I'm using an Asus Transformer Book TH101.

While I'm on the login screen, I'm able to adjust the volume properly and can even hear the corresponding beeps. But after I login I'm no longer able to adjust the volume. As you can see in the screenshot below, the slider is completely grayed out.


I've tried reinstalling pulseaudio, and when I run pulseaudio --start I get

E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.

And when I run alsamixer, I get

This sound device does not have any controls.

I'd really appreciate some help with fixing this problem.

  • Which version of Ubuntu are you using? – TheOdd Sep 19 '18 at 20:17
  • The latest one 18.04.1 lts.Maybe it is something with my device? – Gavriş Raul Sep 19 '18 at 20:54
  • The netbook came today with windows 10 installed and the sound worked properly,but i really do not like windows at all so i wanted to install ubuntu on it. – Gavriş Raul Sep 19 '18 at 21:01

This answer comes late but maybe it will help someone else.

I had the same issue after installing and removing pulseaudio-equalizer. I could control sound (input + output) just fine however after login neither input by keyboard or the settings would work and the sound-interface wouldnt show any devices just like you described.

The issue was it had changed a config file from pulseaudio.

Renaming it and having it regenerated after a reboot fixed the issue for me:

mv ~/.config/pulse ~/.config/old_pulse

("~" points to your users home directory)

If that didnt fix your issue you may want to change it back to your old config:

rm ~/.config/pulse
mv ~/.config/old_pulse ~/.config/pulse

This is not my solution. I found it on: It's FOSS - https://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/

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