I really like OpenSuse 11.1 and use it as my main workstation at work. But recently, perhaps after a maintenance update (I can’t remember when it started) I am hearing repeated clicks and buzzes.
When I open up the Application Browser from slug I hear a click. When I open up Firefox I hear several clicks as a web page loads.
As a video or other media file loads in firefox, it starts with a loud buzz.
I am willing to go deep and modify the kernel if that is required to solve the problem - It’s that annoying.
Has anyone experienced this problem and have a solution?
Thanks in advance,
Found a solution that worked via search:
created an /etc/asound.conf file with the following:
I spoke too soon. The clicking is back - It clicks during bootup, and launch and load of firefox.
I bet it’s the fault of pulseaudio. I had mysterious thuds as I closed a window in Gnome, even after disabling sound effects, and the file starting with a buzz problem too.
If you know what you’re doing, get rid of pulseaudio. I did and I’m happy again.
- Read anything and everything by oldcpu about sound problems.
- Disable pulseaudio in YaST|Sound
- Uninstall pulseaudio and anything that uses it except the libpulse* libraries which some applications insist on having (but don’t need to use).
- See my thread on this forum “Pulseaudio must die!” about annoying enviroment variables that break MPlayer.
- Preferably outside of Gnome, on the command-line-only-no-windows Linux console, use YaST to setup your sound card again and check that the “trumpets” test sound works.