broken sound in one of user's account

Israel israeldahl at
Thu Oct 2 23:21:32 UTC 2014

Well... that is odd.
I wonder if they have some configuration messed up in their home folder?
you might try moving ~/.config/pulse to ~/.config/pulse_backup
then logout and log back in.

I don't have multiple users on my system, so I have never actually
encountered this issue...

You might check in alsamixer to make sure everything is not muted...
You can open is by typing
in a terminal.
Just look to see if any have MM at the base rather than 00

On 10/02/2014 04:50 PM, Michal Šíma wrote:
> Hi Israel,
> audio is there listed, but the sound is still not available.
> Michal
> Dne 2.10.2014 v 00:17 Israel napsal(a):
>> Hi Michal,
>> Is that user a member of the audio group?
>> I am sure there is a graphical tool to do it, but
>> you open a terminal in their session and type
>> groups
>> You should see audio listed
>> If not use your account that has administrative rights
>> usermod -a -G audio /ACTUAL_USER//_NAME/
>> Where /ACTUAL_USER//_NAME/ is whatever their user name is.
>> On 10/01/2014 04:13 PM, Michal Šíma wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I suddenly lost the sound in my user account. However in other
>>> accounts it is okay. Even in VLC player or from the web I am not able
>>> to play anything, even if I see that the playback is running.
>>> i am on Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Kernel Linux 3.13.0-36-generic (i686),
>>> HDA-Intel -HD-Audio Generic
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Michal
>> -- 
>> Regards


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