i have a problem with my sound in ubuntu 12.04(64bit). the problem is, that sometimes out of nowhere, when switching songs, or playing youtube videos, changing volume with my keyboard buttons, that the sound gets distorted(peeping, scratching). i dont know if it is related, but when i skip through music in rythmbox, there is also a little scratching noise.
i can sometimes temporarly fix it: for youtube videos, i refresh the page, and sometimes it works agian normal, mostly not. for audio playback with rythmbox, i have to pause the song for sometime, and resume it, and hope that it works.
before all that,i have changed my soundcard to "Analog Surround 5.1" in the sound settings from ubuntu, but i also used alsamixer to change it from 2 channels to 6 channels, since changing in ubuntu sound settings alone wasnt enough to make the other speaks work.
i use a ASUS P8-H61-M LE B3 Revision Motherboard. which has a built in surround soundcard. here is lshw -c multimedia output:
Beschreibung: Audio device Produkt: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller Hersteller: Intel Corporation Physische ID: 1b Bus-Informationen: pci@0000:00:1b.0 Version: 05 Breite: 64 bits Uhr: 33MHz Fähigkeiten: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list Konfiguration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0 Ressourcen: irq:43 memory:f7f00000-f7f03fff