P Pavillon DV7 sound quality problem


I have a new HP Pavillon DV7 with the following sound card
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
With opensuse 12.1 the sound quality is very bad (like a 5 bugs speaker).
I first thought that the sound system is bad but in win7 the quality is very good.
Pulse Audio is enabled…

I have done a new installation with 12.1. Is this a known problem?
Any hints?

Thanks Beat

Hmmm, Intel audio should be well supported.

If you’re using KDE, click the application launcher and do a search for “phonon” and click it. Find the tab that says “Backend”. If you have VLC installed, it should show up there, along with a default. Switch the backend and see if this fixes anything, I had lots of audio problems and doing this worked. You might have to restart after the changes are made, or shut down anything accessing the backend, like videos, youtube, music, etc.

Hope this works!