I installed Ubuntu on my Dell 1555 Laptop and decided to make it dual boot with Windows 7. I wanted to share the home folder with the "My Documents" Folder in Windows, so i created an extra partition for this folder. Sadly, the ext3 partition didn't showed up, so i decided to format it to NTFS. Now, everything works just fine, but the audio fails. I can hear sound, but i can't change the volume. Neither on the Unity bar nor in the audio settings. On the bar, the speaker symbol has just three dahses behind it, the settings are greyed out. Also, my soundcard won't show up in the settings...
After some reading i think i found out, that pulseaudio fails to start. It gives me that:
user@user-Laptop:~$ pulseaudio --start E: [autospawn] core-util.c: Home directory /home/user not ours. W: [autospawn] lock-autospawn.c: Fehler beim Zugriff auf Autostart-Sperre. E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to acquire autospawn lock
So i did:
user@user-Laptop:~$ ls -l /home/ insgesamt 12 drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Mai 1 16:00 Benutzer drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mai 1 15:58 $RECYCLE.BIN drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mai 1 15:48 System Volume Information drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Mai 3 12:14 user
I think my problem is, that i must be the owner of the home folder
chown -R user /home/user/.dmrc chmod 600 /home/user/.dmrc chown -R user /home/user chmod 755 /home/user
Sadly, this won't work too. So I came up with adjusting the fstab:
# /home was on /dev/sda4 during installation UUID=493A893161C9A186 /home ntfs-3g defaults, nls=utf8, umask=077, uid=user, gid=users, usermapping=/home/, dmask=002 0 0
I listed usermapping=path in the options, because i've read that there is a usermapping on each NTFS Partition, located in a hidden folder ( .NTFS-3G ). But this folder doesn't exists too.
In order to repair my audio, i created .xinitrx and .xsession for pulseaudio. I don't know if this helps anyone...
So for conclusion: All i want is to adjust my audio volume, everything else is working afaik