off and on sound problem

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Tue Dec 14 02:28:16 GMT 2010

On 12/13/2010 08:25 PM, Mike Holstein wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at 
> <mailto: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
> lspci
> in a terminal and paste that here, or
> lsusb
> i have a VIA sound device that just dies sometimes... what kernel are 
> you using?
> uname -a
> have you tried other kernels?
> -- 
> MH
I have an AMD 64 dual chip motherboard that I installed about 3 years 
ago . The computer is an HPpavilian 720
    I am trying to think how to see what kernal is in here. I downloaded 
Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and installed it. I see if I can figure out what the 
kernel is.    Doug
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