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When I click to sound icon on the panel, I have 3 options:

"Mute all" is gray and could not be clicked

Slider - I can slide but it DOESNT change anything

Preferences - Shows this

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(waiting for the response from audio device), but it doesn't show anything for more than a hour

This is from aplay -l :

root@fb:~# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC272 Analog [ALC272 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevices #0: subdevice #0
karta 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevices #0: subdevice #0
root@fb:~# 

What's wrong?

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Problem is that pulseaudio daemon is not running.

Go to Startup Applications

  1. Click on Add.
  2. Click on Browse and select /usr/bin/pulseaudio and click on Add.

Finally logout and then login the system.

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WOW So many thanks ! Works great! –  genesis Jun 23 '11 at 16:31

This doesn't work in root.

Working as root is heavily discouraged. Please use an "administrative" account (an account that can use sudo and equivalents) instead.

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@genesis Sorry, you what? –  nickguletskii Jun 23 '11 at 15:31
    
@genesis: you don't need a root account to run and administrate Ubuntu. It is strongly discouraged: askubuntu.com/questions/16178/why-is-it-bad-to-run-as-root –  Takkat Jun 23 '11 at 15:38
    
I DO NOT MIND ABOUT THIS. It's not what I asked –  genesis Jun 23 '11 at 16:25
    
@genesis It is directly related to your problem. –  nickguletskii Jun 23 '11 at 16:31
    
but it can be work-arounded –  genesis Jun 23 '11 at 16:31

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