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i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10

the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little sticky while playing. its not smooth as it getting stuck for fraction of seconds after 5-6 sec of interval.how can i fix this. i have now ubuntu 13.10 gnome.so far i have done is sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils

and again reinstalled it sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utilsd

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and other tweaks, but no joy.

and how to start synaptic package manager in gnome based?

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