I am using a fresh install on my laptop. After setup, there was no audio output and the pavucontrol app was giving me the message:
Establishing connection to PulseAudio. PLease wait
After hours of load nothing happened and I tried the command
pulseaudio --start, which temporarily gave me access to pulseaudio through pavucontrol.
When I played a song, there was still no sound but it showed audio playing from both the output and playback.
I assumed it had something to do with alsamixer. In terminal, I then used
alsamixer. I came to this screen:
I also found this soundcard in the alsa mixer soundcards:
There were a lot of devices there where some were muted(MM) and some were unmuted(00). That's in the playback section. I tried to change all to
00, but the ones that were on
MM returned to its default state
With the alsamixer proving useless, I tried to uninstall and reinstall pulse and alsa by using the commands:
sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio
No result. I also attempted to use:
sudo alsa force-reload
No result either. I ran this:
commandsystemctl --user status pulseaudio.service
which gave me the lines:
- pulseaudio.service - Sound Service - Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pulseaudio.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) - Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2019-12-01 20:05:47 AST; 1min 8s ago - Process: 4332 ExecStart=/usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) - Main PID: 4332 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart. - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5. - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: Stopped Sound Service. - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: pulseaudio.service: Start request repeated too quickly. - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. - Dec 01 20:05:47 timothy-ELL1103T systemd: Failed to start Sound Service.
How can I fix this issue?
I need this laptop for school, which requires me to be able to use audio. Any help would be gladly appreciated.
If you need my system specs, here is a pastebin link to it: https://pastebin.com/VburGFWs