update killed my sound AGAIN!!!

Bill Walton bwalton.im at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 11:58:21 UTC 2012

Hi Gary,

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Bill Walton <bwalton.im at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry for the shouting but this has been a PITA for a long time.  In
>> the past I've always been able to restore sound (I lose it after
>> _every_ update) by following the help documentation
>> (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure).
>> This time I am unable to get sound back.  I'm running 10.04 on an HP
>> G72 laptop.  No dual boot.  Just 10.04 LTS.
>> The most telling, so far, response I get from the system is from the
>> output of the first step:
>> <snip>
>> linux-image-2.6.32-40-generic is already the newest version.
>> E: Couldn't find package linux-alsa-driver-modules-2.6.32-40-generic
>> <snip>
>> Any ideas?  I'm happy to post more info if it will help, but this
>> seems to be the nut.
>> Thanks,
>> Bill
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> Have you tried pulseaudio -k from a terminal?  This gets me restarted in 11.10.
> garyk

Thanks for the response and my apologies for my delay in responding.
Running pulseaudio -k has no effect.  The command returns immediately
with no output whatsoever.  Rebooting the system afterward has no
effect wrt sound output either.


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