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Old 06-29-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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No volume control elements and/or devices found

I recently set up a dual boot installation of Windows 2000 and Fedora 4 on a pentium III, Dell OptiPlex GX1. Once the gnome desktop loads, I get an error message saying:

"No volume control elements and/or devices found."

After closing the message box, I attempted to go into volume control. I received another error message that reads:

"Registry is not present or it is corrupted, please update it by running gst-register"

Will running gst-rester solve the problem? If so, how do I run it?
Old 06-29-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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open a 'terminal' window and type the command. if it says permission denied, then run 'su -' then enter your root password and then enter the 'gst-register' command again.

maybe your sound card isnt detected? paste the output of 'lsmod' and 'lspci' and we can find out
Old 06-30-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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hi nadroj:

I opened a terminal window to run the 'gst-register' command, but the result was: "command not found". I therefore ran the command 'locate gst-register'. The output was the following:

warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory warning: You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the database. Please edit /etc/updatedb.conf to enable the daily cron job.

I then ran the 'updatedb' command but I was not sure how to edit '/etc/updatedb.conf', so the database has been updated, but no editing has been done and I still can't run the 'gst-register' command. Any help you can give on this will be greatly appreciated.

Also, the system does say: "The following audio devices were detected":

CS4236b/CS4236b(this is a 2nd tab seen at the top)
Vendor: CS4236b
Model: -CSC000f
Module: ns558
Primary audio device: -CSC0000 (but in drop down menu there is also: 'CSC0000' as a choice)

When the 2nd tab is selected the Model changes to: -CSC0000 and the Module to: snd-cs4236

'Play test sound' does not play a sound. I know that the speakers are working because I have perfect sound through windows

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Old 06-30-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
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I opened a terminal window to run the 'gst-register' command, but the result was: "command not found".
Did you run it as root? This command registers gstreamer plugins. The registry should be located in your home directory, i.e.


Try running it as root from your home directory.

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Removing my earlier rantings. Refer instead to the proper source for information.
Check perms on /dev/snd, /dev/audio, /dev/dsp

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Hannah View Post
"No volume control elements and/or devices found."
Recently, I got a similar error message ("No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found") under Ubuntu. The error was caused by a bug were user's group allocation gets removed. Specifically the user was no longer in the audio group. Re-adding this gruop membership and a quick X restart fixed things. I wrote a detailed description on my website:

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Old 02-12-2008, 01:55 AM   #7
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Smile got mine working.. :)

encountered the problem when i recently installed updates for ubuntu 7.10. then suddenly, my volume icon has a red warning sign over it. clicking the icon gives me an error window that says "No volume control Gstreamer plugins and/or devices found".

got my sound working with:

sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

which i got from this link.
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Tecra sound card

moved to new thread

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