No Audio but "test speakers" works

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have a laptop with speakers. I recently tried to watch a flash video on the computer and wasn't getting any sound. Later on I tried to listen to online radio and still wasn't getting any sound. I restarted the computer and it didn't help but when I went into the sound settings and properties I clicked the "test" for each speaker and I'm getting noise through them (the test in gstreamer-properties also works). But ALL other programs will not play any sound to the speakers. Same issue as: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1697117 but that wasn't resolved either alsa info (Hardware)