no volume control gstreamer ... found — no sound on ubuntu 

Introduction

I was introduced to Linux via RedHat distributions, such Fedora and CentOS. With Fedora you tend to learn a lot because so many things are broken! I also used Novell's openSuSE for a while. I found it to be much more polished than Fedora. SuSE includes Yast configuration utility: a central GUI application where you simply click and things just work, i.e. no need for editing of configuration files. SuSE is however quite chunky, i.e. it is quite hungry for system resources. Very recently, I have installed Ubuntu. I have heard many Ubuntu users praising it, while users of other distros were ridiculing it for the lack of development tools. Well, since installing it… I have been impressed and I started praising it too :). Ubuntu is targeted for the end users as a desktop environment. It is very polished, things just work. It is quick and compact. Installing extra Debian packages is not a problem. Synaptic package manager handles it flawlessly. That said however, there have been a few errors cropping in here and there, especially to do with user management and user permissions. One such error, No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found, prevents users from accessing the audio device. Note however, that the above error is caused by a Gnome bug and is most likely distribution independent. In this article, I will present a number of approaches to getting around this bug.

Problem description

After installing Ubuntu both my soundcards worked… initially. Then one day I have rebooted, logged back in and clicked on the Gnome volume control (shell: gnome-volume-control) icon on the top bar. The icon had a red sign over it, as shown below, indicating that no audio devices were accessible.

Screenshot: broken Gnome mixer volume control (disabled)

After clicking on the mixer icon the following error was produced,

The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control.
This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed,
or that you don't have a sound card configured.
You can remove the volume control from the panel by right-clicking the speaker
icon on the panel and selecting "Remove From Panel" from the menu.

also shown in the screenshot below.

Error: broken Gnome mixer volume control

Subsequent attempts to open Gnome volume control resulted in another error.

No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found.

Here is the actual screenshot of this error message.

Error: broken Gnome mixer volume control 2

Fixing the problem

The above errors occur simply because the current user, in this case the user kamil, does not have permissions to access the audio device(s). The reason why a user looses these permissions is unclear to me. Fixing it will be easy however. First, lets have a look at permissions for the ALSA devices. If you are unfamiliar with audio architecture on Linux checkout the basic introduction in the following post lsof |grep snd — how to free a Linux sound device. Type the command below at the shell.

ls -la /dev/snd  # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au

If the above command fails, i.e. it produces the following error

ls: /dev/snd: No such file or directory

then it has been suggested on the Launchpad's Bug forum that the Ubuntu linux modules package: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386 may be missing. To check if this package is installed on your system run dpkg as follows.

dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

If this specific version is not presnet then you will get the following error message.

No packages found matching linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386.

Have a look if any version is installed by using this command.

dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-*

I got the following output on one of our PCs.

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)

||/ Name                              Version
+++-=================================-=================================
ii  linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-38 2.6.22-14.37
ii  linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-ge 2.6.22-14.37                     

 Description
-======================================================================
 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.22 on i386
 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.22 on x86/x86_64

If you do not have it installed, simply install it using apt-get and that may solve your audio problems!

sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

Note that the above modules are precompiled for a specific kernel version and thus will require a reboot after installation. If the above hasn't helped, then read-on. The ls -la /dev/snd command produced the following output on my computer.

total 0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     180 2007-11-18 13:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root   13860 2007-11-19 20:25 ..
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 8 2007-11-18 13:27 controlC0
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 7 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 6 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 5 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D1c
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 4 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D2p
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 3 2007-11-18 13:27 seq
crw-rw----  1 root audio 116, 2 2007-11-18 13:27 timer

Which means that my audio device has been detected and ALSA drivers for it have been loaded. As you can see in the above output only the root user and members of the audio group have permissions to access ALSA devices. A bug caused the user kamil to be removed from audio group, and hence kamil has no longer access to the audio devices on his system! A very crude fix to this problem is to allow unrestricted access to these devices to all users and groups using the following command.

