Sound Problem with ubuntu 10.10

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Wed Oct 20 08:10:15 UTC 2010

On 20/10/2010 18:11, Arnaud MEZ wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> i've successfully installed my ubuntu 10.10 few days ago, everything's 
> working fine except my sound.
> when i'm playing audio/video files (ogg, mp3, avi...) with players 
> like movie player/ryhtmnbox; after 2 or 5 min i'm receving this error
> pa_stream_writable_size() failed: connection terminated
> i had a look on the internet but there are no real and/or good 
> information on how to resolve/understand that problem.
> will appreciate any help on resolving that problem.
> thanks !

Sound and video seem to be the Achilles Heel of *buntu from the many 
posts concerning these 2 subjects. But, I have to hasten to add, is that 
this is not really restricted to *buntu.

Start here:

and see if this helps to solve your problem(s).

People will disagree with me, but what I do is to simply uninstall 
pulseaudio and at the same time install alsamixergui; then start 
alsamixergui (using ALT-F2) and make sure that all the correct channels 
have been activated. For example, with me, and I use the SoundBlaster 
Audigy card, I have to activate the Analog Output Jack.

Some others say that if you are using pulseaudio to use pavucontrol and 
make sure that you have the correct inputs/outputs selected.

Personally, I just get rid of pulseaudio and get on with it.....


"If it weren't for electricity we'd be all watching television by candlelight."
                 George Gobel

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