I think the lack of sound is the result of some library changes made by APT.
When trying to play video on the web, I noticed this bar atop my browser viewport
"To play audio, you may need to install the required PulseAudio Software."
with a Learn how button on the right hand side and an X.
When I press the Learn how button another dialog box pops up,
trying to reach a nonexistent webpage at
https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/5 ... deo-issues
When I click on K...PulseAudio Volume Control, a gray dialog box pops up,
with the black text:
Connection to PulseAudio failed. Automatic retry in 5s
In this case this likely because PULSE_SERVER in the Environment/X11 Root Window Properties or default-server in client.conf is misconfigured.
This situation can also arrise when PulseAudio crashed and left stale details in the X11 Root Window.
If this is the case, then PulseAudio should autospawn again, or if this is not configured you should run start-pulseaudio-x11 manually.
As you can see, PulseAudio doesn't seem to be installed?
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# start-pulseaudio-x11 bash: start-pulseaudio-x11: command not found root@mepis1:/home/jon# start-pulseaudio-X11 bash: start-pulseaudio-X11: command not found root@mepis1:/home/jon# which pulseaudio root@mepis1:/home/jon#
When I run phonon from K...settings....system settings...Multimedia...phonon
I can hear the tune on the default audio device that I selected.
I am confused. Does anybody have an idea on what might have happened and/or how to fix it? I plugged my speakers into a portable CD player to verify that they work.