sudo chmod -R a+rwx /dev/snd  # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au

This is obviously not a very good practice. The only reason you would do this is if you were in a real hurry to get the audio going or to check if the permissions and group memberships are causing your audio headaches. Lets have a look at the permissions now.

ls -la /dev/snd

The output below shows that everyone can access the ALSA devices.

total 0
drwxrwxrwx  2 root root     180 2007-11-18 13:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root   13860 2007-11-19 20:25 ..
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 8 2007-11-18 13:27 controlC0
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 7 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D0c
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 6 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D0p
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 5 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D1c
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 4 2007-11-18 13:27 pcmC0D2p
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 3 2007-11-18 13:27 seq
crwxrwxrwx  1 root audio 116, 2 2007-11-18 13:27 timer

Clicking the mixer applet pops-up the mixer for my ALSA device without any problems.

Screenshot: Gnome volume control now works!

For non-ALSA devices (i.e. OSS devices) the above fix would look like this:

sudo chmod a+rwx /dev/audio*  # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au
sudo chmod a+rwx /dev/dsp*

However, a proper fix to the above problem is to (re)add the user in question to the audio group. This can be done from shell as follows.

sudo usermod -g kamil -a -G audio kamil  # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au

Important, make sure you do include the -a switch in the command above, otherwise the user kamil will be a member of the kamil and audio groups only!

If this happens, logout and re-login, then check what groups you are still a member of by using the following command.

groups

If the output of the above command contains most of the following groups, in some order, then you are fine.

kamil,audio,adm,uucp,dialout,cdrom,floppy,dip,video,plugdev,scanner,netdev,lpadmin,powerdev,admin

On the other hand if the list is a lot shorter, like is shown below,

kamil audio

then you will have to restore the original group allocation, as discussed by Chris Collins in the Restore Default Ubuntu Groups post, i.e. by running the following command (remember to change the group kamil and user kamil in the command below to appropriate group and user for you; kamil group entries are in green and kamil user entries are in blue).

sudo usermod -g kamil -G kamil,audio,adm,uucp,dialout,cdrom,floppy,dip,video,\
plugdev,scanner,netdev,lpadmin,powerdev,admin kamil # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au

Another logout and re-login will be required for the permission changes to take effect. Note that if you have installed non-base packages that create new groups then use the Administrator profile list of groups contained in /etc/gnome-system-tools/users/profiles file in the above command instead, i.e.

cat /etc/gnome-system-tools/users/profiles

Use the list in the last line of the output (notice the non-standard fuse group).

[Unprivileged]
name=Unprivileged
name[es]=Usuario sin privilegios
shell=/bin/bash
home-prefix=/home
uid-min=1000
uid-max=6000

[Desktop]
name=Desktop user
name[es]=Usuario del escritorio
default=1
shell=/bin/bash
home-prefix=/home
uid-min=1000
uid-max=6000
groups=cdrom,floppy,dialout,tape,dip,adm,plugdev,fax,audio,scanner,fuse,lpadmin,video

[Administrator]
name=Administrator
name[es]=Administrador
shell=/bin/bash
home-prefix=/home
uid-min=1000
uid-max=6000
groups=cdrom,floppy,dialout,tape,dip,adm,plugdev,fax,audio,scanner,fuse,admin,lpadmin,video

The changed command looks as follows.

sudo usermod -g kamil -G kamil,cdrom,floppy,dialout,tape,dip,adm,plugdev,fax,\
audio,scanner,fuse,admin,lpadmin,video kamil # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au

An alternative to the use of usermod shell command is the sudo users-admin Gnome GUI user and group management tool. This tool is located under System » Administration » Users and Groups in your top bar. It can also be started from shell using the following command.

sudo users-admin

This is what the users-admin tool looks like.

Screenshot: user-admin

Select the appropriate user and click the Properties button.

