Sound blues are back.

Jim Smith jim at
Thu Oct 9 04:01:49 UTC 2008

Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> Jim Smith wrote:
>> Anthony M. Rasat wrote:
>>>> The Gnome fanfare plays when Gnome starts up but >there is no 
>>>> other sound. At one >point before changing kernels, I could
>>>>> get sound by hovering the >pointer over a music file.
>>> Do you w32codecs packages installed?
>> I do but the only audio files I have on board here are Ogg Vorbis. 
>> They should always work. I just did a "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" 
>> which put the latest kernel, modules etc on and results are 
>> unfortunately the same, no sound except for the drum rattle at the 
>> login screen and the fanfare when Gnome starts up. I am too tired 
>> for further work here so I'm shutting this laptop down and going to
>>  bed, see all tomorrow and many thanks.
>> Jim
> I've reverted to OSS on Intrepid since none of the other options are
> working for me. I'm running the Beta 1 with patches (AMD64 release). I
> was running Pulse audio until I made the upgrade from hardy to
> Intrepid Alpha 6.
I suppose I could do that. ALSA always worked before on this machine;
Sony Laptop, Pentium M, 2Gb RAM, Intel graphics & sound. Would you
recommend using Synaptic to remove everything I can find referencing
Pulseaudio? I did the upgrade from Hardy when the Beta was released.

Thank You


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