Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with Mate desktop - No sound, cannot get to Multimedia Settings
I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Mate desktop, and I had sound with the motherboard
that used to be working with the default settings, speakers attached to analog output jack on motherboard.
Then, at some point the sound vanished. I can set the Volume Control level, Mute - Un-mute, but there is never any sound coming from speakers attached to the analog audio output.
I have another bootable Windows 7 64-bit drive on the same machine, and the sound is working fine in Windows 7. Not a hardware problem.
I was thinking maybe some settings have changed, and I was trying to go to
Multimedia->Pulse Audio Volume Control
Configuration tab, and I want to verify that "Analog Stereo Output" is set up.
Here comes the problem: I cannot get to the Multimedia settings in Mate desktop, because there is no shortcut for it in the menus in Mate. Or maybe it just vanished from my menus?
Is there an alternate way of getting to Multimedia settings in Ubuntu 12.04?
Or putting it to the menus?
(Perhaps getting to Multimedia Settings from Terminal)
What else could be wrong? Do you think that it is a good plan, to fix the sound?