Again, after upgrade to Xubuntu 13.10 (64bit) I have faced few issues with sound. Luckily all those were possible to easily fix.
Credits go to original post authors.
Crackling microphone (in all application, most in Skype)
As described here, edit file
sudo mousepad /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
Add to the end of the file:
options snd-hda-intel position_fix=3
Note: Some suggest to add options
Skype – no sound o distorted sound
Distorted sound or no sound at all in Skype can be fixed by modifying file
sudo mousepad /etc/pulse/default.pa
Find line with
and change it to
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
This fix was found here.
Sound (volume) indicator disabled
This is known issue in Xubuntu 13.10 release.
Until it is fixed, you can use this.
sudo mousepad /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service
and add new line after it
Exec=/bin/sh -c 'if [ -n "$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)" ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/$(arch)-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi'