Originally Posted by J.W.
Welcome to LQ.
Try running alsamixer and then reducing the PCM volume.
There's a PCM and PCM2 setting. When I lower them though, the sound is really quiet.
I'll try alasamixer -V all, but doest that work when the driver is set to use the OSS driver? Or should I set it to use the ALSA driver first? They both had this problem.
I was afraid that it may be the wireless card that was causing it. I don't normally use a wireless card, but instead I usually use a Wireless Bridge with an ethernet connection.
The sound sounded like it was coming from the bottom right corner of the laptop, so it sounded like it was coming from the right speaker, but that could also mean it was coming from the CD drive. I wouldn't mind removing the CD drive for good, as it's not working very well. I don't think it's the CD drive though, because I was using Xubuntu on this laptop (with all the same hardware, wireless card included) last week, and I didn't have this problem.