No interface sounds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by koesherbacon, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. koesherbacon macrumors member

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    This is really weird. I just upgraded my HDD and restored my computer from a Time Machine back up.

    Everything works fine, except my interface sounds! Other sounds work: iTunes, internet sites like YouTube, VLC, etc.

    I've already gone into System Preferences --> Sound and made sure everything is enabled, but I still get no sound from stuff like emptying the trash, moving files/folders, etc. When I hit the Volume Up/Down buttons on the keyboard it does display the bezel and make the beep.

    Does anybody know what the problem is and how to fix it?

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Moving files or folders isn't supposed to make a sound. Do you get a startup chime when you boot up? Do you get a sound when you send or receive mail?

    Also, go to System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects and make sure "Play sound effects through:" is set properly and the volume at the bottom of that screen is set properly.
     
  3. koesherbacon thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, here's the craziest thing.

    I noticed in the Sound preference pane that there was an option for LogMeIn for some reason. So I opened CleanMyMac and uninstalled the software.

    Next, after searching around I found that I also should remove that driver from my system. This thread was very helpful. This command removes the driver
    Code:
    Sudo kextunload /system/library/extensions/logmeinsounddriver64.kext 
    Now the sound works perfectly fine!

    Weirest bug I've ever encountered!

    I guess I'll be using a different remote software app from now on.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you elect to use apps like CMM, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion: I would not recommend using CleanMyMac or any of its variants, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. Here's a recent example. While you may not have experienced problems yet, enough people have that it's wise to avoid it, especially since there are free alternatives that have better reputations, such as Onyx.
    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process. These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt. Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.
    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
    I use TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.
     

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