How to Fix No Sound Problem for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, and older versions

By | June 1, 2015

There is one common problem after Ubuntu users installing or upgrading their Ubuntu and that is no sound problem, there are many reasons why Ubuntu have no sound at all. In this post I will try to list some solution to the no sound problem on Ubuntu.

This following solution should work on Other released of Ubuntu and Distribution based on Ubuntu.

Check the Volume

The first thing you need to check is the volume settings, go to the top menu and click the volume icon, then click Sound Settings..

How to Fix No Sound Problem for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, and older versions

How to Fix No Sound Problem for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, and older versions

Now on the Sound Settings window, check output volume its muted or not, if yes just uncheck mute.

Check Alsa Mixer

Second thing you must check is the sound driver. PulseAudio controls underlying ALSA-level volume controls. To change ALSA volume you must open your terminal and type “alsamixer” and press enter key.

How to Fix No Sound Problem for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, and older versions

How to Fix No Sound Problem for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, and older versions

After that change the settings, to change volume settings do the following:

1. Select your sound card by using F6 and select by pressing F5.

2. Move to the volume you want to increase by pressing left and right arrow keys.

3. Increase volume with up arrow key.

4. Toggle mute by pressing key.

5. Exit from alsamixer by pressing Esc key.

Reinstall Alsa and Pulse Audio

Last thing is try to reinstall Alsa and Pulse Audio, to do this open your terminal and type the following command:

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio

and install it again:

$ sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio

Then reload alsa:

$ sudo alsa force-reload

That is the thing you can do to solve no sound problem on Ubuntu, If you have better way to solve the problem don’t forget to share it with us, by leaving it on the comment box below. Thank you !

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