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    Pulseaudio ALSA Problem: Must issue sudo alsa force-reload on reboot.

    I have a problem, I have got sound working... But only when I issue the
    Code:
    sudo alsa force-reload
    command. It will when play the sound that was queued to play, like the login sound.

    Everytime when I restart, I have to do
    Code:
    sudo alsa force-reload
    in order for sound to work.

    Under Sound Preference, when I test sound it will always give me:

    Code:
    audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink: no element "gconfaudiosink"
    I am also missing autodetect in the sound selection, only ALSA is available.

    aplay -l gives:
    Code:
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC861VD Analog [ALC861VD Analog]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC861VD Digital [ALC861VD Digital]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 6: Si3054 Modem [Si3054 Modem]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    Is there a way to get sound working properly without reinstalling ubuntu?

    Code:
    lspci -v | grep -i audio
    00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
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    Re: Pulseaudio ALSA Problem: Must issue sudo alsa force-reload on reboot.

    BUMP >>>


    I am having a similar issue, I believe this has been bugged in launchpad but doesnt look like its been given a big priority..

    This also happens when returning from hibernate & suspend..

    Using this script:

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/asla-utils stop
    sudo alsa force-reload
    sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils start

    And placing it in /etc/pm/sleep.d is a workaround for returning from suspend.

    Im gonna go look for the bug report and post the URL in a reply when I find it.
    Last edited by WIGGMPk; November 9th, 2008 at 03:21 AM. Reason: wrong init.d command

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    Re: Pulseaudio ALSA Problem: Must issue sudo alsa force-reload on reboot.

    This is the bug report.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...io/+bug/222428

    They are mainly talking about when returning from suspend/sleep/hibernate but it is effectively the same situation.

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    Re: Pulseaudio ALSA Problem: Must issue sudo alsa force-reload on reboot.

    i have this same problem and the force reload works but my video playback doesn't work either (youtube freezes as does vlc and any other video). is there any way to force reload video drivers like with the alsa force reload? thanks

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    Re: Pulseaudio ALSA Problem: Must issue sudo alsa force-reload on reboot.

    Here are a few options to choose from from fixing pulse to disabling it and using asla, or replacing pulse with esound.

    First fixing pulse
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4928900

    Disabling pulse and using alsa (Before deciding to remove pulse you should read the warning here as to what the result could be).
    http://forumubuntusoftware.info/view...st=0&sk=t&sd=a
    and another one going the same route here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...02#post6370902

    Replacing pulse with esound
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=885437

    There are more but this gives you some alternatives that are being used.
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    no sound
    Do you have all the needed codecs to be able to play sound?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
    if so and you still have no sound try these maybe one will help.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=997506
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