Solving choppy and distorted sound while playing back video on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Core I5 computer, I’ve noticed that I’ve problem with Video/Audio playback on my computer.

It turns out that it only affects computer with Intel-based sound chip. To confirm that you have Intel based audio chip, you need to run this command:

sudo lshw -c multimedia

If Intel chip is present, then you should see something like this at the bottom of the output:
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
resources: irq:16 memory:fe024000-fe027fff


To fix it, you need to add “options snd-had-intel model=generic” at the end of /etc/modprob.d/alsa-base.conf file.

This should fix the problem with choppy/laggy sound while playing video.

Youtube: Google+ Music Video

This video sums up just the thing you wanted to know about Google+

Check my email, got an invite
To a website I don’t know
Looked like googlebuzz at first sight,
But my friend said that’s a no.
Why did we need, another social network?
Doesn’t Facebook work alright?
A new thing for me to learn
This could take all night, Look out!

What is this google +
I don’t Need google +
There’s another +1 and another +1
What is this google +
Hey, Why’s this red thing here?
Go away google +

You want me to put my friends in circles
But circles are for squares
Everday’s like Sophie’s choice
Trying to choose which friend goes where
But No Parents, or Ex-boyfriends…
Can get in without invites
And when I drunkenly post that he’s cute
I can edit it later that night – whoa

I kinda like google +
Can’t believe I’m on google +
Oh another hangout, and another hang out
I dig my google +
Hey, old high school friend
You can’t join my google +

Friends add me, without me adding them
That feature’s really nice
my pot dealer
and all these friend’s I’ve never liked
No one knows, my circle names,
So even good friend’s get handpicked
Do you make it into my main feed
or do I add you to my circle of pricks

I’m in love with google plus
I’m judgemental on goggle +
and Another douchebag and another loser
You didn’t make my google plus
Hey, Now I’m a facist pig
Thank you google plus!

Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet Notebook Running Ubuntu (with Ubermix)

The video shows how cool Dell Inspiron Duo is when running Ubuntu.

This particular demo uses Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) with Ubermix customization, which contains a collection of application suitable for netbook users.

Ubermix can be downloaded from its official website, please check the Netbook/table model specific instructions for proper installations.

Supported Netbooks

  • Dell Inspiron DUO iD-4495FNT Laptop
  • ASUS EEEPC 900 BK090XNetbooks)
  • ASUS Eee PC 1015PX
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 1018