My loudspeaker did not work, so I tried to re-install PulseAudio and can see no way to do so.

Asked by Alan B on 2012-10-04

In trying to get my Netbooks loudspeaker to work, I have accidentally deleted some PulseAudio components. (My research indicated that the problem with the loudspeaker could have been an incompatibility of Skype and Firefox, so in trying to fix the problem I now have no audio devices showing in the Sound section of the System Settings.) I have uninstalled Skype and now need to re-install the previously-deleted PulseAudio components. Help on how to do this please?

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Try in terminal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[t]

sudo apt-get installl --reinstall pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-x11

Reboot and see.

Thanks

Alan B (abeishon) said : #2

NikTh

Thank you for your suggestion. Sadly it did not fix the problem. On checking the Ubuntu Software Center History for All Changes, I believe that the code you gave me did not reinstall anything (BTW: you spelled install with three l's - thus 'installl' so it didn't work at all until I left off the third 'l').

To recap on the original problem I was trying to fix when I inadvertently deleted some pulseaudio code:

The originally-working built-in loudspeaker in the Netbook had stopped working, after either I installed Skype or I forced a major software update. The sound devices shown in the Sound section of the System Settings then only showed Analog devices for Input & Output. The socket for external mike & headphones still worked, however. In trying to cure this problem, the items that I appear to have Removed (other than Skype) are:

pulseaudio (1.1-0ubuntu15yanshui1)
ubuntu desktop (1.267)
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth (1.1-0ubuntuyanshui1)
pulseaudio-module-x11 (1.1-0ubuntuyanshui1)
pulseaudio-module-gconf (1.1-0ubuntuyanshui1)
indicator-sound (0.8.5.0-0ubuntu2.1)
libcanberra-pulse (0.28-3ubuntu3)

Questions:
1. Is there no simple way I can just re-install ALL previously-deleted?
2. If there isn't such a simple way, how can I reinstall the above items?

Hope you can help!

AlanB

-----Original Message-----
From: NikTh <email address hidden>
To: abeishon <email address hidden>
Sent: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:41
Subject: Re: [Question #210349]: My loudspeaker did not work, so I tried to re-install PulseAudio and can see no way to do so.

Your question #210349 on software-center in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/210349

    Status: Open => Answered

NikTh proposed the following answer:
Try in terminal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[t]

sudo apt-get installl --reinstall pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-x11

Reboot and see.

Thanks

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Sorry about the misspelling .
Did you tried the code with 2 'll' ?

sudo apt-get install --reinstall pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-x11
OR
you can try this troubleshooting procedure.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure

Thanks

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