A sound popup relentlessly pops up in the upper right of my screen. It shows me that the sound is muted, with a non functioning volume bar beside it.

This is persistent through shutdowns.

This is not a new install - I have had it for a couple years now and upgraded it across a few versions.

10.04 - Lucid.

Running "top" I saw that notify-osd was continually second in the process list so I disabled it using the instructions here: http://www.killertechtips.com/2009/0...nty-jackalope/

Now a different screen is persistent in the middle of my desktop (on top of all other windows) showing a muted speaker and a non-working volume bar.

This computer doesn't even have a sound card, internal or otherwise.

Any help appreciated!