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My sound sometimes stops working when I'm playing a video or music on VLC. This happens when I pause it for a while or skip a part. Also in emesene the sound mutes sometimes and my sound settings sometimes said that the sound is muted without me changing it myself.

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Is it possible you're using some sort of power-saving packages such as laptop-mode or pm-powersave that are automatically disabling sound after some idle period?

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