update killed my sound AGAIN!!!

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 23:56:02 UTC 2012

On 04/02/2012 04:18 PM, Bill Walton wrote:
> I went out and got a new set of headphones and have verified that
> hardware is still working.  The update seems only to have killed the
> external mic / speakers.  Unfortunately for me, I need the external
> mic / speakers for conferencing.

Mine just plain crapped out and installing an inexpensive PCI sound card 
fixed it right up. I did have to go into the bios and remove support for 
the onboard sound system before going into the boot process. Everything 
worked peachy after.

I had installed a new power supply that released it's smoke AND a blue 
flash. It knocked out my sound and a harddrive. Luckily I was able to 
replace the pc board on the harddrive for $35 and it came right back to 
life. So, just maybe your sound hardware has gone on to it's eternal 
reward? If you have a sound card in your junk box, try it out.

I ~assume~ you have gone through using alsamixer (for ALSA) first, and 
then pavucontrol (for Pulse) after, to set your hardware up first? Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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