View Full Version : [ubuntu] bad sound after upgrade

May 8th, 2010, 02:36 AM
I've upgraded to 10.4 earlier today from 9.10, and I get very bad sound...
When I play music (I use audacious) the sounds are not as sharp as they used to be on 9.10 and it just sounds really bad...

Any ideas?

May 8th, 2010, 07:58 AM
I've had the same problem since the last version. I was hoping for a fix in Lucid.

I find that you get a little less buzzing if you switch to analog 5.1 mode - but the overall sound quality still sucks.

I've tried it with Klipsch and Bose speakers and my Harmon Kardon home theater... so I know my speakers aren't dying.

It happens in Rythmbox (which I refuse to use), Banshee (which is easier to use but still inelegant), and Songbird (which is not exactly very well-integrated... but much more elegant).

I hope they fix it soon! We shouldn't have to install a whole new sound processor (I don't know the terminology) just to get reasonable sound.

May 8th, 2010, 09:58 AM
5.1 makes it worse since i have stereo and no surround speakers :\

any other ideas other than wait for a fix?