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    sound stopped working

    My sound was working fine until I turned off my PC last night. I turn it on tonight and no sound anywhere. Can't see anything on mute. Is this common? Thought I would ask before I re-install.

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    Re: sound stopped working

    Seriously...no-one have any ideas?

    My sound worked yesterday when I turned the PC on and then again not today. I know the drivers are initialising because the speakers make a hiss when they load during boot.

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    Re: sound stopped working

    You should at least give us some details, like what sound card you're using.

    To get a list of all the sound hardware on your PC, type this in a console:
    Code:
    aplay -l
    Don't forget to Google your sound card + the word Ubuntu to find if this problem is common, too.

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    Re: sound stopped working

    Thanks for replying. The aplay details are below. It is odd because this problem has never arisen before now and I have been using Ubuntu for quite a while.

    card 0: nForce3 [NVidia nForce3], device 0: Intel ICH [NVidia nForce3]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: nForce3 [NVidia nForce3], device 2: Intel ICH - IEC958 [NVidia nForce3 - IEC958]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: Audigy2 [Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]], device 0: emu10k1 [ADC Capture/Standard PCM Playback]
    Subdevices: 32/32
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
    Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
    Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
    Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
    Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
    Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
    Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
    Subdevice #8: subdevice #8
    Subdevice #9: subdevice #9
    Subdevice #10: subdevice #10
    Subdevice #11: subdevice #11
    Subdevice #12: subdevice #12
    Subdevice #13: subdevice #13
    Subdevice #14: subdevice #14
    Subdevice #15: subdevice #15
    Subdevice #16: subdevice #16
    Subdevice #17: subdevice #17
    Subdevice #18: subdevice #18
    Subdevice #19: subdevice #19
    Subdevice #20: subdevice #20
    Subdevice #21: subdevice #21
    Subdevice #22: subdevice #22
    Subdevice #23: subdevice #23
    Subdevice #24: subdevice #24
    Subdevice #25: subdevice #25
    Subdevice #26: subdevice #26
    Subdevice #27: subdevice #27
    Subdevice #28: subdevice #28
    Subdevice #29: subdevice #29
    Subdevice #30: subdevice #30
    Subdevice #31: subdevice #31
    card 1: Audigy2 [Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]], device 2: emu10k1 efx [Multichannel Capture/PT Playback]
    Subdevices: 8/8
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
    Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
    Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
    Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
    Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
    Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
    Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
    card 1: Audigy2 [Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]], device 3: emu10k1 [Multichannel Playback]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: Audigy2 [Audigy 2 ZS [SB0350]], device 4: p16v [p16v]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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    Re: sound stopped working

    I could find this when Googling your sound card + "no sound Ubuntu":
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=648829

    I guess you'd better follow the FAQ it refers to, then.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4874981

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    Re: sound stopped working

    are you sure ubuntu hasnt defaulted to one of your other soundcards? you seem to have an audigy and an onboard soundcard

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    Re: sound stopped working

    Ah, that's right. Try using the asoundconf tool to list the cards found (asoundconf list) and set it using asoundconf set-default-card <NAME FROM LIST>. Then restart ALSA or the PC and see if sound works (also check the audio control panel after doing this).

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