sound randomly stops working + freezing + random closing of applications

Asked by InSw1TcHeDfLaMeS on 2008-09-13

when i start ubuntu, the sound works fine for a little bit, then everything just falls apart, sound stops working, the shut down button gets frozen, i have to shut down almost every time by holding the power button and sometimes programs will just close themselves, then ill go to open them again, and it will open for a second or two then close itself again
help on this would be greatly appreciated, i am sure it is a common problem
toshiba a205 s4607 laptop btw

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ronnie_libra (ronnie-libra) said : #1

I,m ronnie_libra

       I am not sure if your having a problem with the hardware specifically the memory(RAM), you can use memtest at the boot menu,pls. press esc key until boot menu appears if ti is hidden during boot.I encounter this kind of problem but i don't if we,re the same case,because i' m just using pentium3 730 mhz, and 256 mb of RAM,some applications works fine but,some are in the same case with you, in just a second it's gone and so i don't used that application/program again.Instead i find similar one that is lightweight programs.

thank u, see also my problem i' ve posted before yours

First i suggest you to be sure your system is fully upgraded, to check:
open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get autoremove

then please reboot your system, type

sudo reboot

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.


Then after rebboting your pc, please give some infos about your hardware so please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

lsb_release -sd; uname -a; free -t; lspci

copy and paste result here.

Thank you

vale (lars-valentin) said : #3

Following the sound problem FAQ:
uploading all information to:
I need further help.

Problem: sound works fine, but stops working randomly, nothing I'am aware of
gives sound back e.g. killall pulseaudio; sudo alsa force-reload;
echo 1 |sudo tee /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig
does not help. It only helps rebooting until sound is back, which means, sound does not work on every reboot. Sometimes only a poweroff reboot helps to get sound back.

As you can see on my module options:
snd-hda-intel: position_fix=1 power_save=10 power_save_controller=N probe_mask=1 bdl_pos_adj=128
I already followed several realy helpfull howtos. Now I'am stuck, if somebody knows a solution I kindly ask for help! Probably this should be a bug report ???


vale (lars-valentin) said : #4

Please ignore my last post, (wrong Thread) SRY

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