Apologies if not correct place!
A short time ago I up-graded to Oneiric Ocelet.
Since that time I have no access to sound controls - I have been unable to get the Pulse Sound programmes to run.
The error given when I try to run (Pulse Audio) is:
'Connection to Pulse Audio failed. In this case this is likely because Pulse_Server in the environment/X11 Root Window Properties or default-server in client.conf is misconfigured. This situation can also arise when Pulse Audio crashed and left stale details in the Root X11 window. If this is the case then Pulse Audio should autospawn again, or if this not cofigured you should run start-pulseaudio-x11 manually'
The Pulse Audio window remains on the desktop, appearing to be attempting to do something (unsuccessfully!).
I have tried removing Pulse Audio and then installing again, that made no difference.
I have no sound icon on the top toolbar (I did have that prior to upgrading to 11.10.
I have tried rebooting several times, again with no positive outcome.
I have a Dell E520 with an on-board Intel Sound system; there is a 1.5Gig memory and a 3.06Mghz processor.
In addition, my system is now slower than a wet week (or the implementation of a politicians promise!).
Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
Alan A Hart