Hi Guys

Nothing new I guess. I have intermittent sound loss problem on my Hardy machine. I might be listening to a song or watching a movie, then all of a sudden the sound disappears. I have figured out how to get my sound back - Close the application play around with something else and reopen it after a while. Rythembox at times start playing again automatically after a while.
Interestingly I rarely had problems with sound when watching online video (youtube etc.)

I don't think its a h/w problem since I never had a problems with my XP.

freddy@freddy-desktop:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH5]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH5 - IEC958]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Is there a solution? Or is 8.10 the answer?
Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance guys.