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Old 10-25-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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distortion while playing music

hay! i'm running kubuntu hedgehog and i have a terrible sound. I hear distortion while playing music. Not much, but it's annoying. I hear it everywhere, while booting kde, playing mp3, ...

Someone an idea where it is going wrong? i use onboard sound, my mobo is an intel d865perl ( and it's using SoundMAX 4 XL with AudioESP audio subsystem* using the Analog Devices AD1985 codec* (right from the site )

when i look with the gui, controlcenter, i see kubuntu detects his soundsystem automaticly.

how can i adjust sound settings on command line? i have totally no idea... thx!
Old 10-25-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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i think you'll probably want to drop the PCI channel level using KMix - it should be available in the system tray to the bottom-right of your desktop (small 'loudspeaker' icon), or failing that, from the K Menu.

I've noticed this before myself - if the level is set too high, you'll hear clipping / distortion.
Old 10-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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kevin, great job!

now, i hear great music, clean as hell.. thx a lot, i was afraid i blew up my new 5.1 speakerset! :-)


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