Screenshot: user-admin permissions

Now, make sure that the Use audio devices option is checked. Beaware the latest Ubuntu release (7.10 gutsy) ships with Gnome users-admin tool version that has a few bugs and its use may cause you some grief. One last thing, a very good reference to read if you are having audio device issues on Linux is: Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide.

Good luck!


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57 Responses to “no volume control gstreamer ... found — no sound on ubuntu”

  1. fi0na Says:

    Hi!

    I have this problem with my sound/volume control exactly as mentioned here. So I began to follow this guide to get it fixed, and suddenly errors occured after I launched the commands "chmod -R a+rwx /dev/snd" and "sudo usermod -G audio Administration menu. I Tried to add them back via System->Preferences->Main Menu but they simply uncheck themselves after I've checked them. Strange isn't it? So I decided to try Update Manager to correct errors, and when I type my password to perform administrative tasks, this error message appears:

    "Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic '–hide-main-window' '–non-interactive' '–parent-window-id' '56623107' '–update-at-startup' as user root.

    The underlying authorization mechanism (sudo) does not allow you to run this program. Contact the system administrator."

    Any particular reason why this happend? How to correct it?

  2. fi0na Says:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3943717#post3943717

  3. Kamil Says:

    Hi fi0na,

    It would be helpful if you could post the error messages you got. That way it is easier to solve them.

    The error after running chmod -R a+rwx /dev/snd is likely to occur because the user you are running this command under does not have adequate permissions. In that case the command should be sudo chmod -R a+rwx /dev/snd. I have updated the article to reflect this change. After running the updated command you should not get any errors. When prompted for it, simply enter the password for the user you are logged-in under. As mentioned in the article this is just a temporary fix. So check if your audio is working (it should be), then reboot.

    Now, lets assume that you are logged in as a user fiona. The second command, which re-adds the fiona to the audio group, should look like this: sudo usermod -a -G audio fiona. Run this command, then enter password for fiona, reboot, login as fiona and test if the sound is working.

    Hope this helps, let me know how it goes.

    Kamil

  4. taufanlubis Says:

    Thanks Kamil…
    I got my sound now.
    Only I have to add additional steps, re-install my sound driver first.
    Because, my case is a bit different.
    I don't the permission like you AND I lost my /dev/dsp … and few files in /dev/snd.
    And didn't make any changes before…..

    Well, thanks again.
    Cheers,

    Taufan Lubis
    www.taufanlubis.wordpress.com

  5. Kamil Says:

    Hi Taufan,
    It would be interesting to know how to reinstalling audio drivers in Ubuntu! In SuSE all you have to do is remove the driver in Yast and then auto-detect the device again, few clicks and you are done! :D I found this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-192956.html they reckon to recompile ALSA and then run config and that's it. Let me know how you go!
    Cheers
    Kamil

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  7. jajabinx Says:

    encountered the problem when i recently installed updates for ubuntu 7.10. got my sound working with

    sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

    thanks!

  8. Ahab Says:

    Help!

    After running 'sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386' and rebooting, I receive the alert:

    ———–
    Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode

    your screen and graphics card could not be detected correctly. To use higher resolutions, visual effects or multiple screens, you have to configure the display yourself.

    [Configure] [shut down] [continue]
    ———–

    I hit configure, and there were no options for my full screen resolution (1920x1280).

    I tried runnin 'sudo apt-get uninstall linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386', but received 'E: Invalid operation uninstall'. I am on Gutsy with Dell Precision M6300.

  9. Kamil Says:

    You could try to reconfigure the xserver using: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    It is always a good idea to have backup of X server configuration (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) that does work for you. That way, if for whatever reason X fails and the crappy, safe, low-resolution mode settings get re-written to the xorg.conf file, you can always replace that file with your old high-resolution settings. Have a look in /etc/X11 for xorg.conf* file backups. Use kompare or meld to see what has changed between the config files. Remember that you have to restart X for any changes to xorg.conf to take effect.

  10. arun Says:

    I have similar problem with sound but the command apt-get does not help me.

    root@arun-desktop:~# sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn't find package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    root@arun-desktop:~#

    I dont have /dev/snd either.

