compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-plugins-default compiz-plugins-main-default compizconfig-backend-gconf deja-dup duplicity dvd+rw-tools empathy empathy-common eog evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common example-content gbrainy gedit gedit-common geoclue geoclue-ubuntu-geoip ginn gir1.2-atspi-2.0 gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-indicate-0.6 gir1.2-peas-1.0 gir1.2-totem-1.0 gir1.2-totem-plparser-1.0 gir1.2-wnck-3.0 gnome-bluetooth gnome-control-center gnome-control-center-data gnome-desktop3-data gnome-disk-utility gnome-font-viewer gnome-icon-theme-symbolic gnome-media gnome-nettool gnome-online-accounts gnome-orca gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver gnome-screenshot gnome-search-tool gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-canberra gnome-session-common gnome-settings-daemon gnome-system-log gnome-system-monitor gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data gnome-user-share gnome-utils-common growisofs gstreamer0.10-gconf gvfs-backends gwibber gwibber-service gwibber-service-facebook gwibber-service-identica gwibber-service-twitter hwdata ibus-gtk3 indicator-appmenu indicator-datetime indicator-power indicator-session intel-gpu-tools libappindicator0.1-cil libarchive1 libatk-adaptor libatspi2.0-0 libaudio2 libbamf0 libbamf3-0 libboost-serialization1.46.1 libbrasero-media3-1 libcamel-1.2-29 libcanberra-pulse libcdio-cdda0 libcdio-paranoia0 libcdio10 libcompizconfig0 libdbus-glib1.0-cil libdbus1.0-cil libdbusmenu-qt2 libdconf-dbus-1-0 libdconf-qt0 libdconf0 libdecoration0 libebackend-1.2-1 libebook1.2-12 libecal1.2-10 libedata-book-1.2-11 libedata-cal-1.2-13 libedataserver1.2-15 libedataserverui-3.0-1 libexempi3 libfolks-telepathy25 libfolks25 libgail-3-common libgail-common libgconf2.0-cil libgdata-common libgdata1.7-cil libgdata13 libgdiplus libgdu-gtk0 libgeoclue0 libgexiv2-0 libgif4 libgkeyfile1.0-cil libglew1.5 libglewmx1.5 libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-cil libglib2.0-data libgmime-2.4-2 libgmime2.4-cil libgnome-control-center1 libgnome-desktop-3-2 libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0 libgnome-menu2 libgnome2-common libgnomekbd-common libgnomekbd7 libgoa-1.0-0 libgpgme11 libgpod-common libgpod4 libgtk-sharp-beans-cil libgtk2.0-cil libgtkmm-3.0-1 libgtksourceview-3.0-0 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libgtkspell3-0 libgudev1.0-cil libgweather-3-0 libgweather-common libgwibber-gtk2 libgwibber2 libhyphen0 libidl0 liblaunchpad-integration1.0-cil liblircclient0 liblouis-data liblouis2 libmetacity-private0 libmhash2 libmission-control-plugins0 libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.0-cil libmono-csharp4.0-cil libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-sharpzip4.84-cil libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-security4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil libmono-system4.0-cil libmono-zeroconf1.0-cil libmtp-common libmtp-runtime libmtp9 libmysqlclient16 libmythes-1.2-0 libneon27-gnutls libnotify0.4-cil libnux-1.0-0 libnux-1.0-common liboauth0 liborbit2 liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 libpeas-1.0-0 libpeas-common libprotobuf7 libprotoc7 libpth20 libqt4-dbus libqt4-declarative libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-svg libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtbamf1 libqtcore4 libqtdee2 libqtgconf1 libqtgui4 libquvi0 libraptor2-0 librasqal3 librdf0 libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc libreoffice-common libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw libreoffice-emailmerge libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-help-en-us libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math libreoffice-style-human libreoffice-writer librest-0.7-0 librsync1 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio libstlport4.6ldbl libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 libtaglib2.0-cil libtelepathy-farsight0 libtelepathy-logger2 libtextcat-data libtextcat0 libtotem-plparser17 libtotem0 libubuntuone-1.0-1 libubuntuone1.0-cil libunique-3.0-0 libunity-2d-private0 libunity-core-4.0-4 libunity-misc4 libwmf0.2-7-gtk libwnck-3-0 libwnck-3-common libyajl1 libzeitgeist-1.0-1 light-themes media-player-info metacity metacity-common mono-4.0-gac mono-gac mono-runtime mousetweaks mysql-common nautilus nautilus-sendto nautilus-sendto-empathy nautilus-share notify-osd notify-osd-icons nux-tools obexd-client overlay-scrollbar plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo protobuf-compiler pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-gconf python-brlapi python-configglue python-dateutil python-egenix-mxdatetime python-egenix-mxtools python-farsight python-indicate python-libproxy python-louis python-papyon python-protobuf python-pyatspi2 python-pyinotify python-speechd python-support python-telepathy python-twisted-names python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-control-panel python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol python-uno python-wnck qdbus qt-at-spi seahorse shotwell sni-qt ssh-askpass-gnome telepathy-butterfly telepathy-gabble telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-indicator telepathy-logger telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-salut thunderbird-gnome-support tomboy totem totem-common totem-mozilla totem-plugins ubuntu-artwork ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-mono ubuntu-sounds ubuntu-system-service ubuntu-wallpapers ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome ubuntuone-control-panel ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk ubuntuone-couch ubuntuone-installer unity unity-2d unity-2d-launcher unity-2d-panel unity-2d-places unity-2d-spread unity-asset-pool unity-common unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-scope-musicstores unity-services uno-libs3 ure vino whois wodim xdiagnose xfonts-mathml zeitgeist zeitgeist-datahub zeitgeist-extension-fts && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfceoneiric

Warning! Only applies to 11.10, for other versions of ubuntu go to the site linked.
 
  


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