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I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 and when listening to music I usually just turn the volume up and down with the buttons on my PC. Tonight however, I found out that my headphones I've had for 3 years broke (only the right speaker was working because of a short), so I open volume control and adjusted it so that it would send all sound to the right speaker.

Now whenever I play music without my headphones and try to change the volume with the buttons on my computer it does absolutely nothing. Is there a way I can reset the default values for the volume control?

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I had a similar problem when I ran into this article of How to Replace the Volume Control with Pulse Audio.

It worked for me, but I don't really know whether this can be a solution to your problem too, read the article anyway and see if it comes of use.

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Awesome article, which also totally fixed my problem. Thanks! – Lucas McCoy Oct 18 '09 at 4:29
Fantastic! Glad to be of help!... :) – Kevin Boyd Oct 18 '09 at 4:30

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