Sound fix for xubuntu?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Wed Apr 22 23:08:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Nigel Henry
<cave.dnb2m97pp at> wrote:

Charlie, ran off, so if I can butt in, I might have a similar or not
problem. I had great sound on this system for 7.10. Starting with 8.04
and now 8.10, it is flat flakey. Usually some parts of the system
work. Right now rhythm box works but I have no sound in Firefox (I
guess Flash). I have fiddled previously with pulseaudio, but have not
gotten a permanent solution.

> cat /proc/asound/cards
> lsmod | grep snd

halb at honey:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0x50200000 irq 22

halb at honey:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_intel         384176  4
snd_pcm_oss            46848  0
snd_mixer_oss          22784  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                83204  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy          10884  0
snd_seq_oss            38528  0
snd_seq_midi           14336  0
snd_rawmidi            29824  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     15232  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                57776  6
snd_timer              29960  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         15116  5
snd                    63268  16
soundcore              15328  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         16136  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

> Open alsamixer on the command line, and see if anything is muted, or sliders
> needing to be pushed up a bit. The "M" key toggles the mute/unmute. Sliders
> like "Master", "PCM", "Front", need to be pushed up.


> Try running speaker-test as user on the CLI as user. This should output some
> pink noise from the speakers. To stop speaker-test press ctrl + c.
> Are you as user a member of the audio group in /etc/group?
> Try running speaker-test as below, just to see if sounds work as root.
> sudo speaker-test

I get a bunch of white noise type sound.

> I don't recommend running your system as root, but this is just a test to see
> if there are permissions problems.

Any port in a storm.



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