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Old 08-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 12.04 update audio mess

I've been using Ubuntu for somewhere around 2 years now. The older version (updated on Wednesday to 12.04 through the system update suggestion) and I were very comfortable with each other. I am not a computer geek, nerd, guru. Give me software and I make it sing, but the manner in which Linux and Ubuntu provide their commands and updates is rather confusing.

Since updating to the 12.04 I've had a host of issues. Most of them I've learned to adjust around, but the most frustrating is playing a video - any most any kind.

I try watching a video on Hulu or a network's site and the audio stutters through. Every two letter sound systems are broken instead of seamless speech. Feels much like when I tutor a new reader - sounding out every set of letters instead of blending.

Anyone else having these issues?

Anyone else frustrated enough to throw their laptop through a wall - not into the wall - through it!?

Anyone have any great ideas on fixing this audio issue with Ubuntu 12.04? I would really like to get to watch my programming, considering I refuse to pay for television viewing but will pay for internet.

All help and encouragement welcomed.

P.S. Just tried playing radio. Have the same audio break-up happening there.

Could this be an audio card issue? If so, how should I go about checking the card?

Or is this an Ubuntu update issue - considering the audio worked perfectly prior to this update to 12.04?

Last edited by ADS-Ohio; 08-31-2012 at 01:15 PM. Reason: additional information
Old 08-31-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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check your audio, video settings.
jack would be better on good h/w.

kill pulseaudio and try restarting it or use jack, phonon

Old 08-31-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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When your new to Linux it can be a little frustrating but with time you'll be telling your system what to do.
Try to focus on the problem and fixing it.

I know how hard it can be sometimes when your frustrated but by all means think first before you throw
your laptop for it will cost you dearly if you do.


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