Sound problem,

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Thu Jun 4 03:12:28 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 June 2009 06:06:11 pm Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>> Kubuntu 9.04-64/KDE4.2.2
>> I can play movies and videos on the computer and the sound works just
>> fine. But, when watching something like youtube the sound won't work
>> properly. The sound is choppy and stuttery is the best I can describe it.
>> Is there someplace like "My Computer" that lists all the hardware etc.
>> on the computer? I'm not sure what sound is on the mother board. I
>> suspect something from ATI but.......  I also suspect that there is a
>> CLI command something along the lines of "ls" something that might show
>> the sound card. Whatever works.I mostly need to find out if the proper
>> drivers are installed. I _think_ they are because in cases of local
>> video the sound is fine.
>> I don't believe it's an internet connection problem. My ISP is more like
>> a fire hose than a garden hose. 1.5meg bandwidth. I routinely, if the
>> server I'm downloading from can take it, get 230/250 kb/s download
>> speeds. Once in a while even better.
>> --
>> Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
>> If you can't eat it or play with it,
>> just pee on it and walk away
> Which OS are you using, Billie.  I am using Jaunty KDE, and it has a plasmoid 
> that works great; it also has under multimedia in system settings a list of 
> all your sound possibilities.  You can set it to use your sound card or your 
> onboard sound.  You can even use both for different purposes.  I just fixed my 
> sound problems with the help of a List member and he squared me away so that I 
> can set either to function.  I thought my sound card had been damaged, but 
> found that it was OK.  It was a simple task to switch back and forth from 
> onboard sound to my Audigy II card.  I don't remember Intrepid or Gutsy on the 
> matter of sound, but Jaunty is incredible.  Good fortune of your task.
> Steven
As before, Kubuntu 9.04-64/KDE4.2.2.

I only have the onboard sound. ATI. [ looked at it a hundred times and 
didn't see it ] I had to get rid of phonon to get the card to work at 
all. Pulseaudio is still there but not set as default. I can't seem to 
get rid of it.

I guess the problem seems to be with sites like youtube. Do they use 

Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
If you can't eat it or play with it, 
just pee on it and walk away

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