    Any ideas. I installed Ubuntu 7.10 as a virtual machine under Windows Virtual PC 2007

  11. Kamil Says:

    Well, the E: Couldn’t find package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386 error is likely due to the package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386 not being present in the enabled apt repositories. Also check what kernel you currently have by using uname -a. Does it or does it not match 2.6.22-14?

    Also, I haven't used Virtual PC, but you may need to enable sound support for audio devices to appear under emulation.

  12. ariel Says:

    Thanks!!! this worked perfect.
    Maybe using adduser instead of usermod could avoid that stupid people (like me :D) forget using -a parameter.

    Cheers

  13. Anonymous Says:

    i have run command :

    sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

    'n it is successfull,

    but when i run command :

    ls -la /dev/snd

    the output is different than kamil's output, my outpun is:

    rini@rini-laptop:~$ ls -la /dev/snd
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 2008-04-25 08:34 .
    drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 13860 2008-04-25 08:35 ..
    crw-rw—- 1 root audio 116, 3 2008-04-25 08:34 seq
    crw-rw—- 1 root audio 116, 2 2008-04-25 08:34 timer

    my sound still have the same problem…….

    help me……….

  14. Kamil Says:

    hi there, I believe this means that you do not have any alsa supported devices present… what type of sound card do you have?

  15. NotYet Says:

    Thank you for your explanations thooug I've a problem. Whenever I type any command with /dev/snd it gives the same answer, No such file or directory (also I've tried /audio ). The sound's been gone for 2 days and I need it. I've updated the the ALSA, downloaded the needed GStreams with no luck…

  16. Kamil Says:

    have you tried: dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-* as explained above?

  17. comet Says:

    hi there! this is my problem

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    [sudo] password for comet:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn't find package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    comet@comet-desktop:~$ uname -a
    Linux comet-desktop 2.6.24-17-386 #1 Thu May 1 13:57:56 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
    comet@comet-desktop:~$

  18. comet Says:

    This is what my full terminal looks like with all instructions provided above…
    And of course, I replaced kamil with comet where needed…
    I also want to point out that I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition installed, well that's what the disc that came in the mail says…

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ ls -la /dev/snd
    ls: cannot access /dev/snd: No such file or directory

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    No packages found matching linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386.

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-*
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Description
    +++-==============-==============-============================================
    ii linux-ubuntu-m 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.
    ii linux-ubuntu-m 2.6.24-17.25 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    [sudo] password for comet:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn't find package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo chmod -R a+rwx /dev/snd
    chmod: cannot access `/dev/snd': No such file or directory

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ ls -la /dev/snd
    ls: cannot access /dev/snd: No such file or directory

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo usermod -g comet -a -G audio comet

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ groups

    comet adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev fuse lpadmin admin

    (This command shows I have most groups, but I did the other command anyways since there's no audio group)

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo usermod -g comet -G

    comet,audio,adm,uucp,dialout,cdrom,floppy,dip,video,\plugdev,scanner,netdev,lpadmin,powerdev,admin comet
    usermod: unknown group powerdev

    (Since this command says 'unkown group powerdev', I removed powerdev from the command)

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo usermod -g comet -G

    comet,audio,adm,uucp,dialout,cdrom,floppy,dip,video,\plugdev,scanner,netdev,lpadmin,admin comet

    comet@comet-desktop:~$ sudo users-admin

    ** (users-admin:10232): CRITICAL **: Unable to lookup session information for process '10232'
    comet@comet-desktop:~$

    (This command still showed me 'users-admin tool', but under properties>user privileges, I cannot check any boxes-but 'use audio devices' is checked with all of the others except 'use of filesystems', 'faxes', and 'tape drives'.)

