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There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound)

The sound indicator is only shown before log in. After log in the indicator is gone. I have tried so many things and searched Google for more then a week now, installed Ubuntu 3 times...

Pls help, I don't want to go back to windows

If you need more info let me know

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For Ubuntu to work properly, it probably needs to be another format to NTFS. – Wilf Feb 3 '14 at 21:57
i was not hoping to hear that because of the amount of data in my home folder. But ill try to use a different format. Should I format to ext3 or ext4? – Erres Feb 4 '14 at 8:04
ect4 is better than ext3 (I think). if you want to read it from a Windows machine, you can use Ext2Fsd, which supports ext2 and ext3, and might support ext4. If you want to format it, GParted works nicely off of Ubuntu, or a Live Disk, but as that is a /home partition, you will need to place /home` elsewhere, otherwise you won't be able to login. – Wilf Feb 4 '14 at 11:30
I will back up my /home folder and format the HDD to ext4. Ill let you know if this solved the problem. Thnx for your help and info. – Erres Feb 4 '14 at 15:05
Saw your comment to late...I reinstalled Ubuntu and formatted (back-upped first) the other HDD to etx4, mounted /home again..... and after log in there was still sound!!! :D Thank you for your help! – Erres Feb 4 '14 at 21:26
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Try another format for /home than NTFS. It probably does not support the config files used by Linux, or messes them up or something.

Try formatting it to ext4. This is the best filesystem to run Linux off, and can probably be read from in Windows using Ext2Fsd, which supports ext2 and ext3, and might support ext4.

If you want to format it, GParted works nicely off a Live Disk - as this a /home partition, you will have to do this off a Live Disk or another machine, as you can't login with a user that needs that /home partition..

Another method would be to backup /home, and reinstall, formatting the /home partition to ext4.

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