Simple sound related answer (multiple apps)

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Simple sound related answer (multiple apps)

Postby anabelle » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:07 pm

Hi, I'm no linux guru, but ive been using just linux since kubuntu 6.0.6 came out.

Today I was hanging at LinuxMint IRC and I read several times about sound issues when running say.... firefox.

I had never had problems with such thing... until TODAY. Now everytime I open lastfm it says ALSA is absent. :(

Why does that happen?

I saw a setting like "virtual server for mutiple apps sound and it is enabled, but lastfm no sound no more :cry:

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Re: Simple sound related answer (multiple apps)

Postby Husse » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:42 am

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Thank you for your interest in Mint
To help you solve your problem we need to know exactly what Mint you use.
By that I mean version (like Celena or Daryna or numerical if you prefer) and edition (main = Gnome, KDE or some of the Community Editions like xfce or fluxbox or the mini edition)
We also need possible error messages, exactly as they appear
We also need information about your hardware. You can obtain that by running
in a terminal
If it is something connected to USB you run
and similarly for other 'buses' like pcmcia....
To copy from a terminal mark (with the mouse) and right click
Then paste into a code box (it does not use as much space then)
Thank you
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