Ubuntu: No sound in Ubuntu 17.10


I just installed 17.10 from DVD an I hear no sound. I have sound in Windows. I had the same problem with 16.04, and I had the change the grub from splash to radeon.audio.1. This was the solution. This donesn't work in this distribution. I have Radeon RX460 graphics and the sound comes from the HDMI port.

Please help me, thank you in advance


On Settings Panel, under the tab Sound, you can choose the device for the Sound Output.

You can look the official documentation to know how to use different sound output.


I had this problem when I installed Ubuntu 17.10 64bit twice. The first time after struggling a lot I found the solution that worked both the times. My solution was to use pavucontrol. Install it using : sudo apt install pavucontrol . Then run pavucontrol and click on the > sign at the top right till you come to the "Configuration" tab. Select the profile "Analog Stereo Duplex (unplugged)" for Built-in Audio.


Instal PulseAudio Volume Control

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol  

Go to the configuration tab and choose any of the "analog stereo" profiles under "Built-in Audio". If it's already set to one of these, switch to another profile and then choose an analog profile so pavu in itself set your config right.

And play some audio whilst you're doing this.


  1. Run

    sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio  sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio pavucontrol  sudo alsa force-reload  

    and reboot.

  2. Open the Pulseaudio volume control.

  3. Set the configuration as shown in pictures below.

    settings for built-in audio

  4. Set the HDMI settings as below:

    settings for HDMI controller

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