I have no real clue as how to properly report this, I've never had this happen while being a Ubuntu user. Today something has happened, my laptop is much slower on it's initial boot ups. Something interesting, there is some sort of strange error codes or something being displayed just before the computer launches into Ubuntu. I couldn't do a "print screen" or grab a "desktop shot" via the computer, I had to grab my little digital camera and take pictures of the screen... Here is some of what I got, it went by to quick to grab everything.... & These error codes and such may be contributing to my computers lack of sound! My sound icon on the upper taskbar will not come back, no matter how many "add to panels" I do and "add indicator applet" no dice, no go, no way, it won't return. Plus I noticed something else, I will show it to you.... "Dummy Sound"? I don't ever remember "Dummy Sound" being there, I think I had something else!?! One last thing here, I don't know if this is important, it sure looks important to me. But in my "sound preferences" I have no hardware showing, is this normal, I thought I had something in there the last I checked!?! "see it empty in there"! I don't know what to do, if this was Windows XP and I had error codes jumping all over the place, seconds prior to booting up, and I had no sound, I would say it might be time for a total system re-install. "Any thoughts here folks"?