Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to work fine. The only thing that bothered me is a little bit noisy fan of the video card (I guess). And as a result a high temperature of the bottom of the laptop (actually not that high, but much higher than I had with Windows). Need to mention that I did not do any heavy tasks... the fan speed was high right after booting with no programs launched.
After googling around I've stumbled on the Bumblebee. I've installed it and was pretty much satisfied with the fan speed decreased. But then I've noticed that my volume control in desktop status bar disappeared and the keyboard volume hotkeys stopped working too. The All Setting -> Sound shows no output and input devices at all, but the sound is working fine. Can not post an inline screenshot, so here is a link.
Here is the output of the
sudo dpkg -l | grep -e alsa -e pulseaudio:
ii alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu4 all ALSA driver configuration files ii alsa-utils 220.127.116.11-1ubuntu1 amd64 Utilities for configuring and using ALSA ii bluez-alsa:amd64 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 amd64 Bluetooth ALSA support ii gstreamer0.10-alsa:amd64 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugin for ALSA ii gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64 0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu3 amd64 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio ii gstreamer1.0-alsa:amd64 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugin for ALSA ii gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio ii pulseaudio 1:4.0-0ubuntu6 amd64 PulseAudio sound server ii pulseaudio-module-x11 1:4.0-0ubuntu6 amd64 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server ii pulseaudio-utils 1:4.0-0ubuntu6 amd64 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
I've tried to reinstall alsa and pulseaudio with no luck. And though I can re-install the whole system and be very cautious next time I configure it, I wish not to do that if possible. Can anyone help me to fix these volume issues?
Once again, the sound is working fine, but I can't control it's volume neither via keyboard hotkeys, nor through the volume control on the status bar due to it's absence.
Also, I'm not stating that I've lost sound controls after installing Bumblebee. Maybe that was a result of one of my earlier steps of optimizing the system to work with SSD...
Thanks in advance!