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Sound does not work

asked 2013-05-26 19:56:14 +0000

Darkwater gravatar image

I've installed i3wm on a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation, and I just can't hear anything. I've tried playing audio from Youtube on Google Chrome, wav files with play from sox, I've tried searching around but I couldn't find anything about this.
Sound works fine in Unity.

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This is off-topic. Window manager has nothing to do with sound. You are just probably missing something being started as a part of Gnome session.

MeanEYE gravatar imageMeanEYE ( 2013-06-02 16:01:32 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-05-28 07:54:13 +0000

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Have you tried playing with 'alsamixer'? Just enter it in a terminal. It helped me multiple times when I had sound problems on my eeePc.

You can also test the speakers with 'speaker-test'.

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Yeah, apparently the PCM slider in alsamixer was on 0. Putting it up fixed the problem.

Darkwater gravatar imageDarkwater ( 2013-06-02 16:03:20 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-05-31 23:11:13 +0000

cowsquad gravatar image

Did you guys fixed it. I can get sound to work with archlinux. I have tried alsamixer , but no dice

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