[xubuntu-users] Sound Setting - No Sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 04:47:27 UTC 2013

On 01/31/2013 08:46 AM, John Deakin wrote:
> Ralf,
> Your English is fine, better than my German(?).
> Anyway problem solved. I started off on analogue output but nothing
> worked. Tried all the other options and ended up with digital because it
> seemed to give me more options to experiment with. Anyway as a result of
> your help I have switched back to analogue and everything is now working
> fine??
> What other audio managers are there as I feel distinctly uncertain about
> PulseAudio after this episode.

I used to hate pulse audio and now I wouldn't live without it. Just make 
sure that you have pavucontrol installed and use that for configuration 
instead of a desktop centric tool. Pulse sits on top of alsa. So also 
install alsamixer if pulse is failing you. Set alsa correctly, pulse can 
then do it's job of routing things, which is all it does. Alsa is still 
the audio scheme. If alsa has something muted, pulse is a dead parrot. 
What pulse is handy for is sending the audio out signal to whatever 
output you want, on the fly.

Once you get the hang of it, it is better than anything Windows has, 

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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