Questions tagged [quality]

Quality is more than just a buzzword, it's a way of ensuring ubuntu represents the best work from everyone. These questions are about how to get involved with helping make ubuntu deliver those "just work" experiences.

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Poor Sound Quality on Laptop with Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop. I get poor, tinny, blown-out sound quality at all volume levels whenever I try to play a video on Brave browser or whenever I play a ...
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How to solve recurrent poor sound in ubuntu?

I had very good sound on both speakers and hearphones. Then, when restarting the session, the sound became poor (too high, a bit rough) on both. On restarting the machine, the sound came back fine, ...
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How to adjust sound quality ubuntu 21.04?

when I restarted the session of Ubuntu, the sound got very bad (too high, basses gone etc). Why this sort of mixer problem and how can I amend it? I installed Pulse volume control and Pulse effects, ...
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Electron player video quality problem

I recently downloaded electronplayer to watch amazon prime and disney+ but it seems to me that their videos are not running in HD the video quality is very low like 360p so I goto chrome and play ...
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Upgraded to 20.04 now audio quality bad

I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 20.04 (from 18.04) this afternoon. Audio has been just fine under 18.04 on my computer, however now since upgrading I have found that the audio quality is very poor. ...
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How can I change print quality?

I would like to use my Epson EcoTank L3110 printer. I have successfully installed the necessary drivers, and now, I can print, but I am not satisfied with the settings options. I can't change printer ...
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Epson L3110 Print Quality

I Have a working printer configured, I've Installed ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver) But I cannot change the print quality, and this is a mandatory option, as prints are such a crap (for photos for ...
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Youtube DRM Movie videos are quality limited in Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

I have intalled recently Ubuntu 20.04 on my HP pavilion with AMD Ryzen 3. I already installed the restricted extras and Google Chrome... now already i can watch all YouTube videos. The problem is when ...
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Bluetooth sound quality with phone is much better than sound quality with laptop

So I have the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the latest Dell Inspiron - when I use my headset (Beoplay H9) with my smartphone (call via skype/whatsapp/viber) the quality is really good, but when I use the ...
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How do I remove all unofficial packages and revert to official ones?

An Ubuntu developer asked me to perform tests on some unofficial packages. Now my system is broken and I can't get support because I have unofficial packages installed. The package did not come from a ...
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Is there a video player that can do auto refresh rate switching?

If the refresh rate of video mode matches frame rate of video stream/file, playback is as smooth as possible. In case of interlaced video, double refresh rate is preferred.
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Poor sound quality [closed]

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu. Everything is fine, but I think that the audio quality is significantly worse than on Windows. I modified daemon.conf and it’s slightly better than before but still ...
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Horrible sound quality in Ubuntu 19.04 vs Windows 10

the quality is much worst then it was while using windows 10. I tried downloading pulseaudio eq using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer but then gave me an error while trying to open it, ...
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Laptop's speakers sound bad. Poor sound quality

Problem: laptop's speakers sound quality is much worse than in windows. How to address this issue in Ubuntu 18.04?
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How to configure PulseAudio for better sound quality?

I want to configure PulseAudio to get better sound quality because right now it's pretty bad. I saw a tutorial but I can't do it because I don't have so much knowledge of how linux works.
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Sound distortion in headphones

I'm new to Ubuntu and the issue that I'm facing is that my left headphones is causing some crackling while listen to music or any audio whether online or offline. I have tried using pulse but the ...
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Does cancelling the operation while copying a .mkv file split it into 2 parts?

I was copying a movie (.mkv) file from pen drive to PC (Ubuntu) and it showed error while copying, so I had to cancel it. The file size was 3.2 GB. Now the file on Pen drive still shows size 3.2 GB ...
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Strategy to deal with Canonical's increasingly poor QA?

My installed (local or obsolete) category is filling up because Canonical lately has been pushing out updates and then pulling them back. It's happened with two kernels in the recent past and it ...
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How to Verify/Restore Whole-System Backup of tar czf?

I want to test that the whole system backup corresponds to the original. It would be great to understand some basic tests about rapid quality assurance because I do not have time to always .untar it ...
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Is it ok to enable proposed updates during Ubuntu's development cycle?

I like to run the development releases of Ubuntu (alpha, beta, whatever). Is there any reason why I shouldn't enable proposed updates for Ubuntu before Ubuntu is released as stable? Are proposed ...
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How does the Ubuntu team do automated testing?

How does the Ubuntu team assures that bugs won't appear again? I have seen it several times. A package is unusable after installing. Yes, sometimes the bugs get fixed very fast. But I see no effort ...
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Youtube only show videos in 360p quality in Firefox Developer Edition

I've been having this issue with Firefox Developer Edition (FDE) on Youtube, where it show videos only in 360p quality, there's also an "Auto" option, which is also, the 360p quality. I'm in Ubuntu 14....
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Avast not up to quality?

When I follow this guide :http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-and-update-avast-antivirus-in-ubuntu#.UvRO9vgju1E It says the .deb isn’t up quality code in the UbuntusoftwareCenter! I don't know to ...
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How do I install QtTest for the Ubuntu SDK?

When I select "Build -> Ubuntu Touch -> Create Application Package" in the Ubuntu SDK, the build fails with the error "FAIL! : qmltestrunner::tst_hellocomponent::compile() module "QtTest" is not ...
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FFMPEG -> how to keep the original audio quality during conversion?

'-ab' option is related to audio quality? how to say ffmpeg to keep the original audio quality during conversion?
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How do I contribute a manual testcase to ubuntu?

I have a piece of software I like and enjoy using. I want to help make sure the new version is well tested by making a testcase to ensure functionality and prevent regressions. How can I contribute a ...
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What is the recomended application set for QA/tester's suite in Ubuntu?

I work in SQA as Test manager/Tester and I want to get more from my Ubuntu desktop. Unfortunately Ubuntu does not have much software in repository for this task. Can you recommend set of Linux ...
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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How do I contribute an autopkg test to ubuntu?

How do I contribute an autopkg test for a ubuntu package?
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How do I contribute an autopilot test?

What is autopilot and how do I contribute to a new autopilot testcase for a package ?
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How do I test an image of ubuntu using the test tracker?

I've downloaded a ubuntu image and I would like to run some tests against that image. How can I test the image on my machine? What tests are available to run and how can I report my results and bugs?
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How do I submit a full bug report with crash dump and steps to reproduce?

I have found a reproducable crash bug in xserver-xephyr. When I run the following command: apport-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_Xephyr.1000.crash it sends a whoopsie report and does not ask me for any ...
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How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data?

The graph and bar chart at the Ubuntu Error reports page seem to contain a lot of information. But I'm puzzled about the meaning of some of the values, and the page doesn't refer to any documentation....
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How do I get involved with testing and QA with Ubuntu?

I'd like to get involved with Ubuntu QA by creating automated tests. Is there an ongoing effort to create these tests? Where can I learn more?
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