Ubuntu sound card issue

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Ok, my issue is that Ubuntu keeps telling me "No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found" when i go to use rythmbox. but when i go into device manager my sound card is just sitting there as a recognized device. i have every single GStreamer plugin available installed and it still wont do *plum*. I've been troubleshooting it for two days. i had a computer running with Ubuntu, a Pentium III 733mhz system, 384Mb of ram the same model sound card(i had 2 of them) and a 200GIG Hard drive. everything worked perfectly but the video card shorted out and caught on fire and melted the mainboard and all that was attached. i got the fire out and i managed to save the hard drive.

the new system is an AMD Duron 750mhz, 512mb ram, cant remember the sound card but i know that it works, the 200 gig HDD and a CD burner/DVD reader with a RivaTNT2 64meg vid card. any help is appreciated.
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I'm confused. Is there a device manager in Ubuntu? I thought that was in Windows. If you run
dmesg | more in Ubuntu, do you see the card listed?
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i dont see anything about audio but there is this chunk about 3/4 of the way down.
[ 89.335378] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
[ 89.336856] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 89.336867] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 89.336878] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 89.449814] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
[ 89.449828] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 89.466793] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 89.466835] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 89.466841] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
does this mean that my system has bluetooth and i dont know about it?
also there is a device manager. a very crue one but you can still see the sound card on it.
here is a screenshot
http://www.fileden.com/files/12766/snapshot1.png
the device is the ES1371
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The snapshot didn't show on the page. There was an error.
Yes, apparently, your system has bluetooth capabilities.
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ah whell i lost the pic so nevermind about the ss. im feeling lazy. well with the bluetooth connection can i put files on my phone for instance or am i limited to using wireless headsets?
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That, I don't know. I never ran bluetooth.
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Does the command lspci give you any sound hardware details like this?

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janrocks@debian:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI] (rev 01)
01:08.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
01:08.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
01:08.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
  1. janrocks@debian:~$ lspci
  2. 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
  3. 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
  4. 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
  5. 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
  6. 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
  7. 00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
  8. 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
  9. 01:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI] (rev 01)
  10. 01:08.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
  11. 01:08.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
  12. 01:08.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
  13. 01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
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00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
i just cant get the device to function
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lol don, you're silly :P you were unable to see the screenshot because in the link he posted, at the end of the url there's a [
go to the url minus the [ and you'll see the screenshot.

no, just because the system initializes bluetooth services, that does not mean you have bluetooth capabilities. by default, most distro's of linux enable bluetooth by default, my guess being because there are some wireless keyboards/mice that use bluetooth and they want these devices to function.

as for the sound issue, For each user you can allow/prevent use of sound in system/users. you just have to check the option userX is allowed to use soundcard. also, in system > preferences > sound, is there a default soundcard listed?

what version of ubuntu are you running?
anything happen when you click on the speaker in the upper right hand corner? i.e. does it allow you to set a default soundcard, enable access, etc.
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The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.

You can remove the volume control from the panel by right-clicking the speaker icon on the panel and selecting "Remove From Panel" from the menu.

thats the error i get when i click the speaker in the top right. it doesnt have a sound device listed but when i go into hal it shows the damn thing right there. ive partially given up on this issue allthough if i could get it fixed itd help tremendously. and the bluetooth doesnt do anything. i looked into it.

i did go into users and checked everything(including sound) and i now get this message
No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found.
im installing all of the GStreamer plugins now
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installed all gstreamer plugins and i still get

"No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found."

http://www.fileden.com/files/12766/Screenshot.png

this is the info from hal. and as it shows the path that it shows the units directory doesnt exhist. could it just be a bad card?
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Anarchy I was able to get to the page with the screen shot but when I clicked on it to make it larger so I could read it, that's when I lost it. I know that URLs don't have brackets.
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try the new link. it has more info

i used lspci again and now i get
00:0a.0Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)

this thing is pissing me off. i can see the sound card on all diagnostics and anything that shows pci devices it just wont work. is there a way to reinstall the driver?
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I read over this carefully and here goes..

The problem seems to be you have taken a HDD with ubuntu installed and configured from a dead machine with different hardware and put it in another.?

This means that the sound drivers you have installed are completely wrong for your hardware.

hints from a debian user.. You need to go into the package manager and remove the sound drivers (alsa sound) or do "apt-get remove -purge alsa" then reinstall.

If your sound hardware is working that should fix it. Any other way (with the very user configuration hating ubuntu) will be hard work and frustrating.
Once it's installed you just need to check that you are using the alsa drivers not the oss ones.
I speak from experience having wasted 4 days trying to get a faulty c-media soundcard working in sarge. The system configuration editor is too confusing to be any use.
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i didnt take this drive out of a dead machine. the only reason i saved the harddrive is its the only new part on the system. its a fresh install.

i will however try this since im about to take this damned thing out to the desert and shoot it.

where would you suggest getting the driver set. or will it auto install the ones i need. i know ubuntu autodetects this particular model since it installed fine before the previous crash
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didnt work for me. i think im gonna backup all of my files and reinstall. ill see if that does anything
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It should work.. but I don't use ubuntu, so no idea how well it supports/configures alsa.

On debian sound works fine except with adobe flash, which doesn't work at all.

If I was having this problem I would start here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
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if im not mistaken debian is the base fore ubuntu and kubuntu isnt it? thanks for the link. ill try anything since i cant find my spare harddisk
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good link btw

im pretty sure it will work. im recompiling my kernel now. this guy sounds like hes done this a time or twenty
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sorry forgot a few thigs

"apt-get remove -purge alsa" gives me "E: Command line option 'p' [from -purge] is not known."

and anarchy. im using feisty fawn
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changed the soundcard last night to this
im gonna do that checklist again
ill keep tabs

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00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
Subsystem: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
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it'll auto detect when you reinstall
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no it didnt
i reinstalled and now im back to step one again. i think fate doesnt want me to have a fully functioning computer. oh well. one of my friends is coming by next week to take a good look at it. hopefully he will know what to do. he has before
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well i decided to end the bs with this system. i went to the thrift store and bought a p3 1 GHZ system with a 64mb vid card and 512 of ram. then i bought a soundcard from the computer shop and reinstalled ubuntu. thanks all for the help. the card i was trying doesnt work on my friends windows system so it was fried afterall. thanks for all the help. peace
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I always had that feeling.. The fried creative card I have was doing exactly the same thing.

For future sound issues reference I found a good troubleshooting and cure type thread here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=17882
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meh next time ill just ask logan. hes the one that told me to try the card in a windows box. and let me use one of his windows boxes since i wont associate with windows anymore :mrgreen:
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so, you won't associate with it.. but you'll fall back on it? ;P interesting..
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only because logan made me. i wouldnt have used it at all if i didnt think he was right.
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Hi I'm new to ubuntu and have the same issue but the sound card is not onboard and worked under WinXP which I scrapped to opt for a Linux based OS. I hear a low popping sound when the computer goes on indicating it's powered up but then nothing. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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