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Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up solved

Postby raveyd on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:16 am

I am experiencing a loud (and brief) white noise sound when starting up Mint. The noise sounds like a radio not tuned to any station.

The noise lasts about 2 seconds, and it happens after logging in, when the screen is black before Gnome has completely started up. It's not a huge problem provided the volume is set low, but if one of the kids has turned up the volume knob when I wasn't looking, the noise can be truly tooth loosening :D

Any ideas what could be causing this and what I can do to fix it? I am using Mint felicia at the moment. I also had the same problem with Elyssa, which was the first version of Mint I tried. I never had the problem with other linux distros.

I searched a bit on the web and found this potential fix:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=896015
....but it didn't work.

I also checked all my "sounds" settings and played all the system sounds...none of those are responsible as far as I can tell.

My hardware is a Packard Bell i-Extreme H5030 Gold, with a Radeon X300 graphics card, TV tuner (may be something to do with the problem???), ethernet card with D-link ADSL modem plugged in. I have a microphone plugged in to one audio input, and stereo speakers on the outputs.
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:09 pm

Do you hear the log in sound?
If not I think this somehow has turned into white noise
You can check it in Control Center > Sounds
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby raveyd on Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:01 pm

yes i hear the login sound. I also checked all the system sounds (Control Center -> Sounds) and none of them are white noise. i'm wondering if it's something to do with my TV tuner card....but no idea what / how to check.
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:47 pm

TV tuner card

Why not - it may not be fully initialised and not receive a signal for a moment and the white noise there propagates somehow
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby raveyd on Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:05 pm

Bump.

I've still got this problem. any ideas how to solve it?
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:24 pm

I'll see if I can find something, but I understand it as you have fully OK sound apart from this so it has low priority
There are so many new posts now......
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby hotweiss on Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:53 pm

Using
Code: Select all
lspci -v | less
, what sound card is identified?
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby raveyd on Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:12 pm

Here is the audio device section of the output:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High
Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device e011
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at ea100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby hotweiss on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:18 pm

raveyd wrote:Here is the audio device section of the output:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High
Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device e011
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at ea100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel


You can try this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=1

Although I'm kind of leaning towards the tv tuner as the source of your problem...
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby raveyd on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:58 am

That didn't solve it.

What could I do about the TV tuner?
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Re: Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby hotweiss on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:43 pm

What make and model is your tv tuner?
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Re: SOLVED Loud white noise burst when Mint starts up

Postby raveyd on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:38 pm

I did a bit of Web Searching about this.

In the end, i removed pulseaudio in Synaptic, and now the noise has stopped.
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