I am having a problem with my UserID getting no sound in Google Chrome Version 56.0.2924.76 (64-bit). I am using Linux kali 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I (root) login with userid to work in Chrome.

Here is what I tried so far:

  • Delete Userid / re-add, userid with the following commands: useradd $user chsh -s /bin/bash $user xhost si:localuser: $user usermod -a -G audio $user su $user google-chrome-stable & Result: No sound.

  • Checked pulseaudio, alsa there is no muted volume. Sound in settings is not muted.

  • I have only 1 Flash Plugin enabled.

The sound is muted in Chrome on all apps requiring sound ex; Youtube. I can get sound with userid if Chrome is launch with the “No Sanbox.

I don’t believe my sound card is the problem but below is a list. Aplay -l

List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices:

card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3263 Analog [ALC3263 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Any suggestions?

2 Answers 2


Works on Ubuntu and Kali Linux

killall pulseaudio
rm -r ~/.config/pulse/*
rm -r ~/.pulse*

If it is in fact just one or two websites that have the problem, last week you might have simply right-clicked a tab, and selected "Mute site", and forgot about it.

So simply right click the tab with the problem, and click "Unmute site".

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