Xubuntu 12.04 - sound not working

Bill Stanley bstanle at wowway.com
Fri Sep 21 15:21:41 UTC 2012

On 09/20/2012 10:10 PM, Steven Grace wrote:

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> I have a non-standard audio setup and had a much *easier* time getting
> sound working in Xubuntu than I did in Ubuntu.
> Have you checked "Sound Settings" (Volume Control), accessed by clicking
> the speaker icon in the panel?

That's the problem, I can't find anything related to the sound system. 
I always check if the sound has been somehow muted first.  The only 
thing I found was "Pulse audio sound volume" in the Multimedia menu. 
Other than that, there is nothing.  I tried playing around with that 
without any luck.

> If you can't figure it out, tell us about your hardware configuration,
> especially sound cards and video cards. Xubuntu may have picked the
> wrong sound card as your default.

I do not have a separate sound card, it's on the motherboard.  The specs 
say it is an integrated 7.1 channel, High Definition Audio with S/PDIF 
support.  The computer is a Dell Studio XPS.

Bill Stanley

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