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#11 Crackle / Noise  Edit

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There is an annoying crackle when playing DVDs (ogle),
listening to Mp3's or playing Quake 3. It is farily
random in occurence.

I am keeping the mixer volumes fairly low.

I have tried the 2nd of February and the 25th of
January Audigy drivers. The earler one has less
crackling so I'm sticking with it.

I used this machine (with Audigy) in Win2k for months
(I know, I'm sorry) without this problem so I'm sure
its not a hardware problem.

RedHat 7.2 with Kernel 2.4.17 + Preemption Patch
Duron 900
Audigy Player
GeForce 2 mx
Netgear FA311

Thanks for the good work so far.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I have the soundcard connected using the analog jack. I
    experienced this crackling as well, and I solved this by
    muting digital output.

  • Jason Coltrin

    Jason Coltrin - 2002-02-15

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    Can you please help me with installing these drivers on my
    Red Hat 7.2? I followed the instructions to the "T" but
    when I reached the point where it instructs you to
    'install in the directory where the kernel-source lives, I
    couldn't find a kernel-source file. It said I may need to
    re-install this from a package or download it but I'm a
    little new at this. Did you need to install the
    kernel-source after your initial setup/install? Did you
    download it? Or could you tell me exactly how and where
    you configured the Audigy drivers in RH 7.2?

  • Jonathan Boler

    Jonathan Boler - 2002-02-16

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    You have to enable sound support in your kernel. To do this
    I downloaded kernel 2.4.17 and recompiled it with built in
    support for only the hardware I have and I enabled sound
    support. You should also make sure loadable module support
    is enabled and that the SBLive drivers in the kernel are

    You also should disable 'Plug & Play OS Installed' in your BIOS.

    Your kernel source is in /usr/src/linux by default. If you
    did'nt install the kernel source when you install RH 7.2
    then download it and put it there.

    You then open the file 'config' in the audigy driver folder
    and set the line KERNEL_SOURCE := /usr/src/linux (or
    whatever it happens to be, I use /home/tenpin/linux). In
    that file I also set the variable KERNEL_VERSION := 2.4.17
    (you use whatever your kernel version is) and changed the
    export line to 'export KERNEL_SOURCE KERNEL_VERSION'

    This is to make sure the driver modules end up in the right

    Then run make. Then run make install as root. (both in
    audigy driver directory)

    That will put emu10k1.o in
    /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1/ and
    ac97_codec.o in /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/drivers/sound/

    To load them up I added these 2 lines to my /etc/rc.local:
    insmod /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/drivers/sound/ac97_codec.o

    You could of course use modules.conf

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Yep, I got exactly that problem too

    redhat 7.2 2.4.18
    Asus K7V
    Athlon 700
    512 MB
    Audigy (bulk)
    GeForce DDR

  • Christohper A.

    Christohper A. - 2002-07-25

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    I have the same problem.

    Linux-Mandrake 8.2
    Kernel 2.4.18
    SB Audigy Gamer

    Sounds like my coffee maker, but it disappears when I play
    CD Audio. Through the digital input. I have no problem now,
    since all my gaming will be done with Flight Simulator in

    Oddly enough though, it disappears when I play CD Audio, but
    I can still hear strange sounds when FF or RW. Possibly that
    the driver doesn't know to stop playing sound? Otherwise,
    superiour sound quality is the result!



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