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03 June 2010 @ 01:12 pm
Karmic Koala Komputer Krimp  

Last weekend, I spent Sunday upgrading Ubuntu to 9.10 (Karmic Koala).

When I'm at my desk, I plug my desktop speakers into my laptop. Out in the living room, obviously, I don't.

Last night, when I unplugged my desktop speakers, my laptop speakers didn't kick in.

This morning, after a kernel update and reboot, THE LAPTOP SPEAKERS KEEP PLAYING WHEN SOMETHING IS PLUGGED INTO THE JACK. Desktop speakers, headphone, whatever.

And, for the record, their sound quality REEKS (as my gaming group will tell you without hesitation).

Ah, well. I was planning to upgrade the OS to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) this weekend, anyway. Hopefully, it's a release-specific glitch.

KehzaFox: sciencekfops on June 3rd, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Sometimes crumby speakers can be helped a bit by lowering the line level in your mixer and just using the volume control on the speakers themselves.

Sometimes crumby speakers are just crumby.

There is a little thread about your problem here, but I'm a little too brain-dead at the moment to process it.
The Weasel Kingtheweaselking on June 3rd, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
... why would you update to the unstable when the stable is out?
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on June 4th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Generally, I don't have a problem with the non-LTS releases; I just didn't upgrade back in October because I was distracted by a few little things.

I upgraded to 9.10 first because I just wanna hit the "Upgrade now" button twice, rather than do a fresh install and then spend weeks bashing my custom settings back together. Lazy.