My sound has been working fine until recently.I lost sound and the sound control on the menu bar.When I reboot all I get is a clicking sound. When I managed to get back the sound control, it had an x against it. When I clicked on it the sound was muted and I could not unmute it.
Also my sound card was not there any more, where it had been before. My sound returns by clicking on the Ambient Noise icon. I've looked around the internet for answers and tried a few things without success. Does the following mean anything to anyone?
sudo apt-get install indicator-sound [sudo] password for martin:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libhdb9-heimdal libkdc2-heimdal libntdb1 libtimezonemap1 linux-headers-3.19.0-25 linux-headers-3.19.0-25-generic linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic linux-image-extra-3.19.0-25-generic python-ntdb signon-keyring-extension Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. Suggested packages: unity-greeter-session-broadcast The following NEW packages will be installed indicator-sound 0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade. Need to get 0 B/62.7 kB of archives. After this operation, 379 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package indicator-sound. (Reading database ... 389788 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../indicator-sound_12.10.2+14.04.20140401-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking indicator-sound (12.10.2+14.04.20140401-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.40.2-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.40.2-0ubuntu1) ... Setting up indicator-sound (12.10.2+14.04.20140401-0ubuntu1) ...
I'm a fairly new user, so as indicated above, do I need to delete some unwanted files to bring back the sound control?