Creative SB-XFi sound card garbled sound after update to 19.1

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Creative SB-XFi sound card garbled sound after update to 19.1

Post by lightnb » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Just updated from 18.3 to 19.1. Clean install from DVD with formatted drive.

The sound, both in Firefox (youtube videos, etc) and from mp3 and flac files in the media player all sound like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJCuJL9T7gs, only not as cool and more distorted.

cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [XFi ]: SB-XFi - Creative X-Fi
Creative X-Fi 20K2 SB0880
1 [SB ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
HDA ATI SB at 0xfe400000 irq 16
2 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
HDA NVidia at 0xfe080000 irq 46

I'm using the proprietary nVidia drivers, which are required for my other software. Although I'm using the creative card, and don't use the sound function from the nVidia. So I don't know if the graphics drivers can screw up the sound card, but this sound card worked just fine on the previous Mint (18.3).

How can I fix this?

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Re: Creative SB-XFi sound card garbled sound after update to 19.1

Post by MrEen » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi lightnb.

See if it's just a messed up config by deleting the files in ~/.config/pulse then running pulseaudio -k in the terminal.

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Re: Creative SB-XFi sound card garbled sound after update to 19.1

Post by lightnb » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:58 pm

Thanks,

That seems to have solved the issue. I didn't copy any dot folder over in my home folder, so maybe it came messed up? Either way, thanks!

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Re: Creative SB-XFi sound card garbled sound after update to 19.1

Post by MrEen » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Those config files get messed up from time to time. The more you play around changing things audio-wise, the higher the likelihood you'll need to do that again.

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