I installed Pot Player using Wine in Elementary OS 0.4 Loki, it didn't work so I uninstalled it. The icon was still in the applications list, so I removed Wine thinking that it might help, I followed this forum. After that I could hear no sound, no sound at all, no sound in vlc, videos and other players and no notification sounds at all. I can't even hear any sound in sound test, even in bluetooth speakers or headphones. How to get it back? I'm running Elementary OS Loki.

  • Have you tried installing pavucontrol? sudo apt-get update and afterwards sudo apt-get install pavucontrol Dec 2, 2016 at 19:27
  • You might want to check which output device is selected in System Settings/Sound
    – lemonslice
    Dec 2, 2016 at 20:29

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Step 4 of this doc at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure includes installation and starting pavucontrol and helped me restore sound on a Dell Lattitude laptop. I had system sounds like trash and test front left/ front right but Noise Music player and videos on the browser did not have audio.


In Elementary Loki systems settings I no longer have Sound. Not sure what I installed to loose it. Anyway Jorge R. Marin's solution above to install pavucontrol via Terminal got sound back on my Toshiba Satellite laptop running on Elementary Loki. Thank you Jorge.

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