[ubuntu-us-mn] Sound not working till reboot.

Brian Dolan-Goecke BrianDG at Goecke-Dolan.com
Tue Jun 2 19:38:26 BST 2009

I had problems with pulse audio, the audio ... multiplexer ( ?that is 
not the correct term.. ) used on ubuntu.

I had a lot of problems with my home computer at home, I would only be 
able to play one video and then the sound would stop working.  When I 
searched around I found quite a few people unhappy with pulse audio.  I 
agree with their conclusion that pulse audio was not quite ready for 
prime time.  I have had problems on the computers I use at work with 
pulse audio also.

So far in Ubuntu in 9.04 is has worked better on my computers at work.

If you like, here is a link to remove pulse audio (this is what I did at 
home removed pulse audio and used esd.)

This was the link I used, but it doesn't seem to be working now ?

Good Luck.


Brian Jenkins wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Fred H Olson <fholson at cohousing.org> wrote:
>> I have Ubuntu 8.10 on my computer and today I could not figure out why I
>> was getting no sound from a video.  I checked the usual things, tried
>> other sources of audio and could not figure out what the problem was.
>> I know I'd had sound last night.  Lately I've been using hibernate
>> overnight rather than shutdown overnight.
>> When I finally shut down and rebooted sound came back.
>> Any ideas what was wrong and what could have fixed the problem without
>> rebooting?
>> Fred
> I've been having similar problems since just after installing Jaunty,
> except sound doesn't work at all :( I've combed Ubuntu Forums for
> help, and have had no luck at all.  I've heard that this may be due to
> issues with the NVIDIA graphics drivers, but I can't confirm that just
> yet...
> --Brian Jenkins

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