Sound problem,

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Thu Jun 4 03:53:09 BST 2009

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.


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