After logging out and logging back in my audio device is grayed out and no longer usable. I have tried
pactl exit, and manually killing/restarting the pulseaudio daemon, but none of these have restored my device to being usable. I know if I do a full system restart this will resolve the issue, but I would really prefer a solution that doesn't require a full system restart.
How can I re-enable my audio device without a system restart?
calid@precision ~ [✔]▶ cat /etc/linuxmint/info RELEASE=18.2 CODENAME=sonya EDITION="Cinnamon 64-bit" DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya" DESKTOP=Gnome TOOLKIT=GTK GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit calid@precision ~ [✔]▶ uname -a Linux precision 4.15.0-43-generic #46~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 7 13:31:08 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux