I once installed PulseAudio Equalizer but since it didn't work properly I did not want to use it. The annoying thing is that sound went through it by default so I had to go to the sound settings and change output every time I booted. Uninstalling the equalizer or disable it didn't change this. I tried to change the default output by editing
/etc/asound.conf. Since it didn't exist I created it, but it had no effect. I tried to clean up after myself by removing the file but then things got out of hand. The sound disappeared and the sound settings now looks like this
sudo alsa force-reload, I can get the sound back, but the sound settings remains broken. I have looked at questions similar to mine, but they provide no solution to my problem(s).
Some answers provided to these questions says that the questioner should run:
rm -r ~/.config/pulse; pulseaudio -k
When I run this I get:
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to kill daemon: No such process
What should I try next?