No sound, no volume control in system tray ( Lubuntu 13.04 fresh install on a new hardware)
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Tue Aug 13 18:08:45 UTC 2013
On 08/13/2013 11:46 AM, German G wrote:
> Hello gentlemen,
> Recently I bought new hardware for my new htpc system. A8 AMD APU and
> a new FM2 gigabyte motherboard. I must say that everything was working
> flowlessly on my am2 nvidea 7 year old motherboard. I mean the sound
> was working with the same 13.04 Lubuntu. I booted up, and I didn't
> hear not only sounds, but volume control in systray also. I must say
> that I know that you have to click on the back panel "add/remove
> items", and volume control is there, but just doesn't add up to sys
> tray. My primarily music player Audacious indulge me with some weird
> errors.. something
> lime like pcm_snd_ can't find files. ( I definitely include all the
> info I had if you be with me). The problem that it seems to me that
> Lubuntu has a very small user base, so my questions regarding this on
> web forums yield even almost no hits. Everyone ( well, younger users
> at least want Unity and some sort of support). I want support too, but
> with Lubuntu and LXDE. They seem perfectly for my needs. Needless to
> say, after my seach for help on the web, which doesn't seen to have
> any solution to my problem, I stumbled upon the info that all
> distribution of Ubuntu family have ( Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu ) have
> something called pulseaudio by default. I also gleaned that Lubuntu
> doesn't have it and that some developer in WIKI promised to write how
> to install pulseaudio in Lubuntu, but this is in progress. Just for
> the hack of it, i booted up live Xubuntu distro and wow -- audio
> works. So, it is not a problem of my new hardware. It seems that
> something is broken in Lubuntu. I am not sure if that pulseaudio
> problem or alsa, but the fact is I don't have sound in my lovely
> Lubuntu with which I was from the first days. ( I was using Ubuntu
> before they indroduced Unitiy and staff got sissy. So, if anyone is
> willing to help, your opinions if I should tinker alsa, or install
> pulseaudio ( which I have no clue how to do it, or else where do I
> need to start is greatly appreciated). Thanks for your fellowship
> time. Happy camper before it's all happend, German. ( st. Petersburg
I use sound with Lubuntu without the problems you experienced (levels
11.10 through 13.04).
One difference, is that where I need to use Java Sound MIDI, I need to
use PulseAudio, which I think is not installed on Lubuntu by default.
But to use PulseAudio, you also need the "pavucontrol" package to
control it. It isn't a dependency of pulseaudio because other
distributions have their own mixers to control it.
So on all of my Lubuntu systems, I install the "pulseaudio" and
"pavucontrol" packages before trying to use them.
I also have problems where I usually have multiple soundcards, and I
have found it best to (in the "Configuration" tab of Pulse Audio Volume
Control (pavucontrol)), to set the "Profile" drop-box to "Off" of the
soundcard my amplifier is not connected-to.
You have different hardware than I do, so the above may not solve your
problems, but it's worth trying, as a first step.
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