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Old 12-26-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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No volume control elements and/or devices found.

Getting this message in gnome when the desktop first comes up:

No volume control elements and/or devices found.

What is causing it?
Old 12-27-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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wild stabbing guess - your sound card

you could have guessed that right?

does your sound card work?
Old 12-27-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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While I don't know what is causing the problem, if in the event that you are using fedora, or something similar, gstreamer is ususally the main, so try this on your terminal:

su to root

enter the following: gst-register

if the file is not found, and you are up todate, then enter instead the silly things full name (because of the update):


and press enter. This will reload and find and whatelse all of the plugins.

Hope this works for you.
Old 12-30-2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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I am no longer getting the message. I do not know why. I did an apt-get update and a apt-get upgrade the other day now it is gone.


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