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I recently moved my computer, and after I set my speakers up again, I've had problems with outputting sound on them. It just doesn't work.

The sound card is a Asus Xonar DX. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome. Kernel 3.16.0-31-generic.

I get sound on it by running aplay -l, and running aplay -D plughw:2,0 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav where 2,0 represents sound card and device respectively:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD1989B Analog [AD1989B Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: AD1989B Digital [AD1989B Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 2: AD1989B Alt Analog [AD1989B Alt Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: DX [Xonar DX], device 0: Multichannel [Multichannel]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: DX [Xonar DX], device 1: Digital [Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

This should mean that the device is connected and working, but that the problem is with sound settings?

Alsa Information

Thanks for all help, it is greatly appreciated!

EDIT: I've tried a clean install of Ubuntu Gnoem 15.04. I still have the problem. Seems it is with Pulseaudio, that it is impossible to choose my audio device with it for some reason.

EDIT2: Thought maybe it was the infamous randomsound-issue, but found that it's not.

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I managed to solve this, although not a optimal solution, it'll work.

I installed PulseAudio Volume Control. Then went to "Configuration" and under the correct sound card, I chose the correct output (Analog 5.1).

PulseAudio Volume Control

Then it shows up in sound settings again. Although, if I change the device in Sound Settings, I sometimes have to open PulseAudio Volume Control the analog sound show up again.

Sound Settings

Thanks to this question and answer.

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******mine was same like you i upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and i fix it**** following these steps**

  • open terminal type :sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

open pavuontrol from terminal or dashboard

  • Then At configuration tab choose in built in audio then choose "analog stereo duplex"

  • Now choose headphones in output device tabs instead of line-out!

use your earphone/headset to check first

then you have sound now play song videos any-thing ;) enjOy goodday

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This solution did not work for me for Ubuntu 18.04. But as I executed

pactl load-module module-detect

the missing built-in Audio Analog Stereo suddenly appeared in the sound settings menu. As I chose it, I was able to hear the sound.

If you want this setting permanent, add the line load-module module-detect to the default modules in /etc/pulse/default.pa

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