Ubuntu – Sound going to dumthe output on 18.04


I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and there is no sound. It takes me to a dummy output and I don't know how to fix it.

Best Answer

Sorry for replying late, I hope you've found your solution online. In case you haven't here are things that you can try.

Install pavucontrol with

~$ sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
~$ pavucontrol

Then, go under Output Devices and chose the appropriate option. In case that doesn't work, try uninstalling and reinstalling alsa-base, pulseaudio and pavucontrol

~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio pavucontrol
~$ sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio pavucontrol
~$ sudo alsa force-reload
~$ pulseaudio --start

Open pavucontrol again. You might need to reboot after reinstalling given packages.

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