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I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut down Xubuntu.

However, when I do so, I will have no sound, I will have similar issue to this, and guess what, to solve it, I have to set RUN=no.

So damn funny! Having to choose between never being able to shut your system down Vs never being able to hear a sound! Not sure if this is a question or a voting poll :)

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I solved it by disabling speech dispatcher

sudo update-rc.d -f speech-dispatcher remove

but now, the sound notification bar is missing, so i can't slide to change the sound, I can do so from my keyboard though.

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