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This problem is already known but the given solution didn't work for me. When I suspend Ubuntu, in resume I don't have sound. The solution that work for is to force shut down (by pressing the power on button for 5 seconds). Restarting or shutting down the computer normally doesn't help. I've got similar problem when I restart from Linux to Windows, I don't have mouse. The solution to get back the mouse is also to force shut down. I thought that problem is Windows 8 but now I'm sure that is Ubuntu

Can someone could help or explain me the difference between force shut down and normal shut down. Thanks in advance.

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What hardware are you using? And what drivers for the audio devices etc - you can use lspci -v to find out. – Wilf Dec 6 '13 at 21:59
Restarting pulseaudio may work - though using start-pulseaudio-x11 command to start it may work better after killing it. Also, does the sound work after resume if you login as another user? – Wilf Dec 6 '13 at 22:04
@wilf here there result of command, I haven't tried your second option as I'm the only user. – Megamo Dec 6 '13 at 23:01
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I have reported this as a bug in and the problem was fixed in kernel 3.13.

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