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No more crackly sound in Linux!!!!

This has been bugging me for ages, but after searching around google this morning I found the answer. Everytime I was booted into linux I used to get a crackling or hissing noise coming from the speakers constantly, after much searching I’ve found the solution. For my soundcard (HDA Intel Nvidia chipset) the culprit was the Analog Mix channel. In the volume control->preferences I enabled the channel so I could control the volume, then muted the channel. Hey presto, no more crackling!!!! Google is King!!!!


I am and have been an Oracle dba for the past twenty something years, with a few deviations to dabble in other areas. I’m certified (or is that certifiable) in both Oracle 10 and 11G OCP. I’m an “old skool” hacker at heart in the traditional sense, pulling apart bits of kit to see how they work, mainly with the intention of fixing it, mostly with the outcome of breaking it! I like toying with hardware, software and new technologies and love Linux, although Windows 10 is looking pretty slick too. I have a keen interest in reading / writing and electronics, and occasionally snap a few photos. If I can help you I will, so if you have any questions feel free to ask by using my contact form. -Lee And now for the disclaimer: Anything I write here is my own opinion and does not represent the view of any company I work for now or have worked for in the past.

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