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by lonely_llama
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

MrEen wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 am
I also noticed you seem to have a newer version of PulseAudio than is available normally. Was that via a normal update, or did you do something specific to accomplish that?
I added the PPA for it, maybe that's why it's more recent.
by lonely_llama
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

Ok this is crazy, but I borrowed a different pair of headphones just now and it sounds normal. Note to self, don't buy crappy Chinese headphones :(

Thanks for all the help, you have been very patient with this issue.
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

MrEen wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:19 pm
That is very weird! However, see if the kernel update to 4.15.0-66 fixes this. It fixed some others.
Already using that. Is there a way to reset the sound hardware, the equivalent of unplugging a card and putting it back (on a desktop which this isn't, and on Windows) ?
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

Dmesg didn't produce any output. Also I see the same distortion when played through speakers also, so probably not to do with the headset or jack.
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

Let's get a look at your sound setup. Run this in the terminal and paste back the URL it will give you: curl https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/raw/master/src/utils/pa-info?inline=false | bash | nc termbin.com 9999 Got it. What does this do? % Total % Received % Xferd Average Spee...
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

what other changes have you made in this "audio endeavor" ? the simple fix is do a timeshift restore before things went boofonic. DELETE: everything in your .cache folder along with the files in .config/pulse/ also when you mess with pulseeffects (i do not like this application, it is bloated and r...
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

Hi lonely_llama. Delete the files in /home/YourUserName/.config/pulse (files only, not any folders if they exist) then run pulseaudio -k in the terminal. Restart your browser and test. Do this while pulseeffects is still disabled if possible. Good luck. No change. The playback device is now the spe...
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

Here you go. System: Host: yamato Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Mobo: HP model: 80C1 v: 96.31 ...
by lonely_llama
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Speech/vocal volume very low and distorted in all programs

I have no clue what went wrong all of a sudden here. Mint 19.2 Xfce on a HP laptop, using Pulse Audio. Since yesterday I find that music playback is fine but any sort of speech, be it spoken words in a youtube video or vocals in a song played on VLC are very low and distorted. I have PulseEffects al...
by lonely_llama
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: DNS lookup frequently fails
Replies: 0
Views: 399

DNS lookup frequently fails

Initial caveats/disclaimers: I stay in a shared accommodation with a wifi router that I do not own/administer - so I can't view or change any settings there. Only on my Mint 19.2 Xfce x64 HP laptop do I face this problem - my phone and tablet don't. I don't have any other devices. The problem Every...
by lonely_llama
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate

I'm on Xfce, not Cinnamon, there's no such option in the login preferences. Login window.png What I have is Light locker - (disabling the first toggle here had no effect either). Light locker settings.png ...and power manager. Xfce power manager.png Turned off authentication in all these places, but...
by lonely_llama
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate

Try the combo of CTRL + ALT+L For what exactly, besides locking the screen, which has nothing to do with what I'm asking? As I've stated, I do not want to be prompted for a password when I resume after suspend/hibernate, and I've disabled 'lock screen when system is going to sleep' in Xfce power ma...
by lonely_llama
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate

My girlfriend's HP laptop (LM18.3 Cinnamon) cant suspend nor hibernate. It crashes her laptop every single time. I am lucky though, having not experienced such issues. Suspend and hibernation problems are quite common in Linux though. This is due to a lack of support for Linux by hardware manufactu...
by lonely_llama
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Authentication prompt for suspend/hibernate

Each time the system suspends after being idle, or I try to trigger a suspend/hibernate from another application (for example, qBittorrent 'suspend/hibernate after downloads complete'), I get an authentication prompt for root. If i trigger hibernate manually from the menu, it grinds the disk for age...
by lonely_llama
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: World clock applet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: World clock applet?

Thanks, you've been a great help! :D
by lonely_llama
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: World clock applet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: World clock applet?

Thanks. Not quite as convenient as a tooltip over the regular clock but better than nothing I guess.
by lonely_llama
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: World clock applet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

World clock applet?

I switched from Cinnamon to Xfce since my 4 GB laptop even found Cinnamon too heavy to run. What I miss from the Cinnamon dock is a world clock widget. (Specifically, a clock on the taskbar that can show me multiple timezones in the tooltip). There doesn't seem to be one for xfce in Synaptic, is the...
by lonely_llama
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Custom Xfce 19.2 live CD made with Cubic doesn't boot
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Custom Xfce 19.2 live CD made with Cubic doesn't boot

That article was how I found Cubic in the first place. The idea is that it sets up a chroot environment where you can customize your CD by adding/removing packages or changing configuration. For example, I have to tweak my wifi adapter settings every time I use a live CD and I mainly wanted to freez...
by lonely_llama
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Custom Xfce 19.2 live CD made with Cubic doesn't boot
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Custom Xfce 19.2 live CD made with Cubic doesn't boot

So I used Cubic to customize a live CD based on Xfce 19.2. I removed the non English language packs and dictionaries for LibreOffice, added a couple of PPAs and apps, and that was that. Used the built in bootable USB tool to write the image to a USB drive, but it refuses to boot. What's happening he...

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