Problem with Sound settings

Marshall Neill ramien43 at
Wed Jan 21 21:53:44 CET 2015

I often lose sound when I login.   The problem, for me at least, is that 
the Pulse Audio Volume Control > Output device switches to Analog.
Clicking in this and selecting Speakers and I then have sound again.
Just my $.02 worth.

On 01/21/2015 12:00 PM, James Moe wrote:
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> opensuse 13.2
> linux 3.16.7-7-desktop x86_64
> xcfe v4.10
>    Tweaking the settings for xfce sometimes causes the sound settings
> to disconnect. All sounds go silent.
>    The first symptom is that the speaker icon on the panel shows as
> muted, and it is not possible to unmute it. The only solution I have
> found to this situation is to reboot. Then I have to log into Gnome
> (KDE might work also, haven't tried) to re-connect and set the volume
> up in the Gnome "Sound" settings. I can then return to xfce and have
> sound.
>    There does not appear to be a similar settings panel for Sound that
> is required to re-enable sound after it has been damaged. The only
> sound option in Settings Manager is "Audio Mixer," which is not useful
> in this instance.
>    Perhaps I am missing something?
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