After installing Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron), I didn’t get any sound when I tried to play sound files in Amarok (the distribution’s own package of version 126.96.36.199), a music oriented audio player/music library for *nix.
I fixed this by changing opening
Settings - Configure Amarok - Engine and changing the Xine engine’s (no other engine is installed by default these days) output plugin from “
default” to “
alsa“. The problem is probably related to PulseAudio, a new sound server used by default in many recent GNU/Linux distributions.