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    How can I test my sound card/driver?

    I have no sound with YouTube, VLC, Audacious.

    My laptop had a hard time with a restart last nite and actually froze forcing me to manually shut it down. When I turned it on this morning I had no sound.

    I did check the sound preferences to make sure nothing was muted.
    What? Where am I?

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    Re: How can I test my sound card/driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy1kenobi View Post
    I have no sound with YouTube, VLC, Audacious.

    My laptop had a hard time with a restart last nite and actually froze forcing me to manually shut it down. When I turned it on this morning I had no sound.

    I did check the sound preferences to make sure nothing was muted.
    In a terminal window, type "aplay -l". If the sound card is working and a driver loaded for it, this will display it.

    It this responds with "no sound cards found" or something similar, then there's either a driver problem or the sound hardware is dead. At that point, run "lspci" in a terminal window, and see if the sound hardware is listed in there.

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