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Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything.

If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see Chrome show up when I start a video but the volume indicators are not moving.

All other sounds work perfect, all other apps play sound no problem. This is entirely Chrome which is why I am at a loss.


  • reinstalling chrome didn't help

Running this command cleaned up a bunch but did not help:

 sudo sh -c "apt-get update;apt-get dist-upgrade;apt-get autoremove;apt-get autoclean"

I tried the following, found to help people on 13.04 with audio issues but did not solve this:

 sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound
 sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound
 sudo alsa force-reload

Only important update:

  • When I restart chrome and start a video I hear maybe half a second of audio from the video then silence. Pulse volume controller even shows volume for that half second then goes silent.
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Have you tried reinstalling Chrome? –  Jason Bristol Jul 24 '13 at 16:42
Have you tried sudo sh -c "apt-get update;apt-get dist-upgrade;apt-get autoremove;apt-get autoclean" –  alvas Jul 24 '13 at 17:46
I tried both to no avail. See updates. –  Halsafar Jul 24 '13 at 18:56
Okay I fixed it... Go to chrome://plugins and I disabled the flash plugin, restarted browser, enabled flash plugin, restart browser, audio appears to be working. –  Halsafar Jul 24 '13 at 19:02

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