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Re: F10: sound vanishing after some time (Dell E6500)

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:45:28 +0100
wwp wrote:

> not sure it is pulseaudio to blame yet (and again), maybe simply an
> Alsa bug or incompatibility. I've recently installed Fedora 10 on a
> brand new Dell Latitude E6500 laptop.
> Few hours after the system has booted (an unpredictable amount of time)
> sounds are simply not playing anymore - tried w/ apps, aplay, mplayer.
> Did somebody experience the same? Or any clue where to investigate or
> find a fix?

I too occasionally lose my sound on Fedora 10.  The solution that I've found is
as follows.

First, use this command to find out if something is blocking the sound:

fuser -v /dev/snd/* /dev/dsp*

If you see a problem you can use a kill command to get rid of the task that's
causing the problem.

To restart pulseaudio use this command:

pulseaudio -k ; pulseaudio -D --log-target=syslog

This gets the sound back for me every time that I've lost it, so far anyway.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com

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