sound problem in 8.10

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Tue Nov 4 20:35:53 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 04 November 2008 19:34, pkaplan1 at wrote:
> No. There's no pulse group on my system; does it have another name or is it
> somehow hidden from the user admininistration dialog? There's an audio
> group. No user is a member, but remember that the user created during
> installation has working sound. Paul

What you say above doesn't make sense on a Debian based install. You say there 
is an audio group, but no user is a member of it. I think the first thing I'd 
do is to add your users to the audio group in /etc/group. users are comma 
separated as below.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Fox" <dfox94085 at>
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at> Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 1:15:52 PM
> GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: Re: sound problem in 8.10
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 2:35 AM, Paul Kaplan <pkaplan1 at> wrote:
> > There's no such group on my system. Also I verified that all users are
> > members of the same groups.
> There's a pulse group, maybe that's it.

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