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Thread: Sound - no devices, no sound

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Sound - no devices, no sound

    Hello everyone,
    I am sorry to create a new thread about sound problems, but I'm desperate and none of the other threads has helped.

    When I found out my netbook wouldn't play any sound, I started going through forums and tried out some shell codes to make it work. Result – now there are no sound cards whatsoever in the Sound menu. Also next to the sound icon, there are three dashes instead of “waves” and I cannot control volume.


    This is what it returns:

    $ uname -a 
    Linux dave 3.2.0-32-generic-pae #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:54:23 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    $ aplay -l
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** 
    /usr/bin/pulseaudio: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 
    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: HDA Generic [HDA Generic] 
      Subdevices: 1/1 
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 
    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] 
      Subdevices: 1/1 
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    $ cat /proc/asound/version 
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
    $ head -n 1 /proc/asound/card*/codec#* 
    ==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 <== 
    Codec: Realtek ID 269 
    ==> /proc/asound/card0/codec#1 <== 
    Codec: Intel CedarTrail HDMI
    What do I do?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Re: Sound - no devices, no sound

    You probably removed or otherwise borked pulseaudio (because all of the low-level ALSA driver info looks okay). First thing I would do is purge puleaudio and reinstall it.
    rm -rf ~/.pulse*
    sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio
    sudo apt-get install pulseudio
    Then log out and back in. If that doesn't help, post pulse log:

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