"Test Speakers" doesn't play any sound
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Steps to reproduce:

  • Open GNOME Settings / Sound
  • Select "Test Speaker"
  • Select left then right speaker

What should happen:

  • Sound plays from left then right speaker

What happens instead:

  • No sound
  • Other applications play sound as normal


I recently purged and re-installed pulseaudio while investigating another issue. Could that be the cause?

d3vid created this task.Nov 14 2018, 9:40 AM

Please mention which versions of the packages pulseaudio and libasound2-plugins is installed on your system.

...and if libasound2-plugins is version 1.1.7-2 then please do "sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade" (or the equivalent using other Apt tools), because a known issue was recently fixed: https://bugs.debian.org/912921

d3vid added a comment.Nov 26 2018, 1:04 PM

Confirmed issue is occurring with the package versions below...

pulseaudio 12.2-2
libasound2-plugins 1.1.7-3

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