Bad sound with MCP2S AC'97, snd-intel8x0
Hi. My problem is that sound is of bad quality. I mean, I have no problem whatsoever in reproducing sound, but it is of bad quality. It's not that it's awful, but it's like the treble gets too easily distorted, and isn't fixable with equalizing. It is bareable when I'm using the speakers (2 speaker classical system), but whenever I plug in my headphones, it is unlistenable.
I know it isn't a problem of my speakers or headphones because I had Windows XP installed a few weeks ago and sound was crystal clear. With Ubuntu I didn't have any problems either, but now with Fedora Core 6 it is really sucky.
So, on to the specs:
Vendor: nVidia Corporation
Model: MCP2S AC'97 Audio Controller
Kernel version: 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6. I use KDE.
Motherboard: K7N2 Delta2 (sound is onboard)
I've tried messing with KMix, to no avail.
So I'm guessing the drivers aren't that cool, or something like that. The problem is, I have absolutely no idea how to change a driver in Linux, and no idea where to find drivers, or which ones are the best, or even how the whole thing works. So any help is appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
EDIT: Also tried disabling "External Amplifier" on KMix, didn't work. And using modinfo and modprobe gives me a command not found... I'm looking for a way to install that.
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: MCP2S AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2 module=snd_intel8x0
is what lshw (had to run it in root for it to work) gives me out.
Last edited by bruno321; 02-17-2007 at 09:30 AM.