View Full Version : [ubuntu] sound problems in Xchat

July 1st, 2009, 07:31 PM
In jaunty, for a while I wasn't getting any sound when triggering an alert that should make a sound. I gave up on it for a while and I just tested it again and now I get hissing static for the time period that the MP3 should last. I guess that is a slight improvement but there is still the problem that it doesn't play the actual sound and even the static doesn't seem to be triggered by the actual events I have selected. Only clicking the test button makes the static sound. Does anybody else have this problem? Any assistance would be appreciated!

July 6th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Pretty much the same here. Jaunty. The signals when someone posts a chat message in pidgin or when I post an entry in the same place are drowned out by a crackling sound which lasts as long as the alert sound.

I've done a rough search on clicking problem/clicking sound, without success. I have an idea this is a Pulse Audio problem, but I could be wrong. Audio and video are definitely not my strong point, so if anyone could help me find a relevant thread I'd be very grateful.


July 7th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Guess who forgot info that could help people answer.

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC268 Analog [ALC268 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

And lspci gives:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)


July 13th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Guess who else... :tongue:


00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)

lshw -C sound

description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0

asoundconf list

Names of available sound cards: