After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc.

I tried to reinstall ALSA and PulseAudio like this:

sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio
sudo alsa force-reload

But with no effect.

In Skype, I have only ALSA (hw:....), there's no 'PulseAudio' option.

  • Are all applications configured to use PulseAudio, or is there some that uses ALSA device hw:x?
    – CL.
    Jun 26, 2013 at 6:10
  • I don't know why but in Skype I cannot select the PulseAudio device - there's no such option.
    – Gacek
    Jun 26, 2013 at 9:23

2 Answers 2


Are you running the 64bit version of Ubuntu?

Then try installing 32bit pulseaudio (linking issues cause this incompatibility):

sudo apt-get install libpulse0:i386

Its important to mention that you need to quit SKYPE and start it again after executing that command otherwise PulseAudio will not be available in the list of devices

  • yeah, works for me too, cheers!
    – Kris
    Sep 4, 2013 at 10:26

I had the same problem on my LinuxMint 64 bit Mate desktop. I had to:

  • install package libpulse0:i386
  • do one of these things:

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