View Full Version : [ubuntu] Serious sound issues. Stopped working, now it works, no controls.

August 2nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
I was watching youtube videos (vlogs) this morning, so I know sound was working in the AM, then I went and ran some errands, then noticed that my computer restarted. Came back, turned it on, heard the initial login screen sfx, but after that no other sound would play. nothing. volume was maxed on the desktop, the speaker volume was about half, nothing was muted according to alsamixer. I suddenly got a pulseaudio crash error, and restared my computer again. now my sound works, but the icon / control on the panel wont display, and my keyboard volume controls wont work.
What can I do to fix this?

August 2nd, 2012, 07:26 PM
alt+f2 ran pulseaudio. somehow that also re-added it back to my startup; as before, no matter how many times I rebooted, it never popped up.