I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce on my ARM Samsung Chromebook 3 using Crouton. The sound is not working however. When I try to configure the sound using GStreamer I get

GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices. Some sound system specific GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem.

The fixes I've found through so far haven't helped.

Similar to this user here, I can't find how to implement this fix. https://askubuntu.com/questions/413293/samsung-arm-chomebook-no-sound-in-dual-os-with-crouton

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I fixed this same problem by doing a chrome os recovery and re-downloading crouton. BUT install crouton using the following

sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring -e

instead of the command

sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring

It should ask you for a pass-phrase and a password. Just use your password for all of that. When you start crouton using sudo startxfce4 enter in your password and then it will not happen again. Make sure you backup all of your data you want to keep before doing this process though.

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