Firstly, im a complete Linux newb, so please bare with me...
After getting my computer upgraded to Linux, I got my first sound system in years - nice big loud subwoofer. However, when the audio output gets too loud, its breaks up and skips, meaning that I cant really listen to anything at 100% volume or more.. It also depends on the file being played, so i often have to go running back to the computer after a new track comes on which is louder than the others and starts to skip. So i cant just let my audio play, im constantly having to adjust it to stop the skipping.
Additionally, I have noticed recently when playing video files, if the audio suddenly jumps up (like theres an explosion/gunshot etc) the entire sound system mutes itself, and I have to go into the volume control panel to unmute it.
Whilst looking around the volume control panel, I noticed something interesting - when audio files skip, in the audio devices tab, the Port selection flickers from 'Analogue output' to 'Headphones' then back again, without me touching it.
Im not sure what more information may be required to help me with this issue, but please let me know - i appreciate any input to help fix this! I dont remember which Ubuntu version im running (>_> sorry) and dont know how to check that for you so, let me know and ill find out. Thanks lot!
product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller