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    Unhappy sound or ati drivers problem??

    hi...i'm new to linux (3 months now). [please forgive me for my English if they are not good.]

    i used opensuse 10.3 and i installed with format opensuse 11...everything fine...i install ati drivers and then every 15 sec i hear a "tic tic tic" from the speakers... my vga is HD3650. i hear the noise even if all channels are muted... only when i close the speakers tha sound stops beeping...
    can u help me plz...i do not want to go back to opensuse 10.3 or windoze....

    urs Nick

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    Default Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    I have been using the May ati driver for some time now and all my sound problems were due to pulse audio. I don't know that the ati driver would affect sound in any way, but you can uninstall it and test.

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    Question Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    Im having a problem with my ATI driver currently installed. Its what i believe to be the most recent one??
    problem: Everything seems to work great in the new Suse 11.0 w/ KDE 4.0 accept the ATI driver the one i installed is loading at 1920 X1080 all the time, and is very glitchy. I have tried other settings ex..1024 x768 but that when tested is way to big. I know it has to be the driver or some of my settings...can anyone help? Im somewhat a noob to Suse..well Linux for that matter but understand technical talking real well.tell me what text or config files you want cut and pasted and ill put them here. any suggestions? Did i do a wrong step? Please Help me fix it. Im trying to go to a complete Linux solution and be rid of Win forever, all that is left is my games.

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    anyone???????????

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    Default Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    Quote Originally Posted by darkignis View Post
    Im having a problem with my ATI driver currently installed. Its what i believe to be the most recent one??
    Do you also have a sound problem? How about starting a new thread, with an appropriate title, as opposed to tagging on to someone else's thread.

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    Default Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnick50 View Post
    anyone???????????
    What happened when you tried coomac's suggestion?

    Also, did you check your interrupts to confirm the sound and graphics device are not sharing the same interrupt? i.e. to check, in a konsole/xterm/terminal type:
    cat /proc/interrupts

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    cat /proc/interrupts
    CPU0 CPU1
    0: 117 1 IO-APIC-edge timer
    1: 2 2 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    4: 3 3 IO-APIC-edge
    6: 3 2 IO-APIC-edge floppy
    8: 1 0 IO-APIC-edge rtc0
    9: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi acpi
    16: 268418 914 IO-APIC-fasteoi ahci, uhci_hcd:usb1, eth1, fglrx[0]@PCI:1:0:0
    17: 33311 5005 IO-APIC-fasteoi pata_sil680, pata_jmicron, HDA Intel
    18: 428175 9588 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb3, uhci_hcd:usb6, ehci_hcd:usb7, saa7130[0]
    19: 2 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb5, ohci1394
    21: 4 4 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb2
    22: 1702 3237 IO-APIC-fasteoi ata_piix, ata_piix, HDA Intel
    23: 63697 70259 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb4, ehci_hcd:usb8
    219: 0 1 PCI-MSI-edge eth0
    NMI: 0 0 Non-maskable interrupts
    LOC: 214273 124083 Local timer interrupts
    RES: 6031 4964 Rescheduling interrupts
    CAL: 1120 211 function call interrupts
    TLB: 2808 2740 TLB shootdowns
    TRM: 0 0 Thermal event interrupts
    SPU: 0 0 Spurious interrupts
    ERR: 0
    MIS: 0

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    Default Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnick50 View Post
    cat /proc/interrupts
    CPU0 CPU1
    17: 33311 5005 IO-APIC-fasteoi pata_sil680, pata_jmicron, HDA Intel
    I believe HDA Intel is your sound card.

    What is pata_sil680? Is that a hard drive (or raid) bus controller? Could it be hard drive activity (with associated interrupts) is causing this problem? and not your graphic card?

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    sil680 is a pci card with 2 ide controlers on it...my opensuse is on that drive...if u can see there are 2 HDA intel....my grafic card sound is using HDA intel driver....i do not know why...can i disable or delete the grafic card sound driver?

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    Default Re: sound or ati drivers problem??

    What happened when you tried coomac's suggestion?

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