I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xdmx/Xmonad without Gnome on a macbook air 4,2.
Xdmx is an X Server that allows you to use other Linux computers running X11 as monitors. Literally, monitors connected by ethernet.
Xmonad is a window manager that is like Vim for your desktop. It manages your windows for you so you can focus on more important things like programming.
When I go onto my computer, I first stop gnome with sudo service gdm stop and then run xinit & xmonad. This means that xmonad is running directly on top of a bare bones X11 server.
Unfortunately, there is no sound and doing
sneilan@sneilan-MacBookAir:~$ sudo service pulseaudio start * PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions doesn't turn it on.
If I run alsamixer, I get
sneilan@sneilan-MacBookAir:~$ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory
Sound works normally in Gnome and Xmonad running on top of Gnome.
How would I start my sound up without going into gnome?
Thank you for your time.