  19. Kamil Says:

    comet! thank you for your comments, i am currently overseas, so atm i can only provide very limited help… that said you have provided a lot of information which helps a lot. the instructions in this article are for previous release of ubuntu (for 7.10 gutsy gibbon). since you are using 8.04 — hardy heron things have to be adjusted somewhat. the uname command tells you what kernel version u have… and the modules you should install should match the current version of your kernel (i.e. they should be precompiled for your kernel). so try this:

    sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-17-386

    hope this helps! good luck and plz let me and other readers know if that works!

  20. comet Says:

    Thank you very much!!!
    I entered the command in terminal, and after the reboot, and I heard volume!!!

    =)

  21. Alex Hughes Says:

    Thanks! Problem fixed exactly as described. Well done!

  22. Robis Says:

    robis@cyrkeshke:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn't find package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386

  23. Kamil Says:

    Robis, please read the comments above… i.e. use
    uname -a
    to find your kernel version and then run
    sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.??-??-???
    with question marks replaced appropriately.

  24. Paul s Says:

    Would just like to say this was a perfect resolution for me, I was at my wits end why I had lost sound for no reason, by the way my problem happened with Hardy Heron so this bug is still not fixed, thanks again

  25. Karl Says:

    I'm having the same problem in Ubuntu 8.04, and nothing seems to fix it:

    $ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d4)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    0a:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705_2 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)

    ~$ ls -la /dev/snd
    ls: cannot access /dev/snd: No such file or directory

    $ dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-*
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Description
    +++-============================-============================
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24- 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24- 2.6.24-17.25 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24- 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24- 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64

    $ uname -a
    Linux main 2.6.24-19-386 #1 Wed Jun 18 14:09:56 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

    The user I'm logging in under is a member of audio, and has audio access checked in the users & groups manager.
    Grepping the logs for audio or alsa doesn't help. All I get something about the bluetooth audio daemon (and I don't have any bluetooth devices).

    The thing is, Audio worked perfectly until I did a system update a month back.

  26. Kamil Says:

    Karl, looks like the hardware is found and linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19.28 is installed, but for whatever reason the sound modules fail to load. Can you post the outputs of the following?

    lsmod |grep snd
    dmesg |grep AC.97

    what is shown under System > Preferences > Sound under Devices tab? Are there any other options (devices) other than Autodetect?

  27. Daniel Ricardo Escobar Says:

    Thank you.

  28. Michael Colbert Says:

    Thank you SO much for posting this. I'd been trying one thing after another with no luck, but just a simple "sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-{my_kernel_version}" did the trick, just as you suggested. I've got sound again! :)

  29. AlexBio Says:

    Thank you very much for this post. My problem was a bit different but your solution worked very well.

  30. Ken Says:

    I see many with the same issue, most solved. I'm currently experiencing the same symptoms described.

    Kernel is 2.6.27
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

    /dev/snd does not exist

    Installed latest linux modules which did NOT match my kernel but package manager said were latest

    @boann:~$ dpkg -l linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24*
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Description
    +++-=======================-=======================-=================
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-18.26 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2. 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64

    dmesg is not giving me anything

    any assistance would be much appreciated. hardware is acer 5735-4624

    Thanks,
    Ken

  31. Kamil Says:

    Ken, does the sound work if you select the 2.6.24 kernel during boot instead of 2.6.27?

  32. Ken Says:

    I will let you know when I get back home later to try. If so, it will be a problem as I installed this kernel for the wireless networking support which i did not have in my previous one.

    Are there any specific conf files that can be looked at? I am fairly new to X (Ubuntu as well) but have been using various Unixes for years. Usually server side so this stuff on the desktop/"notebook" is fairly new. If I need something, I download the tar ball, configure and install it. These automated installs sort of bother me as I don't actually know what's going on "under the hood". They do mostly "just work" but….

  33. Ken Says:

    Yes, as 2,6,24 works flawlessly for sound. No wireless network but sound does work.

