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The other day I was listening to music and my sound just stopped. It had been working fine before. So I checked youtube, everything was up full, I checked my volume manager. That was fine. So I unplugged my speakers, took the plug out and left them for a minute. I then plugged them back in. Nothing. I have rebooted aswell, several times.

I am wondering if there are any solutions to this? It's really annoying to have no sound.

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So, it was working fine, and it stopped mid-play and hasn't worked since? I'm thinking hardware frown.gif

Can you try a different distro's live CD?
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post #3 of 12
try running alsa conf it has some tests.
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Any luck moving from ALSA to OSS?
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post #5 of 12
Open up a terminal, and run alsamixer. At the same time open the sound mixer provided by Ubuntu (it should use pulseaudio). Try to get both levels for master and speaker to be 'un-muted' in mixers. This might require a little playing around with it. Also close all web browsers, because sometimes flash running in nspluginwrapper can cause sound to not work. It requires some libs that I don't think are included in Ubuntu.
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I didn't think pulseaudio & ALSA could be run simultaneously? Anyway, I maintain that if it was working one minute, then cut out, and hasn't come back since, that there is probably a hardware issue that needs to be verified with a Live CD
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I didn't think pulseaudio & ALSA could be run simultaneously?
I thought ALSA and OSS compatibility was one of the chief goals of PulseAudio
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I didn't think pulseaudio & ALSA could be run simultaneously? Anyway, I maintain that if it was working one minute, then cut out, and hasn't come back since, that there is probably a hardware issue that needs to be verified with a Live CD

I had this problem when I ran an Xubuntu liveCD on my laptop. Yes, pulse and alsa do run together (that´s why the pulseaudio alsa plugin exists). It would be muted under alsa, and pulse didn´t have access to raise the mixer in alsa (hell I don´t know why). Opened up alsamixer, played with it a little bit, and got both mixers to finally be unmuted. It was really quite strange.
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I should know this, but what's the point of Pulseaudio then? I mean, why not just use ALSA on it's own?
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post #10 of 12
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I got it fixed... by installing Ubuntu! It is working fine now... although if the issue arises again I will come back here.

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