Choppy sound on Ubuntu 12.04 – How to fix it

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Linux, Ubuntu
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I have Intel chip for my Ubuntu 12.04 system, and I can’t get a good sound when watching youtube or another flash movie

rumy@cbug-nest:~$ sudo lshw -c multimedia
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 05
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:47 memory:fe500000-fe503fff

Here’s the fix :

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

add this line to the end of the .conf file

options snd-hda-intel model=generic

this workaround should fix the choppy sound.

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Comments
  1. Robin says:

    Im also having the same problem. here’s mine

    *-multimedia
    description: Multimedia audio controller
    product: CK804 AC’97 Audio Controller
    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    physical id: f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
    version: a2
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz

    i looked over a lot of forums but still no luck. hope you can help me with this

  2. Evan Haas says:

    Man this was a lifesaver, thanks!

  3. gendor says:

    Oh, I struggled so long with this.. thank you so much!!!

  4. dennis says:

    what can i do with all of these ….

    # autoloader aliases
    install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
    install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
    install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
    install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
    install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
    install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
    install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
    install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7

    # Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
    install snd /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd $CMDLINE_OPTS &#
    # Workaround at bug #499695 (reverted in Ubuntu see LP #319505)
    install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-pcm $CMDLINE_OPTS &install snd-mixer /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-mixer $CMDLINE_OPTS &install snd-seq /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-seq $CMDLINE_OPTS &#
    install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS &# Cause optional modules to be loaded above sound card driver modules
    install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-emu10k1 $CMDLINE_OPTS &install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install snd-via82xx $CMDLINE_OPTS &# Load saa7134-alsa instead of saa7134 (which gets dragged in by it anyway)
    install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install saa7134 $CMDLINE_OPTS &# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
    options bt87x index=-2
    options cx88_alsa index=-2
    options saa7134-alsa index=-2
    options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
    options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
    options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
    options snd-usb-audio index=-2
    options snd-usb-caiaq index=-2
    options snd-usb-ua101 index=-2
    options snd-usb-us122l index=-2
    options snd-usb-usx2y index=-2
    # Ubuntu #62691, enable MPU for snd-cmipci
    options snd-cmipci mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
    # Keep snd-pcsp from being loaded as first soundcard
    options snd-pcsp index=-2

  5. S.G. Miller says:

    Same problem on me girlfriends comp. Here’s hers:

    *-multimedia:0
    description: audio device
    product: beavercreek HDMI audio [radeon HD 6500D and 6400G-6600G series]
    vendor: hynix semiconductor (hundai electronics)
    physical id: 1.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz

    *-multimedia:1
    description: audio device
    product: hudson azalia controller
    vendor: hynix semiconductor (hundai electronics)
    physical id: 14.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:014.2
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz

    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
    resources: irq:16 memory:f0240000-f0243fff

  6. Analogue Man says:

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    add this line to the end of the .conf file

    options snd-hda-intel model=generic

    Worked for me….many thanks!!! This thing was driving me nuts.

  7. salmanfalcon says:

    Thank you man so much!!!!

  8. Malte says:

    where should i put those codes? (new to linux)

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