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Everything was working until today, the gnome-sound-applet does not detect any sound card. Alsamixer however is working and I can change volume.

I noticed that pulseaudio is not running and that start-pulseaudio-x11 gives me an error :

E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.

and

  lspci|grep Audio

gives

00:08.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)

Any idea ?

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The problem was the configuration file. pacman saved the configuration file as a pacnew, so I just renamed it.

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