Every time my PC is booted, Ubuntu (13.04) is muted in the sense that it does not play any sounds. I found out that I have to type sudo alsa force-reload in order to get the sound working again.

How can I fix this issue, so that Ubuntu plays sound after a startup?


The most complete answer I've found around is this one


I've a motherboard ASUS P8H77-M PRO and the third hint worked for me.

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eric Carvalho Jul 31 '13 at 17:06
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    Yes, this help me to solve my long standing problem. Thank you so much!! Change RUN=yes to RUN=no in the file /etc/default/speech-dispatcher made the problem disappear!! – Til Hund Sep 21 '13 at 16:44

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