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Initially it was working fine and suddenly it stopped working. After installing AMAROK audio player. This is about the ALSAMIXER

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Looking for help ? Thanks in advance

  1. Reinstall alsa-utils

    sudo apt-get install alsa-utils --reinstall 
  2. Download and install alsa-lib

    On this page you will find all versions https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-lib

    Or find Here a link to version 1.0.25-4(the stable version)

    • Extract the archive and run the following code in the extracted directory

      ./configure && make
    • Then

      sudo make install
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    after doing the above (thank-you for this solution!) - reload alsa via the command: sudo alsa force-reload and when you check your sound settings, you should see all of your devices. – Micheal Shallop May 19 '14 at 20:21
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    I have the same problem except: Card : HDA ATI SB, Chipset : Realtek ALC887-VD. Sound works except in vlc, no sound control on top right of the screen. I tried your method, it doesn't help. Any idea ? – Tarass Aug 26 '14 at 16:03
  • try resetting your vlc – Deepen Aug 27 '14 at 12:16
  • hi , couldn't resolve issue with steps you mentioned. Cant figure out where the issue lies @Jax-L . I observe issue system wide , not only in VLC – Imposter Sep 1 '14 at 6:39
  • I have followed your hints but it doesn't show the devices in the "Play sounds through" list. What have I to do? thanks in advance – Michelangelo Sep 24 '14 at 8:49

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