No sound after upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04

Bob Haugen bob.haugen at
Mon Aug 3 08:35:39 CDT 2009

Got Flash plugin installed using these instructions:

Somewhere (either in the flash installation or rebooting a bunch of
times) the sound came back to life.  Can't tell exactly what did it,

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM, Bob Haugen<bob.haugen at> wrote:
> One more "interesting" problem:  the flash plugin was no longer
> installed in Firefox.  When I got to YouTub's flash movie player, I
> selected the option to install the plugin.  Said it had installed
> successfully, but the page did not recognize it.  Restarted Firefox,
> no diff (except clicking to install the plugin now said it was
> installed). Rebooted completely, still no diff.
> Wonder if this might be related to the sound problem?
> Found more about the sound problem, too.  Seems to be well known, but
> the supposed workaround does not make a lot of sense to me.  Of course
> the Dell "fix" page did not make any sense, either and did not work...

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