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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to configure sound to work properly in GNOME?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. sudo killall esd
    sudo cp /etc/esound/esd.conf /etc/esound/esd.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/esound/esd.conf
  4. Find this section
    spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 5
  5. Replace with the following lines
    spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default
  6. Save the edited file (sample)
  7. sudo apt-get install libesd-alsa0
    sudo gedit /etc/asound.conf
  8. Insert the following lines into the new file
    pcm.card0 {
    type hw
    card 0
    pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmixer"
    pcm.dmixer {
    type dmix
    ipc_key 1025
    slave {
    pcm "hw:0,0"
    period_time 0
    period_size 2048
    buffer_size 32768
    rate 48000
    bindings {
    0 0
    1 1
  9. Save the edited file (sample)
  10. sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
  11. System -> Preferences -> Sound
  12. Sound preferences
    General Tab -> Sounds for events (Un-Checked)
  13. Save and close all opened applications, Reboot computer
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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