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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    Thanks all!
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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    cheers u get me the way to go


    thanks a lot!!!

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    Thanks all ...

    Helped me fix the thing that was bugging me the whole day .

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    I don't have a hidden .pulse folder in my Home directory. Sound works, but I have no sound icon in the panel. YES, I have the Indicator Applet attached to the panel and I see the envelope icon, but no sound icon.

    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling pulseaudio but that didn't help the situation.

    Ideas?

    Cheers,
    Cody

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    Deleted the .pulse folder and the problem was fixed on re-boot.

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubuk2008 View Post
    Unfortunately, this method did not help me. What helped me was the following:

    1. Go to 'Home' folder by clicking the 'Places' menu
    2. press Ctrl + H to reveal hidden folders
    3. delete the '.pulse' folder
    4. restart

    Hope this helps someone
    Worked!! thx a lot
    Last edited by Wejdan; July 8th, 2011 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    I am in Ubuntu 10.10. Today a I did an Update, which included a kernel update. So I had to reboot to complete the update. Since then no sound. Why did I have to update? It worked flawlessly before. I followed all the instructions in this thread. The first time I deleted .pulse from my home directory and rebooted, the sound came back. I was happy. Then the sound did not work in SKYPE. I deleted and reinstalled SKYPE through Synaptic. Then the sound was even gone on the desktop and the little speaker Icon shows no status and when I click on the Sound Preferences I get "Waiting for sound system to respond." Now every time I delete .pulse and reboot, the sound does not come back and I always get this message. Is the .pulse folder suppose to be forever deleted, or by deleting it, it just restores a new copy hopefully with the correct settings? I have gone back to my former kernel in GRUB and still no sound. Its clobbered. Any help please?

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    None of your tips worked for me.
    Deleting .pulse did not do anything at all.

    I still have an icon with a speaker, and when I click on the "Sound Preferences..." there is an "Waiting for sound system to respond" message window appearing.

    I do have a sound, but I can't do any sound preferences...


    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    Deleted the .pulse directory and the Sound Preferences opened up immediately - no restart necessary. Cool!

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    Re: "Waiting for sound system to respond" problem, Ubuntu 10.04

    i'm having the same problem "waiting for sound system to respond" and deleting the .pulse folder doesn't work.
    but i still have sound..

    does anyone have a fix yet?

    thanks

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