In my system I can hear sound only from here while modifying it in settings

enter image description here

and occasionally system popup/error sounds.

And sound is not coming from any other videos, songs, Youtube, test speakers etc.,

I followed this and some other, but no use. Why I can able to hear from that and no where else except while modifying output volume?


I had this exact problem after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. No program could output audio, except the system settings speaker test.

I was able to fix it by deleting the config files in ~/.config/pulse and then restarting pulseaudio with pulseaudio --kill. It should restart immediately and recreate the config files with what seems to be default settings.

After that audio worked again :)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.