    The device that came up in preferences was:
    ALSA Advanced linux sound arch

    @boann:~$ ls -l /dev/snd
    total 0
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 0 2008-10-21 18:30 controlC0
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 4 2008-10-21 18:30 hwC0D0
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 5 2008-10-21 18:30 hwC0D1
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 24 2008-10-21 18:33 pcmC0D0c
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 16 2008-10-21 18:33 pcmC0D0p
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 28 2008-10-21 18:30 pcmC0D4c
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 1 2008-10-21 18:30 seq
    crw-rw—-+ 1 root audio 116, 33 2008-10-21 18:30 timer

    Result of lspci:
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

    Any suggestions? Any kernel changes that can be made where I can recompile 2.6.27?

    Thanks,

  34. Kamil Says:

    Ok, so you want to use 2.6.27 kernel, since your wireless works with it (but does not work with the current official ubuntu kernel release).

    Important thing to note is that to get the sound working, linux-ubuntu-modules will have to match your kernel version, i.e. you will have to recompile their sources against your 2.6.27 kernel.

    I have not done this on ubuntu before, but others have: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=553800

    mkdir /tmp/test
    cd /tmp/test
    apt-get source linux-ubuntu-modules-$(uname -r)
    cd linux-ubuntu-modules*
    sudo aptitude install fakeroot kernel-wedge linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    fakeroot debian/rules binary-arch arch=i386 flavours="generic"

    Here is the official site that will also be useful: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile
    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

  35. Ken Says:

    Not official eh? I didn't notice in my game of whack-o-mole. That could explain some things…

    I'll give that a shot. I've been working on compiling the latest versions of ALSA
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto

    Ran into some issues with the headers though which I've been working on. I tell ya, this is a different animal altogether from BSD or Solaris.

    I'll either take a break from that and follow your suggestions with recompiling the linux modules (what are these anyway?) or try to finish this, then move on to that after seeing if the latest ver of ALSA makes a diff.

    I'll post results as I know I can't be alone and my suffering may help others ;-)

    Thanks for the tips, much obliged!

  36. Kamil Says:

    Well, lets take a look at what versions of linux-ubuntu-modules are installed on my system:

    $ dpkg -l |grep linux-ubuntu
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic 2.6.24-16.23 Ubuntu …
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-17-generic 2.6.24-17.25 Ubuntu …
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-generic 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu …
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic 2.6.24-21.32 Ubuntu …

    the version used is linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic since

    $ uname -a
    Linux m1730 2.6.24-21-generic #1 SMP Mon Aug 25 17:32:09 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

    i.e., the kernel version and the linux-ubuntu-modules versions have to match, because linux-ubuntu-modules contains lots of pre-compiled (against a specific kernel version) kernel modules. Lets take a look at what exactly is included with the linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic

    $ dpkg -L linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic
    /.
    /lib
    /lib/firmware
    /lib/firmware/2.6.24-21-generic
    /lib/firmware/2.6.24-21-generic/zd1211

    /lib/firmware/2.6.24-21-generic/zd1201-ap.fw
    /lib/firmware/2.6.24-21-generic/zd1201.fw
    /lib/modules
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/unionfs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/unionfs/unionfs.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/aufs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/aufs/aufs.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/gfs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/gfs/gfs.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/squashfs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/squashfs/squashfs.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/asfs
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/fs/asfs/asfs.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/char
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/char/intel-agp-ich9m
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/char/intel-agp-ich9m/agpgart.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/char/intel-agp-ich9m/intel-agp-ich9m.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/misc
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/misc/ac97_bus.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/vx222
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/vx222/snd-vx222.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/hda
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko

