[Nottingham] help required with ubuntu

David Aldred david at familyaldred.org.uk
Sun Oct 19 18:04:55 UTC 2008

On Sunday 19 Oct 2008, SANDRA MCLEAN wrote:
> hi all,
> i've got ubuntu heron installed on my dell laptop,
> but appear to have lost all sound on all music players, the bbc i player,
> infact i think it's gone completely does anyone have a quick fix?? it's
> possibly connected to not being able to install all my updates??
> thanks
> sandra

For the sound issue, try running alsamixer in a console, and ensure that the 
master volume and other necessary channels are at a reasonable level. 

You may find that the sound is muted: for some reason some distros ship with 
muted sound by default!

David Aldred

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