no sound in XFCE 4 on Kubuntu (except in Amarok ???)

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at
Tue Jun 9 21:47:04 UTC 2009

This box has a messed up KDE on Kubuntu 9.04.  I have installed XFCE 4 for 
now, because it works - mostly.

Sound doesn't.  At least not always.  Amarok can play files that are on the 
computer.  Kaffeine plays a CD, but there is no sound; hardly surprising, 
since the volume control reports that it is muted.  And iPlayer plays on in 
ghostly silence.

So: how do I unmute the volume in XFCE?  I asked on the XFCE list, but was 
sent here.

It is an ESS 1969 soundcard.

Gnome-alsamixer and alsamixer correctly identify the card, as does lspci, and 
the correct kernel module is loaded.



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