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I've been having some issues fixing my audio in Ubuntu. Everything was working fine until I went into System Settings > Sound and dragged a slider. That caused all of my audio devices to disappear. After working on fixing that, I'm now having two issues (one of which is more major than the other):

  1. When I log in, the volume is at maximum so the Login sound is really loud. This is an issue because when I boot my PC in class, I can't have a sound blaring in the room.
  2. The little drum beat sound that plays when you arrive at the login screen isn't playing anymore (system-ready.ogg). Also, the sound that plays when you adjust your volume settings isn't playing anymore either.

If someone could tell me how to resolve these issues, I would love it! (I'm a linux newbie)

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