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    Quote Originally Posted by Saule View Post
    There are methods to solve this problem (check the other thread I linked to in my previous post) but I haven't got it to work on mine [yet].
    Have you upped the volume of your surround sound? I had a similar problem, and I went through the mixer till I found the surround sound settings, once I pushed that up I was able to hear stuff.

    When going through the ubuntu forums I actually found it was a common problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    Have you upped the volume of your surround sound? I had a similar problem, and I went through the mixer till I found the surround sound settings, once I pushed that up I was able to hear stuff
    I did check the mixer but didn't see anything about surround sound. I'll check it out tonight at home. Thanks for the tip.
    Last edited by AirWolf; 20-03-2008 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saule View Post
    I did check the mixer but see didn't anything about surround sound. I'll check it out tonight at home. Thanks for the tip.
    Its not in the default menu, its like somewhere hidden away in the advanced properties (in the mixer somewhere). You will need to fiddle, but I am willing to bet thats the same problem. Cause if you have the mixer, it generally means your sound card has being installed okay, but for some reason, you have to up that surround sound to get it out. I worked this one out last night... I am also not at home so I dont have the direct link where I got that information from.
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    Double click the speaker icon in the top toolbar menu, select edit, select preferences, tick all the boxes and unmute and raise the volume of all of them. The exact culprit should be "surround", I have to do this every time I fresh install.
    I also recommend typing about:config in the Firefox address toolbar, scrolling down to "network disable ipv6" and changing it to true. This will speed up any slow resolution times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWPTA View Post
    A bit off the topic, but flarkit, is it worth it to install v 7.10 for Ubuntu. I heard there is still a few bugs aound it.
    No more so than any other OS. Ubuntu is a great way for someone who's serious about learning to use Linux, but doesn't have a background with *nix.

    Having sampled Red Hat, Mandrake, OpenSuse and 3 earlier versions of Ubuntu (5.10, 6.06 and 7.04), I was very impressed with 7.10 because things work well enough to work comfortably in Linux. I actually can't wait for Hardy to be released.
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    Im installing it right on VirtualBox and already it cant detect my 2nd HDD what should i do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saule View Post
    I did check the mixer but see didn't anything about surround sound. I'll check it out tonight at home. Thanks for the tip.
    Before I forget, you also need to untick the mute on the surround sound.
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    Try running alsamixer from the command line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    Im looking forward to the day when you actually know what you are talking about I am very hopeful
    Ok, so they hadn't fixed the sound yet. I stand corrected. Always something with Linux, always something ... tsk..tsk..
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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    Have you upped the volume of your surround sound? I had a similar problem, and I went through the mixer till I found the surround sound settings, once I pushed that up I was able to hear stuff.

    When going through the ubuntu forums I actually found it was a common problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project X View Post
    Im installing it right on VirtualBox and already it cant detect my 2nd HDD what should i do?
    Is it not picking it up on install?

    what is the output of sudo fdisk -l?
    Do NOT construe anything I type as advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptik View Post
    Ok, so they hadn't fixed the sound yet. I stand corrected. Always something with Linux, always something ... tsk..tsk..
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    You argue whether you are right or wrong. If someone said the sky was blue you would disagree with them. I guess linux really is not for you... Im not surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    You argue whether you are right or wrong. If someone said the sky was blue you would disagree with them. I guess linux really is not for you... Im not surprised.
    [OK, enough of the personal attacks, Wizford.]

    Look, I'd love Linux to work for me because UNIX is really my game, but it doesn't. It never has and doesn't look likely to do so for the forseeable future.

    Take Ubuntu for example. The first time I tried it, Grub didn't work and messed up my system and foreced a complete overwrite. On the next release they tried something fancy. It was trying to go to a live distro routine as default when my PC was not up to running live distros. When I managed to get around this it then wouldn't see my graphics (bog standard) much less the sound. When a new release came out I tried again and then found other things were not compatible like bluetooth, modems, etc etc.. and so it went on... and on... and on....

    I even tried PC_BSD which made the over-complex Ubuntu install look silly. BSD was a good system but they had problems with the ACPI (?) system which controls cooling -- not something to be messed with --.

    Now I check back and see Ubuntu still haven't improved much as far as I can see. It seems like a one man and his dog operation with marketing hype! If a small specialised group like PC_BSD can trump them on the install then that doesn't say much for Unbuntu and LINUX in general, does it?

    By all means try the thing, but expect headaches. It's a tinkerers dream

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    Oh, and yes, the sky is not really blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    Its not in the default menu, its like somewhere hidden away in the advanced properties (in the mixer somewhere). You will need to fiddle, but I am willing to bet thats the same problem. Cause if you have the mixer, it generally means your sound card has being installed okay, but for some reason, you have to up that surround sound to get it out. I worked this one out last night... I am also not at home so I dont have the direct link where I got that information from.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    Double click the speaker icon in the top toolbar menu, select edit, select preferences, tick all the boxes and unmute and raise the volume of all of them. The exact culprit should be "surround", I have to do this every time I fresh install.
    I also recommend typing about:config in the Firefox address toolbar, scrolling down to "network disable ipv6" and changing it to true. This will speed up any slow resolution times.
    Quote Originally Posted by w1z4rd View Post
    Before I forget, you also need to untick the mute on the surround sound.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kasyx View Post
    Try running alsamixer from the command line.
    I enabled all the options in the mixer (no surround in there) - even tried the command line version. Then I had this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saule View Post
    I enabled all the options in the mixer (no surround in there) - even tried the command line version. Then I had this problem.
    It really sounds like you are having trouble with the muted surround sound option. You need to find it.. I was drunk when I did mine, so I cant remember

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-573203.html

    or

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-459938.html

    Grizzmo seems to give the best instructions there. The option is there... you just need to find it.

    But something in here will help you:

    http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en...surround+sound

    If all else fails, login to ubuntuforums and ask them how to unmute your surround sound with step by step instructions. Someone will help you out.
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