Sound stopped working in 16.04

Asked by Mudassir Khan on 2018-02-18

wget -O && chmod +x ./ && ./


chmod +x ./ && ./
--2018-02-18 15:18:19--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location:;a=blob_plain;f=alsa-info/ [following]
--2018-02-18 15:18:20--;a=blob_plain;f=alsa-info/
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [application/x-sh]
Saving to: ‘’ [ <=> ] 28.03K --.-KB/s in 0.02s

2018-02-18 15:18:22 (1.60 MB/s) - ‘’ saved [28707]

ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64

This script visits the following commands/files to collect diagnostic
information about your ALSA installation and sound related hardware.

  ~/.asoundrc (etc.)

See './ --help' for command line options.

Automatically upload ALSA information to [y/N] : y
Uploading information to ... Done!

Your ALSA information is located at

Please inform the person helping you.

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu alsa-driver Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:

What happened before the issue please? What changed?

Mudassir Khan (mmk-wazir) said : #2

Not really sure. I do install different software, mostly graphics drivers like NVIDIA and cuda. Started happening a few days ago. First, it will get resolved when I restart it but now it kinds of permanently gone. It does work with headphones though. Only speakers are not working.


killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse* ~/.config/pulse*

Wait ten seconds then reboot.

Mudassir Khan (mmk-wazir) said : #4

Not working.

Mudassir Khan (mmk-wazir) said : #5

By the way, the speaker works fine when I dual boot into windows.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Mudassir Khan for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.