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I've recently switched from Empathy to Pidgin as my IM client, but I've noticed the notification sounds Pidgin plays on events like a contact signing in crackle. I've never had such problems with any other sound on Ubuntu, but Pidgin seems to have a problem with my audio setup.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks for your help.

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I had the same problem until I opened Pidgin's sound properties and switch "method" from "auto" to "ALSA". Now it works.

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Thanks a lot, this has fixed my audio issues with pidgin! +1 – Pandorica Oct 11 '10 at 20:29
confirm: fixed. – piro Dec 18 '10 at 20:42

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