Sound Problem with ubuntu 10.10

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Oct 21 05:18:13 UTC 2010

On 21/10/2010 15:26, Mark wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>> People will disagree with me, but what I do is to simply uninstall
>> pulseaudio and at the same time install alsamixergui; then start
>> alsamixergui (using ALT-F2) and make sure that all the correct channels
>> have been activated. For example, with me, and I use the SoundBlaster
>> Audigy card, I have to activate the Analog Output Jack.
> That worked fine for me, but I can't seem to locate a single master
> volume control with easy access.
> Also, my sound control keys don't work (yet).
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks.
> Mark

Ah. Now, I have the 5.1 Creative speaker system installed and the volume 
and woofer controls are sitting at my finger tips on a control unit at 
the end of a cable :-) . So I only have to twirl a lill knob to get more 
or less volume. Also, the apps I use (eg, xine, vlc) have their own 
volume controls.

All this boils down to: I hadn't come across what you are now 
experiencing. However, there is a solution (or two...). (You can of 
course run alsamixergui using ALT-F2 or even alsamixer from a terminal 
command line - but this is not what you are after I take it.)

Go back to System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager and install 

This will re-acivate the System>Preferences>Sound where you can set the 
volume using the slider.

(There is also a way to bring back the volume control thingie in the 
upper panel but I have forgotten how to do it. Someone else will know 
because 'they' told me how to do it in the first place....)


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