Fix : No sound on Ubuntu (16.04) after a Bluetooth audio device power off.

Problem : After Bluetooth speakers were abruptly switched off, Ubuntu 16.04 on Alienware (17 R2) stopped producing sounds on its analog sound card.

Reason : Doubt an inviable configuration was left behind for the sound card.

Solution :

  • Open terminal
  • Run –
    killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.config/pulse/* ; rm -r ~/.pulse*
  • Wait for 10 seconds.
  • Reboot the machine. (Fully power off and then boot)
  • This should fix the problem, else look into the reference link below.

Reference :

Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.

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