How to Fix the No sound Error after Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will give you a temporary fix for the no sound problem, after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

It should be a better solution, but this is what I have done for fixing my sound on Ubuntu 13.04:

Reinstalling alsa-base and pulseaudio

Remove alsa-base and pulseaudio:

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound

Reinstall alsa-base and pulseaudio:

$ sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound

Force them to load:

$ sudo alsa force-reload

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17 comments on “How to Fix the No sound Error after Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04
  1. Marcin says:

    Thanks mate, the first method helped.

  2. marcus klaas says:

    This worked for me too. Thanks a bunch dude!

  3. greg says:

    it didn’t go so well for me.. when I reinstalled everything, the sound works, but the top righthand audio control doesn’t appear, and when I remote desktop I cannot use sound there. Any suggestions?

  4. Andre says:

    it worked for me , thanks mate.

  5. greg says:

    Now the sound works, but I no longer have the top bar control for the sound, plus the sound no longer works over remote desktop, a big reason I use this cpu. Any ideas?

  6. Julien says:

    Thanks a lot !
    Worked for me like a charm, but I have to do it again every time I (re)boot =/ Any suggestion ?

  7. Geekster says:

    @julien: a temporary fix would be to put everything in a script and execute it at reboot.

    • Julien says:

      Thanks for your help !

      After some try I noticed something : I only need the force reload to get it working…

      Any idea ?

  8. Dell 1320 laptop says:

    This didn’t work for me, but I tried something similar (and easier) and this did work:

    From software centre: uninstall linux-sound-base

    then install again.

  9. Jim Mullaey says:

    Someone published a way something like this:

    1) ctl alt T (gets a command window)

    2) type alsamixe and pressEnter

    3) press right arrow until you see “Enabled” above Auto-mute

    4) press the down arrow and it will say “Disabled”

    5) press Esc on your keyboard

    6) now see if you have sound

  10. Devanil Choudhury says:

    Thanks friend. By your guide I fixed my sound problem.

  11. m0ins says:

    works on ubuntu 14.10 as well

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