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    Angry Updates killed sound and video

    Just installed some "critical updates" yesterday into Ubuntu 9.04. Now, i have ONLY the log-on sound... cannot play audio files (any type), and what's just as bad, my video playback has gone away as well... Again, all file types... The videos will open, but play at 2-3 frames a second, with no sound.

    I've spent the bulk of the evening on the i-net searching newsgroups, and have uninstalled, re-installed, etc. and have had NO luck, other than bad, of course...

    UB sees the sound card:

    ~dkolars@Desktop:~$ aplay -l
    ~**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    ~card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
    ~ Subdevices: 0/1
    ~Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    and tells me I'm a user:

    ~dkolars@Desktop:~$ grep 'audio' /etc/group
    ~audio:29ulse,root,dkolars

    Don't know what 'pulse' is...

    Sound card is HDA Intel ALC88 -- video card is NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT.

    Everything worked JUST FINE until I did the "critical updates"... I'm not sure I like the definition of "critical" that is being used here...

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    Question Re: Updates killed sound and video

    OK, so I posted this, and again tried to open a video, and it works! ??? .flv, .wmv, etc. all play now... This is making no sense at all, but I'll take it!!

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    Arrow Re: Updates killed sound and video

    Check if you are enable any thirdparty repos like mediubuntu...

    Application>Administration>Synaptic>setting>reposi tories >third-party software tab ....and disable that repos...reload and reinstall codecs [ubuntu-restricted-extras]
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    Re: Updates killed sound and video


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