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Noise coming from the center speaker of SoundBlaster 5.1

Postby ngbrito on Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:23 am

Hi,

I have a SoundBlaster 5.1 Live! sound card and a microphone (which came with the webcam) attached to it. I have just installed Cassandra and there is one thing that is quite annoying: even before the login screen appears, I start hearing a lot of noise coming from the center speaker.
To make the noise disappear I have login, then open the "Volume Control" and then do either one of these:
- mute "AC97" in "Playback" tab.
- check "IEC95B Optical Raw" in "Switches" tab.
- uncheck "SB Live Analog/Digital Output jack" in "Switches" tab.
- turn off audio recording from "Capture" in "Recording" tab.

Some of these controls are not visible by default and have to be turned on in "Edit->Preferences".

What I would like to know is how to save this configuration and make the machine boot with it and make the noise go away.
I had Ubuntu and Kubuntu installed before and didn't have this problem. When I shutdown the machine the noise also goes away before the shutdown is completed.

If this is not the place to be asking this then could you please give me some directions?

Thank you very much
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Postby Husse on Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:42 am

Apart from the noice - does it work?
To mute AC97 is always a good idea (unless that's all you've got to get some sound :))
I thought the setting should stay as you set it....
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Postby ngbrito on Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:56 am

Yes, it works. But is is very annoying having to do it every time you boot the machine. I don't remember ever having this problem before with other Linux installations.
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Postby Husse on Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:52 pm

Ok - I'll see if I find something - but I myself only use the mobo sound or usb sound
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Postby Husse on Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:57 am

I don't know, but this might help you too
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3691
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Postby ngbrito on Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:37 pm

Hi,

I'm a bit lost here. The link that you indicated directs me to a post named "beryl/graphics card compatibility". What does it have to do with my sound card problem?
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:00 am

Ooops!
The wrong link
this is the one I thought of
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3698
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