No Sound in Ubuntu 10.04

Rob robfleet at
Thu Jul 22 02:17:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 11:28 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:23:41 am Rob wrote:
> > Has anyone else had problems with sound in 10.04?  I have two desktops
> > here (the one I'm using now) and another one in another room.  I have
> > 10.04 installed on this machine and the sound works fine.  It is a
> > Lenovo A61 Tower w/AMD 64x2 processor.
> > 
> > My other desktop is an Alienware w/500 gig HD and 2 Gig RAM.  I have
> > tried everything I can think of to get sound working including calling
> > up the Alsa Mixer in a terminal (the Master is always muted which I then
> > unmute and increase the volume with no effect).  I have a SB Audigy 2 ZS
> > soundcard with Via 8237 chipset.
> > 
> > I know it's not a hardware problem because sound worked fine with prior
> > versions of Ubuntu (and with a recent version of Dream Linux both from
> > the live CD and, as installed to hard drive).
> > 
> > If anyone has had similar problems and solved it, I'd sure love to hear
> > the fix!
> Check the mixer window and see if the "PCM" setting is at zero or muted or if 
> the slider is even there.  That was all that was wrong with mine in 10.04.  
> The slider can be added via Settings > Configure Channels.
> -- 
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276
>  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403

Thanks for the reply JW.  I have the PCM column in Alsamixer and it is
not set at zero or muted -- the slider is there, so that mustn't be
it...any other ideas?

I just don't understand why I have no problems in 10.04 on this machine
but (using the same installation source), I do ont he machine in


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