I was following this guide, but the result is still no sound AND now also a messed-up GNOME. Problems with Login Screen and sudo nautilus.
I run Hardy with kernel 2.6.24-16-generic, and GNOME 2.22.2. There was no sound after installing the 2.6.24-16-generic kernel (as per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...9/comments/173 -- I had been trying to fix Suspend/Hibernate problems but htat's another story). Here is the part of the sound guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...47&postcount=1) that caused the problem:(1) Remove these packages[My comment: Why does removing the sound driver remove the GUI for the operating system? Why not fix it ASAP to prevent the sort of thing that I describe below? --User 101.
(2) Reinstall those same packagesCode:sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
Code:sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils [list][*]VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Ubuntu (GNOME) users have reported that packages 'gdm' and 'ubuntu-desktop' are removed after removing the linux-sound-base packages.
Continuing on with the quote from the sound guide:]I did all this, but after the reboot, there was no more Face Browser with user names, you had to enter the user name manually.If this happens, then do the following
(3) RebootCode:sudo apt-get install gdm ubuntu-desktop
I tried to fix this, but unfortunately, System > Administration > Login Window > [Admin. Password] > program flickers on briefly and crashes (just vanishes without trace from the screen). Running sudo gdmsetup from Terminal causes the same result, with the message "Segmentation fault" in Terminal. I had to figure out how to
manually to restore a Login Face Browser by removingCode:sugo gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
and instead typingCode:GraphicalTheme=Human
In addition, if I want to browse file system as root, I tryCode:GraphicalTheme=happygnome-list
but I get:Code:sudo nautilus
None of this was a problem before I tried to work through the sound guide.Code:seahorse nautilus module initialized Initializing nautilus-share extension Segmentation fault
I'm just a home user who was hoping for a stable and secure alternative to Windows. I appreciate that this is a free operating system, and many of the people here and on Launchpad are volunteers who are trying very hard to help. Having said this, I feel like I'm getting deeper and deeper into trouble: first just trying to fix Suspend/Hibernate broke the Sound. Trying to fix Sound then broke the Login and sudo nautilus (with the sound still broken).
Is there a quick and simple solution to my sound and Login problems that would not break something else?
--Or should I just reinstall Hardy?
--Or maybe go back to Gutsy, where I had many fewer problems?
Thanks in advance for your help.