No sound

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Tue Jun 3 22:03:12 UTC 2008

Pastor JW wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 June 2008 01:36:59 pm williec40 at wrote:
>> Hi! I am new in Ubuntu. I have a problem with my sound. I have
>> Ubuntu 8.04 and my medias works well until I need to hear some
>> radio station by Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla asked me to choose
>> between various plug ins. Some of them was Xine, Mplayer and
>> others. I choosed Mplayer. After that I did not hear the radio
>> station neither cd players and dvd players. I tried a lot of stuff
>> that I found via Ubuntu documentation, but nothing worked. Please,
>> If anybody Know what to do, send me a massage. Remember that I am
>> new with Linux-Ubuntu.
> Which kernel are you using?  The latest kernel, 2.6.24-17 seems to
> have a problem with sound and on my laptop the wireless connection
> although I could get that to work.  If I want sound for watching a
> DVD for instance I have to hit Esc in grub, (very early in the boot
> sequence) and choose the previous kernel, 2.6.24-16 instead.  You
> didn't say what hardware you were using but mine is intel duo-core on
> a new Dell laptop.

Two things come to mind. (1) install Helix via Synaptic, and (2) maybe
install the non-free/unsupported/restricted codec packs via Medibuntu.

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