off and on sound problem

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Tue Dec 14 01:25:35 GMT 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at>wrote:

> I am using Ubuntu studio 10.04.   I get sound for a while after start up
> but then loose it. I typed pavucontrol into the terminal. The volume
> control panel comes up and I get an error message ( connection failed:
> connection terminated).  The little speaker thingies in the Volume
> control are showing and X as if muted. If I restart I have sound for a
> while but then loose it.  If I play VLC media player sound stops and
> starts and beaks up and after a while it shuts down altogether. I would
> appreciate any help with this.  Thanks  Doug
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let us know what hardware your using... are you using JACK? is this an
internal card? or a USB device?

you can run
in a terminal and paste that here, or

i have a VIA sound device that just dies sometimes... what kernel are you

uname -a

have you tried other kernels?

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