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November 3rd, 2008, 03:34 PM
:( Upgraded from 8.04 LTS to 8.10 hoping the sound problem has been corrected.

NOT SO, still no start-up sound, then went to Youtube and still NO SOUND????

Have a swappable rack system, one HD with Ubuntu (my every day working Distro), one HD with, now, PCLinuxOS (use this HD to try out other distros) and third one with Xp Prof.

To try Live DVDs I remove rack HD.

In all these other setups (PCLinuxOS, Xp Prof. and Live DVDs) the sound works fine!

What gives?????

Have I got too many installed and need to remove some, but why no initial start-up sound?


Movie Player
MPlayer Movie Player
Real Player 10
Rhythembox Music Player
VLC Media Player

Also could not, previously, activate Java this appears to be OK now.

November 3rd, 2008, 03:37 PM
Can you hear the startup sound when you manually play it in sound prefs for example

November 3rd, 2008, 03:47 PM
Hi tuxxy
Not that sophisticated in linux yet. How do I get to "sound prefs"

November 3rd, 2008, 04:46 PM
On your tray, double click on sound icon to open the utility.
You should see:
Master, PCM, etc...
Check if PCM is all the way up. If not,put it all the way up. Then put master halfway the bar.
Check if BOTH bars on PCM are up.

Sounds silly, but it fixed it for me O___O I kept putting "master" up, and no sound, because PCM was all the way down! How was I supposed to know?:P