[xubuntu-users] Strange sound problem (SOLVED)

Neil neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Tue Sep 24 10:50:45 UTC 2013

On 23/09/13 18:45, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On 09/23/2013 12:18 PM, Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> I really don't want the hassle of sending the laptop back to base.
>> Apart from anything else there is now a lot of private/personal data
>> on there. Has anyone had anything like this happen? If all else fails
>> I think I will just put up with it. The desktop is fine and the laptop
>> speakers are fine too.
>> Any help, suggestions please?
> try booting a live CD of.. something else:) like Debian or Knoppix..
> and see if it works the same.
Further to my last email. I opened up pavucontrol and under Output 
Devices there are two choices, speakers and headphones. For some reason, 
although it was not obvious by looking at the screen, the headphones 
were muted. I un-muted them and they now work as expected.

What puzzles me is that in both installations I had never touched 
pavucontrol. And yet, in Mint they were set to play as normal yet in 
Xubuntu the default would appear to be to have the head phones muted. 
That does seem very strange.

All this may help others,



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