No sound after the latest update
smcmackin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 13:45:34 UTC 2008
Miguel Daniel Rodríguez Magarzo wrote:
> El mié, 04-06-2008 a las 19:23 -0400, Shannon McMackin escribió:
>> Miguel Daniel Rodríguez Magarzo wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> I am not sure whether this problem happened after a single daily update
>>> or maybe after a automated kernel update, since generally I don't pay
>>> much attention about which updates are running, just let the system to
>>> do it. But the sound went off just after that update.
>>> This is a laptop Thinkpad T42 with a 2.6.24-18-generic kernel, Ubuntu
>>> Trying to open the volume control applet (which appears with the
>>> non-operative symbol, e.g. a white cross over a square red background),
>>> it says something similar to this:
>>> There were no GStreamer volume control devices found.
>>> "No se han encontrado complementos o dispositivos control de volumen de
>>> On the other hand, if we go to System > Preferences > Sound, and
>>> clicking in the first button ("To try") trying to listen some sound
>>> event, it gives me the following:
>>> audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample !
>>> gconfaudiosink: Failed to connect stream: Invalid argument
>>> Other buttons give similar warning, and there, just below at the end,
>>> there is no sound device to select!
>>> I think this bug:
>>> and this one:
>>> are saying the same, but those were reported months ago, I don't know
>>> its status or whether they were eventually solved.
>>> Is someone able to clear something at this, please?
>> Try installing the lum (linux ubuntu modules) package for your kernel.
>> Backports may also be appropriate.
> You were right. That was what was missing indeed. Synaptic,
> linux-ubuntu-modules for the latest kernel installed, reboot and
> everything fine.
> Though, I do not understand how such a relevant package doesn't come
> "attached" as a dependency when updating the system to a new kernel.
> People cannot re-check again and again which packages are present and
> which ones aren't at a certain moment... (in my honest opinion),
> specially when we talking about people that don't care very much about
> techs, but just a system ready for working.
> Thank you very much, man.
If you upgraded to the newer kernel before the 1st round of updates
after install, that package wouldn't have been pulled.
Also, as another poster indicated, an upgrade may have also missed the
Glad it's working now...
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