kwatson512 wrote:If you'll go back and look at my earlier post, you'll note that my installation of Intrepid works, perfectly. Felicia doesn't. Mint is my favorite distro overall, so I rolled that partition back to Elyssa.
So the Ubuntu forum thread on fixing partial sound problems in Intrepid doesn't apply in this case.
newW2 wrote:Maybe you should add a partition to install Ubuntu - what version of ubuntu would that be? If you truly like Mint then it makes more since to roll back to Elyssa. It is another install anyway you slice it.
kwatson512 wrote:I have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex installed as a Live USB. On my laptop's HDD I triple-boot: Windows XP, Mint 5 Elyssa, and Fedora 10. Elyssa is a wonderful distro. All the multimedia stuff works, it automatically recognizes external monitors and adjusts resolution accordingly, sound works in flash, etc., and wireless networking functions adequately.
The main improvement *for me* in Ubuntu 8.10/Mint 6 is in networking. Network manager 0.7.0 combines wireless, CDMA, and VPN functionality, and latches on to my WPA encrypted networks much better than v0.6.6 (in Hardy/Elyssa).
However, I couldn't overcome the sound problems in Felicia (yes, I went through the entire Comprehensive Sound Solutions Guide on the Ubuntu Forum, tried installing ubuntu-restricted-extras, and going to OSS instead of Pulse/ALSA). Nothing worked, and I ended up breaking other sound functionality in the process. In addition, Felicia didn't recognize my external monitor's resolution, leaving me with 1024x768 everywhere--workable, but not optimum.
So I have Mint 5 on the laptop, and it does great with sound, multimedia, and various monitor resolutions--the only drawback is inconsistent wireless networking, especially in the mobile broadband device area. I have Ubuntu 8.10 on the stick when I need to use my Verizon Sierra AirCard 595 in areas where there's no WiFi, and it also does sound, multimedia, and multiple monitor resolutions well.
I am really puzzled as to why Felicia has the unique difficulties it has, when both Elyssa and Intrepid don't seem to have them.
kwatson512 wrote:Yes, well Elyssa shuts down some processes before the shutdown sound can play, so I don't have shutdown sound. Small consolation with all the other great things about that distro. Startup sound, e-mail notification, sound in flash, everything else works.
kwatson512 wrote:FWIW, I don't think I have shutdown sound in Ubuntu 8.10, either. I really haven't noticed since that isn't important to me. I'll check next time I boot that OS.
kwatson512 wrote:Sasafrass, I can confirm that I do not have shutdown sounds in Elyssa, Intrepid, or Fedora 10. I found this thread about Intrepid bugs and workarounds. Note the first entry regarding sound effects. It seems this may be a gnome issue, which would affect all the distros I'm using (except Elyssa).
Sasafrass452 wrote:Ok, I removed a few more things from pulseaudio, & my startup sound is working properly But my shutdown sound still does not Any ideas? Also, my email notification sound works again, but it gets cut off at the very end when it plays upon receipt of messages. Is there a way to fix this?
garda wrote:I'm not sure if this will help you, but I followed this instruction to get sound in Felicia for testing purposes:
OpenSound - Ubuntu Community Documentation
Please note that I've removed Intrepid and Felicia and switched back to Elyssa due to very severe stability and compatibility issues, thus I can not provide more assistance if said guide does not solve your problem.