How To Fix The Mute Problem On Xubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you a temporary fix for Xubuntu 13.04, Xubuntu 12.10 and Xubuntu 12.04.

The problem:

When the mute button on the keyboard pressed, both the Alsa Master Channel and the PulseAudio Master Channel get muted and when you press it again, only the Alsa Master Channel gets unmuted and you get no sound.

$ amixer -D pulse set Master 1+ unmute

For an easier usage, alias this command to unmute:

$ alias unmute='amixer -D pulse set Master 1+ unmute'

To make this persistent, add this alias to your ~/.bashrc. When your computer stucks on mute, just type unmute in the terminal and things will get back to normal.

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One comment on “How To Fix The Mute Problem On Xubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04
  1. chandana bandara says:

    nice… thanks a lot

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