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No sound in 18.04


Fresh install of 18.04. I also have 18.10 installed and sound works there. Sound shows Dummy Output as well as the built in speakers. sudo alsa force-reload and reboot did not work. Nor did sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio Installed amarok just in case there were drivers missing although there was sound when I first installed. I tried fixing broken packages. I tried creating a new user. Also killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.config/pulse/*




18.04.2 will be released next week that will come with the same kernel as 18.10

I strongly suspect your sound card will then be recognised.


Not too long to wait as I have a working system. I think the problem occurred after the update following the install. I tried to load using an earlier kernel but I got an error message. The original kernel was quite a few short of the current (something like xxxxxx.19 vs xxxxxx.45