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    Sound option gone from System Config

    Hi Everyone,

    Making normal use of Kubuntu - essentially for word processing and internet browsing - the sound stopped working even when I turned the volume up or down.

    Looking to solve the problem, following recommendations from sites on the internet, I did something that worsened the problem and made the audio option disappear completely from the System Configuration menu.

    I used the following commands on the command line:​

    pulseaudio --start
    sudo apt install pavucontrol
    sudo alsa force-reload
    pulseaudio -k && pulseaudio -D
    alsactl restore
    sudo apt remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio
    sudo apt install alsa-base pulseaudio
    pacmd set-sink-input-mute application_index false
    pasuspender /bin/true
    timidity -iA -Os​

    When I use the inxi -SMA command, it returns the following information:​

    CPU: dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (-MT MCP-)
    speed/min/max: 1035/400/3100 MHz Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 Up: 16h 29m
    Mem: 5011.7/7709.0 MiB (65.0%) Storage: 476.94 GiB (49.3% used) Procs: 243
    Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.13
    changi@Andrea:~$ inxi -SMA
    Host: Andrea Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.6 Distro: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
    Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Notebook 13-ab0XX
    v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <superuser required>
    Mobo: HP model: 82B9 v: KBC Version 03.18 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Insyde v: F.11 date: 12/09/2016
    Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-52-generic running: yes
    Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes​

    Please advise me on how to get around this problem created by apparently misuse which has created a problem of such size.​

    Kind regards,