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  1. #1
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    Sound Manager gone

    Greetings all

    I'm running Ubuntu DreamStudio 12.04 LTS on an IBM Intel (R) Core (TM) i 6-3470 CPU @ 320 GHz 3.20 GHz desktop (RAM 4Gb). And my problem has to do with Sound Settings.

    Initially, the Sound Manager (loudspeaker icon in top tool bar) did not show any activity. Input and Output windows, under Sound Settings, are completely dead: no recognition whatsoever of Microphone/Speakers/Headset. Alsamixer is enabled and in perfect working order, though, as far as I can see.

    A friend advised to try

    sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio && sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

    This was duly followed up (see below). Reading not entirely complete, I'm afraid, due to an error whilst copying and pasting.

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    
    Building dependency tree
    
    Reading state information... Done
    
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    
    libmpeg3cine libguicast1 libtorque2 blender-codecs-ffmpeg0.10 libopenmpi1.3
    
    libopenimageio1.0 libquicktimecine libboost-thread1.46.1 gnome-alsamixer
    
    localechooser-data sfftw2 libnuma1 libibverbs1 libgsoap1 libltcsmpte1
    
    blender-openshadinglanguage-data
    
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    
    The following packages will be REMOVED
    
    dreamstudio-audio-control dreamstudio-audio-effects
    
    dreamstudio-audio-essentials dreamstudio-audio-recording
    
    dreamstudio-audio-utilities dreamstudio-complete dreamstudio-dj-tools
    
    dreamstudio-instruments dreamstudio-unity-desktop indicator-sound
    
    libcanberra-pulse pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-jack pulseaudio-module-x11
    
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 14 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    
    After this operation, 4,570 kB disk space will be freed.
    
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    
    (Reading database ... 300546 files and directories currently installed.)
    
    Removing dreamstudio-complete ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-audio-utilities ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-instruments ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-dj-tools ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-audio-recording ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-audio-effects ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-audio-essentials ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-audio-control ...
    
    Removing dreamstudio-unity-desktop ...
    
    Removing indicator-sound ...
    
    Removing libcanberra-pulse ...
    
    Removing pulseaudio-module-x11 ...
    
    Removing pulseaudio-module-jack ...
    
    Removing pulseaudio ...
    
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0 ...
    
    Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
    
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    
    Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
    
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    
    Building dependency tree
    
    Reading state information... Done
    
    The following packages will be REMOVED
    
    blender-codecs-ffmpeg0.10 blender-openshadinglanguage-data gnome-alsamixer
    
    libboost-thread1.46.1 libgsoap1 libguicast1 libibverbs1 libltcsmpte1
    
    libmpeg3cine libnuma1 libopenimageio1.0 libopenmpi1.3 libquicktimecine
    
    libtorque2 localechooser-data sfftw2
    
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 16 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    
    After this operation, 27.1 MB disk space will be freed.
    
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    
    (Reading database ... 300339 files and directories currently installed.)
    
    Removing blender-codecs-ffmpeg0.10 ...
    
    Removing blender-openshadinglanguage-data ...
    
    Removing gnome-alsamixer ...
    
    Removing libboost-thread1.46.1 ...
    
    Removing libgsoap1 ...
    
    Removing libguicast1 ...
    
    Removing sfftw2 ...
    
    Removing libopenmpi1.3 ...
    
    Removing libibverbs1 ...
    
    Removing libltcsmpte1 ...
    
    Removing libquicktimecine ...
    
    Removing libmpeg3cine ...
    
    Removing libnuma1 ...
    
    Removing libopenimageio1.0 ...
    
    Removing libtorque2 …
    - by the end of which my Sound Manager had completely vanished.
    Subsequently, I repeated

    sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

    This yielded the following:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    pulseaudio is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 31 not upgraded.

    Alsamixer was checked on as well - and still enabled, so no changes there. After restarting , however, no trace of Voice Manager, as before.

    Due to a hearing impediment, it's essential that Sound Settings is working properly. But I don't have a clue as to where to go from here.

    tnob
    Last edited by howefield; June 22nd, 2013 at 08:15 PM. Reason: added code tags

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    Give
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep -i pulsea
    Code:
    apaly -l
    **advice
    Put terminal output in CODE tags.

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    Thanks Jejeman,

    I'm going to try that.

    But before I do, could you please expand a little on what CODE tags are? I'm not that experienced yet with Terminal.

    tnob

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    CODE tags are for formating the forum post. It is "#" icon.
    It has nothing to do with terminal.

    You should edit your first post and put terminal output in [CODE] tags, not in[SIZE=1][/ SIZE] as you did.

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    Found out where CODE tags are to be gotten from, in the meanwhile, but haven't worked out yet how to insert those into a thread. So please forgive me for not giving you the Terminal output properly encased just yet.

    This is what I received:

    ii gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio 0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
    ii libpulse-mainloop-glib0 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
    ii libpulse0 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 PulseAudio client libraries
    ii libpulsedsp 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 PulseAudio OSS pre-load library
    ii pavucontrol 0.99.2-1build1 PulseAudio Volume Control
    ii pulseaudio 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 PulseAudio sound server
    ii pulseaudio-equalizer 2.7.0.2-2~webupd8~oneiric3 PulseAudio Equalizer - LADSPA plugin graphical user interface
    ii pulseaudio-module-x11 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
    ii pulseaudio-utils 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.3 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
    ii vlc-plugin-pulse 2.0.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1+opus1.2 PulseAudio plugin for VLC

    And subsequently:

    No command 'apaly' found, did you mean:
    Command 'aplay' from package 'alsa-utils' (main)
    apaly: command not found
    peter@peter-toshiba:~$ aplay -l
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC259 Analog [ALC259 Analog]
    Subdevices: 0/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    What now?

    tnob
    Last edited by howefield; June 22nd, 2013 at 08:15 PM. Reason: reset font to default.

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    Give
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep -i indicator-
    Is the sound working?

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    Quote Originally Posted by jejeman View Post
    Give
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep -i indicator-
    Is the sound working?
    Yep. Sound is working.

    It was, anyway, last time I tried (a couple of hours ago). All on the same level, though: no way now of adjusting the desktop's sound volume.

    tnob

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    By the way, this is what I'm getting from dpkg -l | grep -i indicator-

    ii indicator-application 0.5.0-0ubuntu1 Application Indicators
    ii indicator-appmenu 0.3.97-0ubuntu1 Indicator for application menus.
    ii indicator-cpufreq 0.1.4-0ubuntu2 CPU frequency scaling indicator
    ii indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2 Simple clock
    ii indicator-messages 0.6.0-0ubuntu2 indicator that collects messages that need a response
    ii indicator-power 2.0-0ubuntu1 Indicator showing power state.
    ii indicator-printers 0.1.6-0ubuntu1 indicator showing active print jobs
    ii indicator-session 0.3.96-0ubuntu1 indicator showing session management, status and user switching
    ii indicator-status-provider-mc5 0.6.0-0ubuntu2 indicator-messages status provider for telepathy mission-control-5
    ii libindicator-messages-status-provider1 0.6.0-0ubuntu2

    tnob

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    Re: Sound Manager gone

    You need indicator-sound.
    Install it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

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    Further to Sound Manager gone.

    Greetings all,

    Last advice received, as to restoring Sound Manager in Ubuntu DreamStudio 12.04 LTS (originally posted on Saturday 22. June 2013) was to try

    sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

    Terminal output:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    indicator-sound
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 31 not upgraded.
    Need to get 106 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 367 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main indicator-sound i386 0.8.5.0-0ubuntu2.1 [106 kB]
    Fetched 106 kB in 0s (568 kB/s)
    Selecting previously unselected package indicator-sound.
    (Reading database ... 303905 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking indicator-sound (from .../indicator-sound_0.8.5.0-0ubuntu2.1_i386.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0 ...
    Setting up indicator-sound (0.8.5.0-0ubuntu2.1) ...

    Obviously another command is expected, for setting up/installing indicator sound. Please guide me...!

    As to putting Terminal output in a box: I found the tags box, in the meanwhile, but keep getting error messages saying that content is limited to only 18 characters.

    Thanks,

    tnob

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