No more sound after second X server
On Sunday 22 February 2009 13:05, Tux wrote:
> My Kubuntu (8.04) has no more sound after I started a second X server.
> How can I get it back?
> I tried a full reboot: no effect.
> If I boot on the live CD, the sound works fine, so this is not a
> hardware problem..
> To get a second X server, I logged as another user in a console
> (CTRL+ALT+F1), than I run:
> startx -- :1
> How can I correct this?
> Why does this happened? How can I prevent this?
> Thanks for your help
I've seen something similar to this before. It's worth a look in /etc/group,
and make sure that all your users are members of the audio group.
It appears to be common that there is no entry for the first user, although
the sound works ok, but adding new users to your system without them being
added to the audio group, can result in no sounds for any users including the
first user. If that is the case for you, add all your user names, including
the first (comma separated), to /etc/group audio. Reboot, and see if the
sounds are back.
You say you're using Kubuntu Hardy, so pulseaudio should not be in the
equation, as that is only installed on Ubuntu Hardy as a default part of the
It's also worth opening alsamixer, as user in Konsole, and check for any
controls, like Master, PCM, Front, that may for some reason or other, have
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