First, I used Ubuntu Tweak's clean up feature, so I may have accidentally removed something important through that...
So I just moved my home folder from the main partition to it's own partition so that I don't have to worry about it dieing if I change distros or upgrade distros.
So the path I took was Boot from live usb. Opened GParted, shrink the main partition, create a new partition out of that. Moved the current /home content to /home_backup. Edited fstab to boot the new partition as home.
I rebooted. I assumed the instructions I was working off of would work, but was a tad confused when through the instructions I never saw anything about copying the /home_backup to the /home directories. Anyways, upon login I got lots of errors, and decided I should check out what went wrong.
I rebooted into recovery mode and listed the contents of /home. Nothing, so I copied /home_backup/don to /home (
I rebooted and found that I didn't have ownership of the directory, so I opened the terminal and gave myself ownership (
chown don:don /home/don) and rebooted again.
This time when I logged in I found that everything was working, but I didn't have sound. So, as far as I can tell all of my apps are still working, and there are no other errors, but I can't play sound.
The sound icon in my panel is just an empty, blank speaker (I'm using the Faenza icons, the speaker icon is lighter than normal). If I attempt to mute/unmute or raise/lower the volume with my hardware keys, nothing happens. If I click on the icon and choose "Sound Preferences" I get an error saying "
Waiting for sound system to respond".
I have restarted the computer twice, I've also reinstalled everything containing the word "alsa" through the synaptic manager.
I would assume it's missing a file, but I'm not sure. Right now I've run a dist-update (for different reasons), so I don't know if that'll have any effect on the problem.