cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Sat Dec 13 01:05:20 UTC 2008
On Saturday 13 December 2008 00:35, John wrote:
> steve wrote:
> > John wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> is there any way I can establish which sound drivers I need to get my
> >> Dell + Ubuntu laptop shouting at me? It's very silent ATM and tells me:
> >> "No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found."
> >> when I click the icon in the menu bar
> >> TIA
> >> J
> > lets try lspci | grep audio in a terminal first and see what you have
> > for a sound chip
> Worryingly, that just returns to the command prompt with no output
Which Ubuntu version. 8.10?
Try, lspci -vn (just post the soundcard bit)
To see if the soundcard is detected run the following.
If the soundcard is detected, and set as card0, that is a good sign.
Post the output also from the following command.
grep ^Codec /proc/asound/card?/codec*
Ubuntu has Pulseaudio enabled as default, so opening alsamixer in Gnomes
terminal will just show one slider. To see all controls, open alsamixer as
alsamixer -D hw:0
I had no problems with sound on my machine that has an hda intel card, and
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10, but you may find you have to mess with settings in
alsamixer to get sounds working. The usual sliders that need to be pushed up
are, Master, PCM, Front, CD. Some controls may be muted (the M key will togle
the mute/unmute on these controls). External Amplifier, and External Speaker,
are a couple of controls are worth looking at , if they exist. Changing their
state can sometimes get sounds working.
Which make/model of Laptop/PC are you using?
Just some suggestions.
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