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sound not working Elyssa

Postby gpd330 on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:22 pm

I am currently using LinuxMint 5 Elyssa, I have been using it without problem for a few months, but lat week it developed a problem my sound icon on the task bar has a red x in it , and when I try to do anything with sound I get this message or similar:

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.


I have not did anything to the drivers at least intentionally. This is the output of my lspci command:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 41)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c478 (rev 80)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c478 (rev 80)
02:01.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

Any help would be appreciated, I have searched for an answer but no luck.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: sound not working Elyssa

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:40 pm

You could try to remove the volume control and add it back on - solves this kind of problems many times
If that does not help run
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lsmod | grep snd

and post the result
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Re: sound not working Elyssa

Postby gpd330 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:59 am

Thanks for your help, I tried removing it and then putting it back in, that didn't seem to help.
I also tried the code you asked me to run. I dont know if I am doing something wrong but I can get back results if I put in just lsmod . But if I input lsmod | grep snd it just puts me back to the cursor with no output. Sorry I am kind of a newbie and not that good at some of the terminal stuff, but I am trying to learn it as I go. Please tell me what I am doing wrong and what to do next.

Thanks,
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Re: sound not working Elyssa

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:30 pm

You are not doing anything wrong - the command grep snd looks for snd in lsmod which in turn is "piped" to grep with the vertikal line |
lsmod lists (ls) all loaded modules (mod) and the absence of snd indicates no sound module is loaded - you can confirm by looking at the entire output
Just in case - try
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lsmod | grep sound

Many commands in terminal do not tell you something like "snd not found" and this is the case for grep
It's Intel sound so there should not be anything strange with it.
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