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Missing Sound

My sound had stopped working.
Tried a youtube video, and nothing, then tried playing an audio cd. From VLC media player when I click play, I get:
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'cdda:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.

From Banshee, I get nothing. I click on All Albums (0) then click play, and nothing at all.
From Audacious I get:
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2010.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2011.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2012.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2013.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2014.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2015.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2016.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2017.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2018.wav.
No decoder found for file:///run/user/1000/gvfs/cdda:host=sr0/Track%2019.wav.

It used to work. Then one day the volume control refused to co-operate.At that time, I got full volume without being able to turn the sound down.
Now a month later when I re-visit the problem, I get no sound at all.

This is very frustrating. Your help would be appreciated.

I have Mint Linux 17.3 Rosa.


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Have you tried booting from a live CD/DVD of any Linux flavour?

If the sound does not work from a live boot then it is probably a HW problem.

If the sound does work then it is _probably_ something to do with your Mint 17.3 installation. Corrupt drivers perhaps.

Check with a live boot first and then get back to us.
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