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    audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my sound?)

    Edit: .... I've put it in the wrong section haven't I?..

    So. I have a laptop, it's fairly good.. well capable of 64bit, but I had windows 7 32 bit until recently, and without an audio enhancer program that came with my laptop for windows 7 32-bit, the inbuilt speakers are rather trashy.

    So I decided to install ubuntu, and then messed up the location of grub, and reinstalled the whole thing. Now I can't run windows, because every time I click the windows 7 boot option, it just reopens grub. But that's another issue.

    Now, I'm stuck in Ubuntu, and am running KDE which I love, apart from being pretty much unable to watch any sort of movie or multimedia, because the sound is too trashy to understand human dialogue...

    So I tried looking into PulseAudio, sounded ok, but isn't ready for 11.10? And I don't know how to downgrade Ubuntu.

    I've been looking around the forums for a week now but couldn't get anything I heard of working..

    Could anyone please help me?

    Side note: The internal mic won't function at all, and I don't know how to fix it, if anyone can help me there aswell..

    Thanks!
    Marcos Cosmos
    Last edited by MarcosCosmos; December 6th, 2011 at 04:05 AM.

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    Re: audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my soun

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcosCosmos View Post
    Edit: .... I've put it in the wrong section haven't I?..

    So. I have a laptop, it's fairly good.. well capable of 64bit, but I had windows 7 32 bit until recently, and without an audio enhancer program that came with my laptop for windows 7 32-bit, the inbuilt speakers are rather trashy.

    So I decided to install ubuntu, and then messed up the location of grub, and reinstalled the whole thing. Now I can't run windows, because every time I click the windows 7 boot option, it just reopens grub. But that's another issue.

    Now, I'm stuck in Ubuntu, and am running KDE which I love, apart from being pretty much unable to watch any sort of movie or multimedia, because the sound is too trashy to understand human dialogue...

    So I tried looking into PulseAudio, sounded ok, but isn't ready for 11.10? And I don't know how to downgrade Ubuntu.

    I've been looking around the forums for a week now but couldn't get anything I heard of working..

    Could anyone please help me?

    Side note: The internal mic won't function at all, and I don't know how to fix it, if anyone can help me there aswell..

    Thanks!
    Marcos Cosmos
    Ok, some music playing applications like Clementine come with a nice equaliser that you can play with. Pulseaudio is included by default in 11.10. Pulseaudio has nothing to do with sound effects. About the microphone. Try installing pavucontrol then press ALT + F2 type "pavucontrol" and launch it. Under input devices remove the lock channels setting and set the left mic to s lower value then the right. If that fails, check if it is muted in alsamixer.

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    Re: audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my soun

    Quote Originally Posted by kio_http View Post
    Ok, some music playing applications like Clementine come with a nice equaliser that you can play with. Pulseaudio is included by default in 11.10. Pulseaudio has nothing to do with sound effects. About the microphone. Try installing pavucontrol then press ALT + F2 type "pavucontrol" and launch it. Under input devices remove the lock channels setting and set the left mic to s lower value then the right. If that fails, check if it is muted in alsamixer.
    Thanks, haven't tried pavucontrol, but I'm about to

    And if I we're just dealing with local files, I would resort to a media player application. but most of my problems are with flashplayer multimedia streaming, such as youtube, or tinychat.

    By pulseaudio, I meant an equalizer for pulseaudio x.x

    The internal sound output has improved though and I don't know how, I think the sound profiles were bugging out in any case, because I hooked up a turtle beach headset and then it has allowed me to select the duplex profile for the internal hardware again instead of dropping to dummy output, though the mic on the headset is being weird.. I was on tinychat and it was picking sound up fine in the options, easily reaching the top of the volume indication meter thing, but past the settings menus, only sending minimum volume to the server.. I had to yell with the mic touching my lips for it to display any sound, which is NOT normal for my turtle beaches...

    What do you think caused that?

    edit: I had PA volume control, changed the left right stuff as you said and its working..... but it's picking up everything... If I'm gunna use it for webchats, I'm gunna need to cancel out any sound coming from the system/speakers, so will enabling "mute audio" on the input device do that?

    edit2: nope... so how do I cancel it? ._.
    Last edited by MarcosCosmos; December 7th, 2011 at 06:04 AM.

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    Re: audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my soun

    There is a pulseaudio-equalizer package here: https://launchpad.net/~psyke83/+archive/ppa/+packages
    I haven't tried it on 11.10 though.

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    Re: audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my soun

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    There is a pulseaudio-equalizer package here: https://launchpad.net/~psyke83/+archive/ppa/+packages
    I haven't tried it on 11.10 though.
    Thanks, I have, I thought I mentioned that x.x

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    Re: audio enhancer or equalizer kubuntu 11.10? (+anything else I could do for my soun

    Please forgive my reading comprehension problem! Sorry.

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