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Old 03-09-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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how to recover lost sound?


Hi, I have Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa on a Gateway laptop. Got it used and friend put Linux on it. Has run fine, generally, till the other day lost sound. Was watching youtube, then a friend used the computer briefly. Then a bit later noticed sound was lost. Thanks for any help, N
 
Old 03-10-2017, 08:01 AM   #2
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Check to see if the sound is muted.
 
Old 03-10-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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This site is very helpful - needs a bit of studying

http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux...leshooting.htm
 
Old 03-10-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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Check to see if the sound is muted.
+1 ... either with the GUI or with the CLI utility, alsamixer ("MM" in a channel instead of a volume level means it is muted).

Cheers :-)
 
Old 03-19-2017, 09:49 PM   #5
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Hi, Much thanks for the replies. Turned out a friend of mine merely entered "volume control" into my laptop's search field. He's much more 'puter savvy than I since I didn't even know of that search field. This gateway laptop and this linux OS I'm both new to. Now I've got another prob requiring another thread. A newbie in more arenas than this, Nixtr
 
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Hi, Much thanks for the replies. Turned out a friend of mine merely entered "volume control" into my laptop's search field.
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