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I have no audio on lubuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend. I tried

sudo alsa force-reload
to no avail. Sound works after reboot. Please help.

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Does sudo alsa force-reload output anything? It might help to get some more information about your system, like your sound card: lspci | grep -i audio –  zerwas May 5 '13 at 19:05
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For some systems it is necessary to kill the pulseaudio process and prevent it from re-loading before restarting ALSA. If the following procedure works, it can be automated.

  1. Set up Pulseaudio so it does not respawn automatically:

    mkdir ~/.pulse
    echo "autospawn = no" >> ~/.pulse/client.conf
    
  2. Suspend your computer and wake him up

  3. Restart ALSA:

    sudo alsa force-reload
    
  4. Start pulseaudio:

    pulseaudio --start
    

To revert the changes, delete the file ~/.pulse/client.conf

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Try pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 to change tty screens then press CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to desktop.

This sometimes brings back sound but failing that, change screen resolution and change it back for a different fix. This works for HDMI audio as well.

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Thanks. This did not help. –  akonsu Sep 19 '12 at 12:44
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After consulting some posts, what I've done to get mine to work again:

  1. Set pulseaudio not to respawn by creating config file at home directory:

    mkdir ~/.pulse
    echo "autospawn = no" >> ~/.pulse/client.conf
    
  2. Create a file (50alsa) to automate after system suspend.

    sudo gedit /etc/pm/sleep.d/50alsa
    
  3. Add the following to the file. Notice 'pulseaudio --kill' added.

    case "$1" in
            hibernate|suspend)
                    # Stopping is not required
                    ;;
            thaw|resume)
                    pulseaudio --kill                
                    /sbin/alsa force-reload
                    pulseaudio --start
                    ;; 
            *) exit $NA
                    ;;
    esac 
    
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