View Full Version : [ubuntu] My sound disappeared

November 12th, 2008, 12:01 PM

This is what has happened:
A few days ago I had an .avi file running in an VLC window. I paused the clip and a couple of minutes later I tried to watch a youTube film but the sound disappeared. But with a reboot the sound was back again.

However, yesterday I made the same mistake and the sound vanished once again, but this time no reboot has helped. I cant get sound from any audio program but if I turn on my microphone I can here my self talk so I am very puzzled... :confused:

Any ideas to what has happened and how I can fix this??


Tycho Quad
November 12th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I have a similar issue. My sound just disapeared while playing a game and restarting didn't help. If I set sound to use OSS it will work, but that is less than ideal.

ALSA and PulseAudio will make a quiet crackle come out of the speakers whenever sound is supposed to be playing.

November 12th, 2008, 01:04 PM

Tycho Quad
November 12th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Didn't help. Problem is still as described.

EDIT: I feel like such an idiot. As it turns out, the PCM volume meter was hidden from the manager, and muted. Thanks for your help.

November 12th, 2008, 07:23 PM
No, that did not help... :(

And I checked my PCM volume as well...