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Sound not working on built-in speakers

asked 2014-07-19 00:41:58 +0000

chinstorff gravatar image

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Sound works fine in Unity, so I don't think there'd be a driver issue.

In i3, sound can't play out of my built-in speakers. If I plug in headphones, sound plays fine there.


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i3 doesn't do anything that affects audio output. I'm going to guess Ubuntu sets some special Pulseaudio settings when Unity is launched (like for volume control through a system tray icon or some such), and those settings are absent without Unity. Check your PA configuration.

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2014-07-19 01:56:06 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-07-19 23:40:33 +0000

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My problem was that the system was set to mute and my keyboard control buttons were not set up correctly.

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