USB sound

R Kimber richardkimber at
Mon Oct 7 14:03:14 UTC 2013

On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:14:43 -0400
Ric Moore wrote:

> > All the relevant modules seem to be loaded OK, including snd_usb_audio.
> Methinks if you had pavucontrol installed first, before taking a hammer 
> to everything, you might have had a chance to be listening to your 
> tunes. Even a complete purge doesn't always remove all config files. 
> Maybe look to see if you have any ~/.alsa config files/directories still 
> lying around, or ~/.asound. rm them with great prejudice. Something is 
> telling it not to work/start.

I have pavucontrol installed.  I've got paulseaudio working again. The USB
doesn't show up there.

> It might be easier to re-install cleanly, which I have had to do from 
> some of my own 'hammering round pegs into square holes" sessions. Heh, 
> I've done that more than once! Or, just for grins, create a new user and 
> test my theory, unless you blew something up system wide.

Yes a clean re-install is a last resort, though.

> You might just go into /etc/init.d/ and type ./pulseaudio start
>      to see what error messages you see. But, if you're like me, you 
> blew it up real good. :) Ric

Probably :-)

service pulseaudio start gives:-

start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call",
sender=":1.130" (uid=1000 pid=21386 comm="start pulseaudio ")
interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Start" error name="(unset)"
requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1

ps shows a pulseaudio process now.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list