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Old 07-22-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Speakers make sound when mouse moves


Here's my hardware:

Microsoft optical mouse (Intellimouse)
Soundblaster Live!

Here's my situation:
When my volume's cranked up (Like when I have headphones on), I can actually hear stuff through the speakers of either my headphones or my desktop speakers(whenever the headphones aren't plugged in, of course) whenever the mouse cursor moves. I guess the best way to describe it would be like a pencil against a bike tire spinning pretty quickly.... It's a bad description, but you should know how to imagine it.

Anyway, is this a common problem?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not sure how common it is, however, I have come across the same thing on my system in the past. I thought it was due to an improper video driver.. however, once I upgraded to Mandrake 10, I no longer had an issue.. (maybe it's something about the new kernel?)

Good luck
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:56 PM   #3
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Well, I'm not sure how common it is, however, I have come across the same thing on my system in the past. I thought it was due to an improper video driver.. however, once I upgraded to Mandrake 10, I no longer had an issue.. (maybe it's something about the new kernel?)

Good luck
Hmm, could be.... Maybe it's GPM...
I noticed when I used the 2.6 series, I didn't need to have GPM have USB as my mouse input for the mouse to work with X, but with the 2.4 series, I do, so maybe it is the kernel. This could get annoying, but I guess as long as I play music, the music overpowers the grinding sound....
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:00 AM   #4
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I have this same problem on my windows box. On;y it's not just the mouse, it happens whenever information is being actively processed (Hard drive, cd rom, etc)

I've hypotesised(sp?) that the sound you are hearing is actually active information or code, or whatever, running through the computer. Why it comes out the soundcard or how to stop it though, I have no idea.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:24 AM   #5
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If that's the case, it's probably a memory leak... Just my 2 cents!
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:48 AM   #6
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Curious.....I had the same issue with Slackware 10, using a Soundblaster 4.1 card. However, for what it's worth, it went away when I made sure the line input (which I rarely use anyway) was muted.

Odd that it never happened with 9.1, though.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:57 PM   #7
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I found my source:

It turns out my problem is my aux input for my soundcard. With that muted, there's no buzzing and there's no background buzzing, which is a very nice improvement. However, the downside is that my aux input is what my second CD-ROM drive is hooked up to, and if I want to do something like rip CD's, that's my faster drive (52x read as opposed to my DVD drive). I'll have to make due with what I have, then....

Edit:

Never mind! I guess cdda2wav can rip the CD fine, it was cdparanoia that had problems with it. All is fine and dandy now!

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