Can not control level of bass through "volume control". Bass is too high and unchangeable.

Bug #183674 reported by Ubuntu Tinkerer on 2008-01-17
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Bug Description

In ubuntu gusty 7.10, one can not control the level of bass through the "volume-control" which you access by clicking on the speaker icon on the top right of the screen. Changing the the bass slider has no effect. The VERY BIG problem is that the level of bass is set to a unchangeable value which is way too high. I have a z-680 speaker system. My bass level is set to the lowest level. My room trembles and the roof vibrates when I try to watch a movie. This does not happen in Windows.

I have a 5.1 spekaer setting. My sound card is SoundBlaster Audigy.

Instructions to encounter the bug:

First, you need a speaker system with a subwoofer.

1. Turn on the subwoofer.
2. Start some playback that has bass, such as a DVD movie.
3. Open the "volume-control" by double clicking the speaker icon to the top right of your screen.
4. Change the slider that controls the amount of bass.

You will notice no change.

I'm guessing that this has something to do with ALSA.

I have the same problem. Ubuntu 7.10, Audigy 1.

brian0r (briansuh) wrote :

Same here. It didn't work on Gutsy, and it's not working on Hardy either. I have a SB Audigy2.

Hi Guys,

Care to confirm this is still an issue with the latest Alpha for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10. You should be able to test via a LiveCD - Please let us know your results. Thanks.

Changed in linux:
status: New → Incomplete

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.6.27 kernel for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. As a result, the kernel team would appreciate it if you could please test this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:

1) If you are comfortable installing packages on your own, the linux-image-2.6.27-* package is currently available for you to install and test.


2) The upcoming Alpha5 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10 will contain this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Please watch for Alpha5 to be announced. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD.

Please let us know immediately if this newer 2.6.27 kernel resolves the bug reported here or if the issue remains. More importantly, please open a new bug report for each new bug/regression introduced by the 2.6.27 kernel and tag the bug report with 'linux-2.6.27'. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2.6.26 kernel. Thanks again, we really appreicate your help and feedback.

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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