View Full Version : [ubuntu] Rhytombox plays the song but there is no sound

July 30th, 2009, 07:36 AM
I am new to Ubuntu and i am switching from windows xp. I have both xp and ubuntu on my laptop. i am using ubuntu 9.04 desktop edition. I want to play music on ubuntu using Rhythmbox. It shows that it is playing the song but there is no sound coming.....but if i am using the xp then everything is working fine.... i think i am mising some drivers or ubuntu and xp can't be on same machine..... please help me... i really want to switch from xp

PS: I am using HP pavillion dv2000 laptop

with regards,

July 30th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Do you get sound from anything? There is this really old thread, probably outdated, but it might be worth a read. I wouldn't do anything it says without asking as many things have changed sense then such as pulseaudio being added to the mix.

July 30th, 2009, 08:00 AM

July 30th, 2009, 08:02 AM
This may be kind of an obvious question (and something you've probably already tried), but have you clicked on the volume icon in the toolbar and the clicked "Volume Control" and looked in the mixer to check and see if 1) nothing is muted or turned all the way down and 2) that the correct audio device is selected? And to reiterate what the previous poster said, do you get sound from anything at all (i.e. system login sound, etc)?

July 30th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Thanks for asking those questions..... i just noticed that there is no sound at all.... no sound for startup or system login

with regards,

July 30th, 2009, 11:55 AM
installing restricted extras is a good idea, but will not fix your problem. 9.04 unfortunately has its share of sound problems.


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