Can't play music after upgrade to dapper -Solved!

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Jun 5 16:35:08 BST 2006

Tez wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Well, kcontrol isn't "System Settings", it's the old Control Center, and
>> it doesn't have a "System Services" either, and it _still_ doesn't have
>> anything about alsa-utils.
> In either the "old" kcontrol or System settings it should be there,
> in the system settings ("new") one it will be on the bottom right,
> the icon looks like traffic lights.
> Or in kcontrol it's in System Administration, same icon.

Nope, I don't have a "System Services".  However, given that the icon is a
traffic light, I'd have to guess that it's just a way to invoke ksysv -
which I do have.  Anyone know what hoop I have to jump through to make that
show up in kcontrol/System Settings?

> If you can't find it just make sure you have alsa-utils installed.
> #sudo apt-get install alsa-utils

Well, I _do_ have that, have always had it.  It's not enabled to run at boot

> then start it up.
> #sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils start

So now I have sound, and it doesn't seem to need alsa-utils to be running,
anyway.  Sound continues to be a mystery to me...

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