    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-adlib.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-als100.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-azt2320.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-cmi8330.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-dt019x.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-es18xx.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-opl3sa2.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-sc6000.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-sgalaxy.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/isa/snd-sscape.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/mactel
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/mactel/appleir.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/heci
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/heci/heci.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/acerhk.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/av5100.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/fsc_btns.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/gnbd.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/lmpcm_usb.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/nozomi.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/pbe5.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/thinkpad_ec.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/misc/tp_smapi.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/md
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/md/dm-raid45.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/hwmon
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/hwmon/hdaps_ec.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/acpi
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/acpi/acer_acpi
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/acpi/acer_acpi/acer_acpi.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/acpi/acer_acpi/wmi-acer.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/block
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/block/iscsitarget
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/block/iscsitarget/iscsi_trgt.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/block/drbd
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/block/drbd/drbd.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/igb
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/igb/igb.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/e1000e-ich9m
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/e1000e-ich9m/e1000e-ich9m.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/et131x
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/et131x/et131x.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/atl2
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/net/atl2/atl2.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/lirc
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/lirc/lirc_i2c
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/lirc/lirc_i2c/lirc_i2c.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/lirc/lirc_mceusb2
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/lirc/lirc_mceusb2/lirc_mceusb2.ko

    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/cx88
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/cx88/cx88-alsa.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/ov511
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/ov511/ov511.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/ov511/ov511_decomp.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/media/ov511/ov518_decomp.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/acx
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/acx/acx.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/prism2_usb
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/prism2_usb/prism2_usb.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/p80211
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/p80211/p80211.ko

    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/iwlwifi/mac80211/compatible/net/mac80211/iwlwifi_mac80211.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/iwlwifi/mac80211/compatible/net/mac80211/iwlwifi_rc80211_simple.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/at76
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/at76/at76_usb.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/fsam7400.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/wireless/hso.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/ubuntu/snd-bt-sco.ko
    /usr
    /usr/share
    /usr/share/doc
    /usr/share/doc/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic
    /usr/share/doc/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic/copyright
    /usr/share/doc/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic/changelog.Debian.gz

    so, alsa driver does come with linux-ubuntu-modules on Ubuntu, so do some wifi drivers, video for linux (v4l) drivers, as well as some others.

  37. naldi Says:

    Hi kamil,

    just wanna say thank you! the guide is pretty useful and i got my sound back–

    i got my problem after installing virtual box through synaptic–apparently the virtual-box detached all user accesses from all users including root after installation =(

    Peace out
    naldi

  38. Adam Says:

    Hi
    Ive been struggling with this for a few days. thanks to advice above i have got sound back using

    sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-*

    but now i have lost wireless. does not show up in network settings at all. thankfully wired connection still works.
    I am a complete novice so any help on how to go about fixing it would be appreciated.

    $ dpkg -l |grep linux-ubuntu gives me-

    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-lpia 2.6.24-19.29netbook13 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.
    ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-19-lpiacompat 2.6.24-19.28 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.

    $ uname -a gives me-
    Linux TOSHIBA-User 2.6.24-19-lpiacompat #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 15:48:54 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

    help me obi wan kenobi, you're my only hope!

  39. Kamil Says:

    hi Adam,

    thanks for your comment,
    what version of ubuntu are you using (cat /etc/*rel*)?
    on my laptop the above command gives:
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.10
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=intrepid
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.10"

    the linux-ubuntu-modules do contain some wireless drivers,
    what is your wireless card model number?

    do you have linux-restricted-modules installed?

    kamil@m1730:~$ dpkg -l |grep linux-restricted
    rc linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-16-generic 2.6.24.12-16.34 Non-free Linux 2.6.24 modules on x86/x86_64
    rc linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-17-generic 2.6.24.12-17.36 Non-free Linux 2.6.24 modules on x86/x86_64
    rc linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-19-generic 2.6.24.13-19.45 Non-free Linux 2.6.24 modules on x86/x86_64
    rc linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-21-generic 2.6.24.14-21.51 Non-free Linux 2.6.24 modules on x86/x86_64
    ii linux-restricted-modules-2.6.27-7-generic 2.6.27-7.12 Non-free Linux kernel modules for version 2.6.27 on x86/x8
    ii linux-restricted-modules-common 2.6.27-9.13 Non-free Linux 2.6.27 modules helper script
    ii linux-restricted-modules-generic 2.6.27.7.11 Restricted Linux modules for generic kernels

    also, i think the quickest way to sort your problem out is to also post on the ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/ purely due to the sheer number of contributors there, issues do get solved very quickly.

    cheers,
    Kamil

  40. hospITality Says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
    I was beating my head against the wall until I came upon this article. Dude, you rock!! I have Debain 2.6.18dfsg.1-23 on a Linux 2.6.18 version kernel and this fix works perfectly. Thank you.

  41. Galen Says:

    HI,
    I get the following error when I attempt to install the missing module…

    galengt@oem:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386
    [sudo] password for galengt:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg –configure -a' to correct the problem.

    galengt@oem:~$ dpkg -linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386-configure -a
    dpkg: conflicting actions -i (–install) and -l (–list)

    Type dpkg –help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg –force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb –help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
    Type dpkg –license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL) [*].

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

    I think I made a mistake when trying to install it the first time, any help?

    Thanks!!

  42. Kamil Says:

    Hi Galen,

    What is the output of uname -a ?

    There might be a lock file or a program that is already using the package manager, so reboot before continuing.

    When it says to run dpkg --configure -a it means to do just that with sudo, so run sudo dpkg --configure -a and enter your password when prompted for it.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Cheers,
    Kamil

  43. Galen Says:

    Hi again,
    I am brand new to linux, so if I am messing something up just let me know. The same thing happened again…

    galengt@oem:~$ uname -a
    Linux oem 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

    galengt@oem:~$ sudo dpkg -linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386-configure -a
    dpkg: conflicting actions -i (–install) and -l (–list)

    Type dpkg –help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg –force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb –help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
    Type dpkg –license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL) [*].

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

    Thank you.
    G

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Galen, type in:
    sudo dpkg –configure -a

  45. Kamil Says:

    Galen, type this as is:

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    and post back the result.

    Note the --configure and not –configure, Wordpress (the content managent system for this blog) tends to replace some character sequences, i.e. dash dash: -- with an ndash or mdash: –, which obviously prevents the commands from working in shell since the syntax is wrong.

    Cheers,
    Kamil

  46. Galen Says:

    Thanks Kamil,
    Actually this time when I did the apt-get it got it, but when I re booted the computer didn't start up properly. I just have a screen with (initramfs) and a flashing cursor. I am just going to boot with a ghost file of the operating system on a flash drive and start over.
    I think the problem I have is that my comp is a cloudbook with a version of gOS optimized for the 7 inch screen and it doesn't react well with pieces of newer distros.
    Thanks for your help.
    G

  47. Frixos Says:

    Hey there! I am a desperate Fedora 9 User, with the exact same problem but have no idea whatsoever what to do to fix that issue!
    No one around the web would provide a satisfying (and working) solution! If somebody could direct me to the right solution, it would be appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Frixos

  48. Kamil Says:

    Hi Frixos, I haven't used Fedora for a while. Best place to look for answers is on Fedora forums (fedoraforum.org).

    I am sorry but I cannot help it, I have to ask: have you considered upgrading to Ubuntu? :P Go for Ubuntu Intrepid, it works great!

    Good luck.

  49. doez Says:

    thank's

  50. navdeep Says:

    were do i download the volumeconrol u have

  51. Kamil Says:

    it is a "Gnome Volume Control", i.e. it is a part of Gnome (and thus should already be installed). from the terminal try: gnome-volume-control

  52. Konstantinos Says:

    Good work!!!
    Thanks!!!

  53. thelastquincy Says:

    Hi just switched to ubuntu 8.10 and i get the no volume controller gstreamer stuff i followed instrustions to the step where u go to enter this sudo apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-386 and it says couldn't find package soo wtf? what is next? evrything else was good until than…

  54. thelastquincy Says:

    it says this when i enter the ls -la /dev/snd {ls: cannot access /dev/snd: No such file or directory}

  55. Costin Says:

    Thank you very much. It realy worked. :D

  56. josh Says:

    i dont have the nessasary packages and cannot obtain them through apt-get what do i do

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