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1398 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2007 9:42 PM by Keith Lynch
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2007 2:07 PM (in response to Amanda Winton)Same problem here. 10.4.10, MacBook.
So far I couldn't find any solution. The only "strange" thing I've installed recently was the XiphQT Component for QuickTime (support for .ogg). I'll remove it to see if it will help.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2007 4:43 AM (in response to Amanda Winton)Hi All,
The standard fixes are:
Check System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects has the volume turned Up.
Check iChat will play the Sounds in iChat > Preferences > Alerts.
If this work then try deleting com.apple.ichat.plist as this holds the global and Individually set Alerts.
(it also loses Bubble colours, Font choices for text chats, Saved Status messages and Menu bar icon setting amoungst others)
If that does not work delete com.apple.audio.DeviceSettings.plist in the Hard drive/Library/Preferences (Not your Home folder)
12:43 PM Sunday; November 11, 2007G4/1GhzDual MDD (10.4.10) MacBookPro 2gig( 10.5) NETGEAR DG834GUK + Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.5), + Well 10.4.10 "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 12:45 AM (in response to Amanda Winton)Do you have any third part iChat programs installed. Like Chax or anything like that? I lost my sounds after upgrading to Leopard. I had Chax in Tiger. I uninstalled Chax, and my notification sounds returned.
AlohaMac Pro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2007 6:25 AM (in response to Amanda Winton)I have the same issue. The frustrating part is that I never know if someone responds! I have to keep checking visually. I have no fixes either. I may have to call Apple Support.MacBook Pro Core2 Duo, G5 1.6, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2007 1:45 PM (in response to Amanda Winton)I am experiencing similar missing buddy notification sound problems after updating to OS-X to 10.4.11 on Friday 11/16. Additionally iChat no longer bounces the icon on the Dock when messages are received. Reboots, repair of permissions, and misc cleanups have not resolved the issue. I've checked all sound settings in System Preferences and in Audio MIDI Setup utility as well without success. My buddy is using AIM and is receiving notification sounds when I send and log in/out. Running iChat version 3.1.8 (v445) based on iLife '05. Hopefully Apple Support will address it...iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 GHz PowerPC G5 1GB DDR SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2007 2:49 PM (in response to ndsG5)Use the Download tab at top of page.
Navigate to your version (Intel or PPC) of the COMBO 10.4.11 update and run that.
10:49 PM Tuesday; November 20, 2007G4/1GhzDual MDD (10.4.10) MacBookPro 2gig( 10.5) NETGEAR DG834GUK + Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.5), + Well 10.4.10 "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2007 10:32 PM (in response to Nate Harrison)thank you all for your comments. I had pretty much tried everything - but have found somewhat of a solution. Simply not leaving iChat open all the time seems to have fixed the problem. So as long as I quit out of it every now and then, my sounds stay active, even within the finder. I haven't lost my sounds since.Powerbook G4 15" 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, iBook G4, iSight, Airport Express, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2007 11:59 AM (in response to Amanda Winton)Ok
7:59 PM Sunday; November 25, 2007G4/1GhzDual MDD (10.4.10) MacBookPro 2gig( 10.5) NETGEAR DG834GUK + Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.5), + Well 10.4.10 "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2007 5:04 AM (in response to Amanda Winton)Make sure iChat is quit out of every few days - leaving it running constantly seemed to cause the problem of the lost sounds. Since I have been doing this I haven't lost the sounds at all.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2007 9:42 PM (in response to Amanda Winton)I am having the same problem as "ndsG5". iChat seems to be not playing sounds at all after the combo update. It works in the ichat preferences when I assign them but not in the main program. Ever since the update this has happened. I don't keep ichat open all the time either. I have 10.4.11 loaded also. I don't think reloading the combo update will work. It may cause more damage than good since I already upgraded. I am using a griffin imic attached to my external speakers. I also tried disconnecting them and using just the internal speaker. It didn't work either. I also played with the system prefs. That didn't work either.
All help is appreciated.G4 1.8 (AGP Graphics) mhz (tiger) and Powerbook G4 12 inch 1.5 ghz (Leopard), Mac OS X (10.4.11), ipod classic 160 gb, isight, 300 gb external, 512 MB and 1 GB ipod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2007 1:08 PM (in response to Keith Lynch)Thanks Ralph and Amanda for your suggestions and input.
Keith, I've found a workaround (for my system at least) today that has been working well. Instead of mucking with the Alerts in Preferences I modified the notification actions for each buddy in my Buddy List. However, I cannot guarantee this will help those using iChat for OS-X 10.5. Below is from iChat's help doc:
"Setting up iChat to notify you when your buddy changes his status"
You can set up iChat to notify you when a specific buddy becomes available, sends you a file, or invites you to chat.
To set notification actions for your buddies:
1. Select a person in your Buddy List, then choose Buddies > Get Info.
2. Choose Actions in the Show pop-up menu.
3. Choose an option, such as Buddy Becomes Available, from the Event pop-up menu, and then set options, such as "Play sound," or "Bounce icon in the Dock." The next time your buddy becomes available, iChat will notify you depending on what option you selected.
I feel a bit stupid because I can't recall if I had enabled those notification actions on initial use of iChat. Or possibly the 10.4.11 update over-rode or reset those actions. In any case the workaround is functioning for me with sounds and bouncing iChat icon.
I'm quite interested in getting feedback if this works for anyone else.
NeiliMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 GHz PowerPC G5 1GB DDR SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2007 9:42 PM (in response to ndsG5)Hey Neil,
It sounded like a good idea but it didn't work. BTW I have Leopard on my powerbook and ichat works fine. Since I did the 10.4.11 update on my tower, it doesn't work anymore no matter what I do. You shouldn't have to go through so much trouble to do this. It's just a stupid bug. I'm sure someone will figure out a solution. (I hope) . I'll let you know if I come across something.
Thanks Neil and happy holidays!
-KeithG4 400 mhz (tiger) and Powerbook G4 12 inch 1.5 ghz (tiger), Mac OS X (10.4.11), ipod photo 60 gb, isight, 300 gb external,512 MB and 1 GB ipod shuffle