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I have no idea what is going on but my sound settings now no longer work properly in 15.04. I firstly upgraded to 14.04 and then to 15.04. Before I had sound control buttons on the very top status bar, they are no gone. And, the auto-mute used to work when I plugged in my headphones before, now that no longer works either. And to top it all off, the sound settings GUI in System settings is opaque which means I cannot see it properly. What is going wrong here people?!! Not happy with THIS upgrade at all.

  • Is it working correctly from a live DvD/USB of 15.04? It may be easier to do a fresh install than fixing whatever messed up. – Paul Tanzini Jun 28 '15 at 20:38
  • OK, run alsamixer in terminal. Typically if I want to set/unset auto-mute, i go there. As for the sound control indicator, it works in my ubuntu install, but as of 15.04 it doesn't work in openbox desktop for me, so i got volti. Pretty much that's the same thing as sound indicator. – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jun 28 '15 at 22:09
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its a permission issue, it happened with me as well. on ubuntu 14.04. open terminal and run

sudo rm -r ~/.config/pulse 

and force reload alsa

sudo alsa force-reload     

it should be fixed now.

  • Too late, i ended up going Back two versions instead. Running 12.04 until 2016. – Neil Burns Dec 17 '15 at 7:33

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