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Recently upgraded to 12.10 - I know it's not released yet. Having issues with sound when using headphones plugged into the front ports. Something that doesn't happen when booting to windows - so fairly confident it's an Ubuntu issue.

When listening to any sound, music, video etc the sound levels jump up and down and click. If I open "sound" from the settings menu when playing videos or music and viewing the "output" tab I can see "headphone - built-in audio disappear and reappear (very quickly) so I'm guessing the system is jumping back to the "analogue output" and back again which is why the sound volume changes and clicks.

Worth noting I never used my headphones when 12.04 was installed so not sure if it's this OS or Ubuntu hates my hardware generally.

Anyone seen this before? any advice?

Sound is built in to motherboard. I have the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5.

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, jokerdino, RolandiXor, theDefector, Takkat Oct 17 '12 at 21:30

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Does the same happens when using 12.04? Can you test it on a livecd? Might be a bug, might be the driver in use or some settings, we wont know before you do. –  Bruno Pereira Oct 15 '12 at 18:40
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jorge Castro Oct 16 '12 at 12:47
I can confirm this does't happen on 12.04 live usb. I'll report it as a bug unless anyone has a fix? –  changeableface Oct 16 '12 at 17:07
There's an useful answer to question 204286: from a terminal, run rm -r ~/.pulse ~/.pulse-cookie && pkill pulse. –  Marcello Nuccio Oct 27 '12 at 9:29
OK, I have found it: bug #1067434. –  Marcello Nuccio Oct 27 '12 at 10:05

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