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NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:25 pm

I am fairly newbie, but not afraid of using the terminal and such. I know that this problem is more than likely my sound card because I have Fedora 9 running in addition to Mint 5 Elyssa and I have the same issue. I have tried nearly every "googled" solution out there. Some of these did help slightly, but none have fixed it completely. I prefer to use Amarok for my music and such, but this problem occurs with mplayer and others. When I have amarok "up" as apposed to closed in the system tray, the sound rarely scratches. This problem occurs while playing Urban Terror also, so it is not just music. This is NOT an NVidia Nforce motherboard, as those I know almost always require drivers from NVidia. If you would like the output of any commands or want me to try anything, just say so. I have all the updates so far with gnome desktop. I am tri-booting Linux Mint 5 "Elyssa", Fedora 9, and Windows Vista. On a side note, my on-board video card is functioning at full capacity, but in firefox or any text editor, when i scroll, lines blur together so to speak. If I highlight the text it fixes itself. This issue is just annoying and I don't feel like bothering with it unless you have had that problem and solved it.
Many thanks,
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:50 pm

GeForce8200 on board sound card

?? This is a complete misunderstanding - the GeForce8200 is a graphics chip for on board video with nvidia cpus
This means that there is unfortunately not much meaningful info in your post...
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:00 pm

I have my motherboard box right here, it is the NVidia GeForce8200 but is sold by xfx, or perhaps an xfx motherboard with NVidia GeForce8200 compatability? with onboard sound and video cards. I built this computer from a bare bones kit, so if you need to know anything specific, i should have the box for whatever you need lying around somewhere. So there should be enough info for at least basic troubleshooting.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:25 am

Ok run lspci in a terminal and post the result
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:43 am

me@muffins ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0754 (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 075c (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0752 (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0751 (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0753 (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0568 (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077b (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077c (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077d (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077e (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0759 (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0774 (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 075a (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0ad0 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0569 (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0778 (rev a1)
00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 075b (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077a (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077a (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8200 (rev a2)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)



so it looks like it doesn't recognize some hardware?
Also, I disabled the splash screen on boot so i could see if i was getting any errors on boot. It goes too fast for me to see exactly what it said, but i was getting APCI interrupted/error, couldn't catch what because it scrolled through too quickly.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:01 pm

Yes it's only a partial identification
I suppose you mean ACPI not APCI
Try to edit menu.lst to turn off acpi
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gksu gedit /bot/grub/menu.lst

Find the line that looks something like this
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash

You may have something else than sda2
Edit it to look something like this
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro acpi=off quiet splash

Reboot
For more info about this kind of options
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... d_problems
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:23 pm

It is with no ease that i type this to you. It took a while to boot and said "driver 'sd' needs updating" then i had numbers of increasing size and stuff such as:
(smaller number)ata7.00: status:{DRDY3}
(larger number)ata7:soft resetting link
I am sure that the need of driver 'sd' has something to do with my mouse not working (it is not a usb mouse, i will try one of those on next boot). also, i have no panel bars so i had to do all this navigating through my documents to find the firefox executable and then navigate to this page. I know how to fix it so i can boot normally, so that is not of concern here. I managed to start urban terror, and it APPEARS to not crackle, but without my mouse to actually play, it is hard to tell for sure. I cannot manage to launch amarok or mplayer because of this issue. I will now proceed to hoping my usb mouse helps, and if not, previous boot settings.


EDIT: My usb mouse works, strangely enough, my gnome panels are here now, not sure if for some reason it was the mouse or something just went wrong last boot. unfortunately the sound is still crackling and the boot takes about 10 minutes. It starts configuring things such as UDMA PI0(or maybe O)3 and PI0(maybe O)4. At the very end of the boot i get "SCSI scan failed without warning" (not positive on the without warning, i couldn't catch it all, but i do know SCSI scan failed). i will put my boot settings back to normal and check up on this driver it says i am missing. Hopefully this gave you some well needed information, because it sure was a pain.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:49 pm

I have found that sd is related to my hard drive, which has been a problem, but i solved that on my own. adding pci=nomsi lets me boot fine, and seeing as how i can't see how to update said driver, i don't see a point in messing with it.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:37 am

"driver 'sd'
is probably another name for the driver for sata disks and a part of the kernel
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:16 pm

With some research I have found some common issues, but have been unable to solve them if they were indeed my problem. The most common it seems is that pulse audio clashes with alsa for audio control. I would prefer to not have to uninstall pulse, but if it comes to that, so be it. One issue is that the buffer rate is too low, which i have raised, which did help a little, but still not fixed. I am wary to install alsa patches and updates, as when i did this on Fedora 9 it completely trashed my drivers leaving me without sound, and eventually reinstalling. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:04 pm

While digging around in audio settings and such, i noticed that i cannot configure my default sound card. This seems odd, and is likely the cause of this issue i would imagine, however, i do not know how to fix that.
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Re: NVidia GeForce8200 on board sound card causes scratchy sound

Postby Trogdor on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:29 pm

Thanks to Husse pointing out that my motherboard could not be an NVidia model, but is an xfx one, i have been able to download an appropriate driver. It has nearly eliminated it to the point where i do not even really notice it. Very satisfied.
Thanks a ton Husse!
For anyone with this same error with the same motherboard, this post on a different forum led me to the solution :
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/40091
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