Time and again a large number of Ubuntu users have complained about this weird error wherein the sound system does not respond and whenever you try to open the sound properties, it pops up this message ‘ Waiting for Sound system to respond’. Interestingly this happens even for new installations. Lets get down to the steps to solve this problem
Step 1: Open the home folder with Nautilus and Press Ctrl+H to show hidden folders
Step 2 : Delete the .pluse folder
Step 3 : Reboot
Enjoy the sound of beating drums!!