As a follow up to my previous post.
Encouraged by my success in using Elyssa on my IBM Thinkpad T60 for quite some time without any problems, three days ago I did a complete new installation of Elyssa on my desktop (which has been running Daryna). Everything went well and I applied all the updates available, without the problems I had experience before - see my previous posts regarding Post Installation Problems - which meant I could access all my hard drives, floppy drive, CD drives and USB drives, play audio CDs etc.
However, this morning when I turned on the computer I had a white cross in a red square beside the Volume Control icon on the panel. Clicking on this lead to the following error message:
"No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found"
I then did the following:
(a) Went to Control Panel - Sound and found that Autodetect was chosen for each entry. Clicked on Play Sound. No sound at all.
(b) In turn, chose all the other options. Still no sound.
(c) Noticed that there was no device shown in the option Default Mixer Tracks.
(d) Went in to Control Panel - Services and found that Audio settings management (alsa-utils) was unticked. Clicked on Unlock and entered password. Was then able to Tick option and close window. Rebooted computer. Error still present.
(e) clicked on the Elyssa menu with the right mouse button and then on Reload Plugins
(f) removed the Elyssa Menu from the panel and then reloaded it and again went through (a)
(g) Went in to Package Manager and found that there were numerous GStreamer plugins installed. Marked them for reinstallation and clicked Apply. Rebooted computer. Error still present.
(h) Made a note of all the GStreamer plugins installed and uninstalled them.
(i) Installed all the noted GStreamer plugins
Rebooted computer. Error still present.
Whether any and/or all of the things I've done were necessary, I have no idea but at the time they seemed logical to me
However, nothing has changed. I still have the error message and no sound.
Any help would be appreciated.