Last night I installed Ubuntu 8.04 and I’m so impressed. I did the WbUI version. And let me tell you, It was the easiest OS install I have ever done. Everything is great only one problem. My audio was really quiet. I have an Realtek ALC888 chipset. I had to crank my speakers to get a descent volume.
I found a solution.
Even through I have my speakers plugged into the ‘Green’ standard front channel jack Ubuntu thinks it’s plugged into the side channel.
- Open up the ALSA mixer[double click on the speaker at the top by the time]
- Click on Edit->Preferences
- Check all of the output channels
- Turn the volume up on all the devices till you find the right channel(be careful if you have your speakers still cranked or you’ll soil yourself)
Thats it. Easy.