Pulse: Fixing only dummy output showing2017-10-25
Sometimes you may lose sound on your linux machine after installing a package.
A DANGEROUS SOLUTION
The usual suggestion is to
apt-get purge alsa-base pulseaudio.
If your distribution has core packages that depend on alsa-base and pulseaudio, this command will remove them too and break your system.
An alternative solution
Instead, make sure your user is in the
$ groups username adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare
Add yourself to the
$ sudo usermod -a -G audio username
Check your groups:
$ groups username adm cdrom sudo audio dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare