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Linux ALSA sound stopped working :-/

I’ve had this problem a few times now. For a very odd reason, my sounds stops working. Restarting ‘alsa-utils’ won’t help. The only thing that did seem to help is rebooting. But hello … that’s such a ‘windows solution’!

The proper way to go about it is:

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Type: “sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils stop” and press Enter.
  3. Enter your password at the prompt.
  4. Type: “sudo alsa force-reload” and press Enter.
  5. Type: “sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils start” and press Enter.
And sound works again!
 
    cat /proc/asound/version
 
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24. 
 
 
Well let’s hope these problems are fixed in the next release.

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