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Ubuntu Sound Problem

Hi guys,

Installed Ubuntu 8.04 now whenever playing sound or video files, on any program, makes weird sounds, anything I do minimizing windows or browse causes these horrible sound problems.

The only way that I found to deal with this is to play the video and audio with all of the other programs closed and not to do anything on the computer at the time, and I still get the occasional weird sound.

This isn't a satisfying solution to the sound problem and I want to listen to music while using my computer, do you have any advice that might help me?

Thank you.

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  • Rredbare Aug 29, 2008

    Have installed and used each version of ubuntu since 6.04 with absolutely no problems. Installed 8.04 and my sound refused to work.
    When I boot-up, I sometimes hear the drum-roll and sometimes not, but no other sound.


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This is a post about Ubuntu sound problem, I recommend you visit it, it has a lot of good info about solving Ubuntu sound problems.


All the best.

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MerryAnn, it sounds like any time your CPU does heavy work, you hear sounds..kinda like a buzzing? I would say off hand you have an open input turned up in the mixer.

Rredbare, do you dual boot? and what audio chip or model do you have?

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The philosophy behind Ubuntu is that software should be free and accessible to all. Whether MP3 and other file formats are free is unclear in many countries, so Ubuntu does not include software to read these file formats by default.
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Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 10.04. There are small differences for earlier versions of Ubuntu.
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Open the Ubuntu Software Center, found in the Applications menu.
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Click on View and ensure that All Software is selected.
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Error ID = 0xC00D11BA, Condition ID = 0x00000000


Your sound card might be in use by another application.

0xC00D11BA: Cannot play the file
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with
your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller. You may
encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:

Your sound device is in use by another program. Quit other programs that may
be using your sound device, and then try to play the file again.
Your sound device is not functioning properly. To troubleshoot the problem,
see the Sound Troubleshooter in Windows Help or refer to your sound device's
documentation.
You do not have a sound device installed on your computer. Install a sound
device, and then try to play the file again.
Error ID = 0xC00D11BA, Condition ID = 0x00000000

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here are list of things you could do:

1. Go to control panel and check your sound devices or sound controller. The icon should look like a speaker, check if it has any conflicts or if it is even available. If not, then you need to find out what driver software does your audio hardware is compatible with. You can find drivers at www.driverscollection.com download the driver that matches with the description of your audio hardware and install it.
Im not sure if this program will help, but you could also use a software called everest free edition. Google it and download it to check your computer hardware specs.

2. Check you mini plug cable connection if they are inserted properly or damaged and also check your speaker if its blown/busted or not.

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i see that you are having a difficult time in solving your problem. the reason why you are experiencing that problem is your driver. Have you installed your sound card driver. If not you better installed it. if yes then the video file that you are watching is not playable in your computer because it is not compatible. try a short video..

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