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I have linux mint 4.0 installed on my hd in my hp pavilion a819n box and sound doesn't work by default so what is the best way to get sound to work in linux mint 4.0 how do I install pulse audio is it easier to get sound working than alsa how do I install the drivers I've got without use the terminal cept to run bash scripts
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Welcome to Mint exneo002
If you use punctuation it's much easier to read.....
You can find pulseaudio in the repos so I think you can just install
I'm no good at this, I wait until the next generation of Mint which I think will have it by default.
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I installed and configured PulseAudio, just to check it out. While the new system has a lot of potential and will make a fine addition to the next generation of Linux Mint (the Linux sound system is in dire need of an update) it's sadly not ready for prime time in my opinion. Some applications will fail to produce sounds while still others will behave erratically in terms of sound. My advice would be to wait until PulseAudio is further improved and stabilizes somewhat before using it on a primary workstation. If you still want to set it up, I can probably provide some assistance. Good luck.
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