System sounds don't work

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System sounds don't work

Postby jhob on Mon May 25, 2009 3:21 am

Well, I had a bit of faffing to do to get other sounds such as rhythmbox working but for some reason the mint system sounds don't work. If I click on the little play buttons in 'sounds' it does play them, they just don't trigger when the system event they are associated to occurs. Any idea why this might be?

lspci output, if it helps:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
02:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMB368 IDE controller
04:01.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
04:01.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
04:01.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
04:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev c0)
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Re: System sounds don't work

Postby Husse on Sat May 30, 2009 1:52 pm

You don't say which version of Mint you have
It can be a problem with libcanberra which is the app that controls system sounds
If you have Felicia which is based on Intrepid this may be a solution
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-enable- ... repid.html
Note that you should use gksu for gedit, never sudo
When it says update manager will prompt updates it will of course be mintUpdate
You have to open it and reload - I think it's too close for it to get it automatically
For Gloria I found this
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/simple-guide- ... users.html
Now most of the packages you are told to install are already installed
It's only asoundconf-gtk , gnome-alsamixer and alsa-oss that are not installed
So for Mint
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apt install asoundconf-gtk gnome-alsamixer alsa-oss

The rest of the tutorial will probably be correct (I don't have the time to check it but it is a reliable source)
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