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Pidgin Static Sounds [SOLVED]

Postby altair4 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:43 pm

I don't know if static is the correct word for the sounds that Pigin makes in Mint 7. It's more like your being electrocuted. It doesn't affect everyone apparently and in my case it's only pidgin that has the problem. But if you are similarly afflicted I may have a fix ( found it on Ubuntu Forums ):

Install sox

Open Pidgin > Tools > Preferences > Sounds > Sound Method

Method: Command
Sound Command : play %s -r44100

It works for me, I hope it works for you.
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Re: Pidgin Static Sounds [SOLVED]

Postby Sheepeh » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:42 pm

Appears to work for me.

My setup has PulseAudio turned off, but it was doing it under ALSA too.

Good call.

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Re: Pidgin Static Sounds [SOLVED]

Postby rivenathos » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:43 am

I had the static sporadically in previous versions of Mint, as well. This small tweak fixed the static issue once and for all. Thanks for sharing this one.
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