update killed my sound AGAIN!!!

G. pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 17:00:50 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Bill Walton <bwalton.im at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks, u
> Bill
> -
Sure it is not hardware?

Anyway, how aboout booting into a LiveCD and seeing if you have sound?
 If you do then you can be 100% sure it is a software issue.

I never get an output for pulseaudio-k but sound works afterwards.


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