So I got a new CPU, an AMD, so I bought a new mother and so on and installef latst Zorin OS on my SDD, everything works fine but I hear distorted sound and they layer on top of each other, like, the same sound starts repeating and causing more distortion. I tried doing some stuff with Alsamixer but to no avail, whst to do?

First you can try another distro like Ubuntu or Linux Mint from a live USB to make sure that the issue is not with broken hardware. After that I’m not sure what to do but you should find out whether your OS is using pulseaudio or pipewire as the backend.

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Hello, sorry for taking so long to reply, life’s been pretty shit lately. I did follow everyone’s advice and tried another distro’s through a bootable live USB, since it worked I reinstalled Linux and it works now.

Are you using Pipewire?

I wonder if the monitor for an output/sink is enabled as an input/source? Using a pulseaudio control panel like pavucontrol might show you more information? Most distributions provide pulseaudio/pipewire as a useful layer on top of ALSA, so pure-ALSA tools like alsamixer might not be showing you the whole picture

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Hello, sorry for taking so long to reply, life’s been pretty shit lately. I did follow everyone’s advice and tried another distro’s through a bootable live USB, since it worked I reinstalled Linux and it works now.

Might be worth trying a bunch of different live USBs to find a distribution with a working sound setup, and then seeing what it’s doing differently compared to Zorin

This is always a decent idea, I distro hopped until I found one which worked with my workflow best. From a quick search it seems like Zorin is similar to Mint as its focus is to make switching from iOS/Windows easier. I highly recommend trying Fedora!! After trying ~7 distro’s, each for at least 2 months, Fedora/Nobara for me were the most well rounded while also having a solid sized community to aid with questions when they arise.

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Hello, sorry for taking so long to reply, life’s been pretty shit lately. I did follow everyone’s advice and tried another distro’s through a bootable live USB, since it worked I reinstalled Linux and it works now.

All good and hope things turn around soon. Be sure to keep your head up as its worth it even just for the little things in life.

What distro did you end up switching too?

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I usually use elementary but I want to try Pop OS to give it a try, I like elementary better honestly.

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