View Full Version : [ubuntu] GUI Stalls When Sound is Out

July 21st, 2010, 04:38 PM
At times sound does not work and opening Sound Preferences produces only "Waiting for sound system to respond". Any time a sound would play in Firefox or Thunderbird it instead stalls the application window (or all windows) from responding for about 5 seconds.

Sometimes closing all applications and restarting clears up the sound problem and the stalling. But it usually comes back after shutting down with some applications left open. I do not restore saved applications at sign-in.

October 27th, 2010, 09:19 PM
The sound problem still exists even after a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10.

Closing all applications and shutting down appears to fix it on the next boot.