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No Sound in Mint?

Postby racerXazn on Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi all,

I'm running Linux Mint 7 Gloria ..

Today while trying to entertain my curiosity I unlocked and relocked the ROOT account.
After doing so I began experiencing problems with Pulseaudio, now it detects no devices at all. I tried rebooting and it did find some sinks, but now no sound plays from any of them.. I put everything up all the way via the ALSA mixer to no avail...

If anyone could help me get my sound back that would be awesome...I can't hear anything from anywhere.
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Re: No Sound in Mint?

Postby mcash454 on Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:17 pm

I also had sound problems when I first installed Mint. Are you sure you had sound prior to the logging in/out as ROOT? I initially attributed my lack of sound to some random event, but then found out by poking around that I never had sound to begin with. I only had sound when I successfully logged into the system, but no sound at all once I was actually in Mint.

There are a TON of Ubuntu audio problem threads on various forums, which I found made it more difficult to actually zero in on a solution. Here is a link to 2 separate solutions http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=33956&p=198039&hilit=killall+pulseaudio#p198039

I recommend trying the 'quick solution' first, and if that works then try the steps that include a "sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio" command.
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Re: No Sound in Mint?

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 pm

Other topics for solutions to sound problems are listed Here
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Re: No Sound in Mint?

Postby racerXazn on Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:09 am

I had sound before, I was actually listening to music..then suddenly none of the youtube videos produced sound then rhythm box stopped making sound as well (it wasn't coming out of the speakers)

I tried the other topics but to no avail...should I just reinstall mint?
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Re: No Sound in Mint?

Postby racerXazn on Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:31 pm

Nevermind, I fixed it.
I didn't see the second solution in your original post mcash454 ~~

I just ended up purging Pulse Audio and getting Esound, thanks so much~
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