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I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on a iBook G4 PPC. Every time I restart my sound is muted, how do I make it so the sound is automatically on.

Sound does work, after bootup I can manually un-mute it

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I have a recent experience with this kind of Problem. I Follow these steps, and It solved for me. (I don't know actually why it get solved)

  1. I opened gstreamer-properties by typing it in Dash

  2. Select Pulse Audio Sound Server as the plugin for Default Audio output.

  3. Then rebooting the machine after also removing the .pulse and .pulse-cookie from home folder

After Login, move the .pulse folder and .pulse-cookie file to another location and try rebooting.

For example, You can execute this command to move them in your Documents folder.

mv ./.{pulse,pulse-cookie} ./Documents/ -v

After opening a terminal.

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Thanks for the quick reply, I was successful in moving the files but it didn't seem to help at all. I restarted once and nothing, then raised the volume, restarted again, and still nothing. – Adri1818 Aug 1 '12 at 16:12
@Adri1818 I've edited my answer. You may want to check the way I have recently used to fix my problem :-) – Anwar Shah Aug 4 '12 at 13:18

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