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Old 04-05-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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Mint8 sound problem

Have Mint8 set-up in a dual-boot on an Acer Aspire One (with newer N450 Atom processor) with Windows7 Starter. Most things working fine but can get no sound with Movie player or other apps. Am new to Linux. Have seen that this has been a problem with earlier Mint's - can't find a post on this forum.
Would appreciate help.
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Have you checked the sound is not muted?
Old 04-06-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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Mint8 sound

Yes - have done the obvious. Worked through posts relating to ensuring that sound card is identified etc. Not sure I have understood everything (I can now see why Linux really isn't for everyone - why make things so cryptic?). Have now got sound in Gnome Player (sort of) not Movie Player (my preference)- problem seems to be with Pulse Audio?
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Just for grins can you boot to the live cd and see if sound works?
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No mixer..?

I had the same problem with Mint and fooled around with all the settings...finally discovered that I hadn't downloaded and installed a sound mixer. Which I did (can't remember the name of it offhand, it was a simple text based thing where you move X's to change slider settings) and Behold, music poured forth. Did the same with Ubuntu on another machine. Do these not get installed by default? I dunno.

If this makes no sense write me & I'll try to figure out what I did. vandamme at juno dot com.
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Are your sound drivers installed?


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