Xubuntu 12.04 - sound not working

Frans Ketelaars ketelaars at online.nl
Fri Sep 21 15:35:40 UTC 2012

On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:21:20 -0400, Bill Stanley wrote:

> Hi,
> As an experiment, I installed Xubuntu 12.04 to see if it is acceptable.
>   All in all, it is OK but I am getting absolutely no sound.  I read
> somewhere that XFCE and Pulse Audio might not work in certain instances.
>   I have Pulse Audio installed and I am trying to figure out what is
> wrong.  The problem can't be hardware related because my sound system
> works just fine with Ubuntu 10.10.  I also notice a lack of meaningful
> sound control programs in the default installation of Xubuntu.
> I would appreciate any hints in getting my sound working.
> Bill Stanley

I would try the command "cat /proc/asound/cards" to see if ALSA 
recognizes your sound hardware. You can try "alsamixer" from the command 
line to control volumes.

Good luck!


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