[xubuntu-users] Sound Problem: Is PulseAudio the Culprit?

Tim H. bizdev at pwnspeak.com
Wed May 12 07:26:08 UTC 2010

My problem was not exactly yours but similar.  I had a hard time 
determining which sound card to select in the xfce4-mixer.

What worked for me:

I have HDA ATI DB and Realtek ALC*.  I selected *all* control and turned 
them all down and muted them all.

Then I went to the Playback: Sound Card (Internal Audio Analog in my 
case).  Enabled these controls and had the sound plugin manged this.

Restarted the comp, and managed the volume via the xfce4 plugin.  I 
muted and then unmuted then turned it up.  My sound magically worked 

Good luck.

Tim H.

On 05/11/2010 10:37 PM, Robin wrote:
> I had no sound issues with Karmic. It was perfect! No PulseAudio to
> compete or conflict with ALSA. Now Lucid has both, and I have no sound.
> This could be a show stopper for a dancer - I gotta have my music!
> Should I remove PulseAudio? Has anyone done so in Lucid harmlessly, and
> did it restore sound? I'd be very interested in knowing exactly how
> anyone who had this problem solved it.
> Fresh install of Lucid Xubuntu, Dell Dimension B110 Celeron, 512 RAM
> Thanks,
> Robin

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