VLC and sound

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 14 01:19:24 UTC 2009

On 01/12/2009 07:17 PM, mark Pyles wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (Gnome desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. 
> I have a problem where my VLC media player doesn't always have sound 
> when I go to use it. For example, if I have been using my computer for a 
> while and open VLC to watch a DVD I get no sound. Not until I reboot my 
> computer and start VLC after my computer reboots that the sound works 
> fine. Any ideas as to the cause of that? Thanks.
> Mark

Instead of rebooting, try this from a terminal next time you lose sound:

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils reset

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