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I installed Ubuntu 11.10, then turned it into XFCE. It works, but sometimes the audio will stop working, requiring a reboot to fix it. This will happen in the middle of a video, played using vlc. I'm on a Dell Latitude E6400. This never happened on a straight Ubuntu distro in almost 2 years of use, so I'm pretty sure it's not the hardware.

What do I do to diagnose this problem when it happens again?

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closed as off topic by James Mar 15 '12 at 13:57

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+1 I have a similar problem. Using a Thinkpad T60, Ubuntu 11.10, and Xfce 4.8-- no sound whatsoever. – spong Jan 7 '12 at 23:46
I've given up on straight Ubuntu, preferring instead the fast, clean Unity free Linux Mint LXDE. I've had no problems with it so far. – Alex Jan 7 '12 at 23:51
What happens with fresh Xubuntu install? – Ken Kinder Feb 27 '12 at 23:36
I have no idea. – Alex Feb 28 '12 at 16:50
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. – Jjed Mar 14 '12 at 22:38

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