Fix Ubuntu's Broken Sound Server

sudo killall -9 pulseaudio; pulseaudio >/dev/null 2>&1 &
Ever since the switch to pulseaudio, Ubuntu users including myself have found themselves with no sound intermittently. To fix this, just use this command and restarts firefox or mplayer or whatever.

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By: hank
2009-04-11 20:18:35

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Better check that the pulseaudio plugin is the default ALSA output device. This way this command won't be needed.
chopinhauer · 492 weeks and 4 days ago

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