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Re: [SLE] Sound Card Still Squealing Away [still no joy]
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 15:27:51 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502021527.51621.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 12:40 am, david rankin wrote:
> I still can't get the soundcard to quick squealing/buzzing under suse 9.2.
> I'm running out of things to try. Anybody have any other thoughts? Details
>

I haven't been following this but at one time (with an older SB live card)
there was quite a sound coming from the speakers. I dug down in some of the
advanced settings and found something like 'ic928' or a similar weird name.
Turning that setting off squelched the noise with no ill effects.

Just my $.02


> below:
> >> From: "David Chapman" <linux-lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >>> Have you tried alsaconf from the command line rather than using yast.
> >>> And or turn down PCM in Kmix
> >>> On Tuesday 01 February 2005 06:00, David Rankin wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I've tried alsaconf, I've stopped alsa, I've turned down and muted
> > PCM
> > to no avail. What is strange is that the squeal gets turned on early in
> > the
> > boot process - very early and doesn't stop until the system shuts down.
> > It appears interrupt related because when you type, or move windows
> > around, etc. the squeal stops briefly while other input is processed.
> > There is no squeal what so ever when I boot into XP. How do I check to
> > see if it is kernel related, driver related, etc......
> >
> >>>> Mates,
> >>>>
> >>>> The problem is my nForce AC97 Audio Controller on my K7N2 Delta
> >>>> motherboard is squealing in my ears. It's enough to drive you
> >>>> nuts.........
> >>>> The problem is more serious than I thought. I can stop alsasound and
> >>>> it still keeps squealing. I can mute everything in kmix -- same
> >>>> result. I can
> >>>> be in runlevel 3 and it still squeals. It gets better when sound is
> >>>> playing, but then goes back to squealing when the file is done. YaST
> >>>> has
> >>>> even got buggyirq configured. I have googled and RTFM and still no
> >>>> luck.
> >>>> What is weird is that since this is a dual boot machine, I can confirm
> >>>> that
> >>>> there is not problem at all like this with XP. It has to be kernel or
> >>>> interrupt related. Has anybody else 'heard' about this issue?? (no pun
> >>>> intended) I can hold down the cursor keys and scroll through text and
> >>>> the
> >>>> squeal gets more choppy (i.e. goes away when the key strokes are
> >>>> processed)
> >>>> Literally, my computer sounds like it is generating Morse code as I
> >>>> type.
> >>>> Here are some additional details on my config.
> >>>>
> >>>> The pci bus looks like this:
> >>>>
> >>>> linux:/home/david # lspci
> >>>> 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different
> >>>> version?) (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller
> >>>> 1 (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller
> >>>> 4 (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller
> >>>> 3 (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller
> >>>> 2 (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller
> >>>> 5 (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev
> >>>> a3) 0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev
> >>>> a2) 0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB
> >>>> Controller (rev
> >>>> a3)
> >>>> 0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller
> >>>> (rev
> >>>> a3)
> >>>> 0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller
> >>>> (rev
> >>>> a3)
> >>>> 0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet
> >>>> Controller (rev a1)
> >>>> 0000:00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce
> >>>> MultiMedia audio [Via VT82C686B] (rev a2)
> >>>> 0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2
> >>>> AC97
> >>>> Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
> >>>> 0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI
> >>>> Bridge (rev a3)
> >>>> 0000:00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
> >>>> 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
> >>>> 0000:01:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26
> >>>> IEEE-1394
> >>>> Controller (Link)
> >>>> 0000:01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376
> >>>> (FastTrak 376) (rev 02)
> >>>> 0000:03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17
> >>>> [GeForce4
> >>>> MX 440] (rev a3)
> >>>>
> >>>> The modules loaded are these:
> >>>>
> >>>> linux:/home/david # lsmod
> >>>> Module Size Used by
> >>>> snd_pcm_oss 57896 0
> >>>> snd_mixer_oss 19200 1 snd_pcm_oss
> >>>> snd_intel8x0 31396 0
> >>>> snd_ac97_codec 69728 1 snd_intel8x0
> >>>> snd_pcm 96776 3
> >>>> snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec snd_timer 24708
> >>>> 1 snd_pcm
> >>>> snd 60164 6
> >>>> snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_time
> >>>>r soundcore 9056 1 snd
> >>>> snd_page_alloc 10248 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
> >>>>
> >>>> I'm not sure what else to check. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> >>>
> >>>--
> >>
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