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Old 02-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Clicking noise in youtube


Hello all.
I have just recently installed ubuntu version 8.10 onto my laptop completely removing the Ram munching, memory clogging windows vista. When I first installed ubuntu everything worked fine allowing me to play my music, videos and watch youtube clips. But as of recently it has been making clicking noises instead of music. I have changed some settings and got the music and most of the videos to play but I still cant get sound on youtube clips. The video plays flawlessly but just that annoying clicking noise instead of sound. I have noticed it clicks in time with when normal speech or music should be playing. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. Have to say going from vista to ubuntu is amazing, the speed that my computer loads at is easily 150% faster. The internet connection connects almost instantly compared with the 2 mins+ that vista took. And it is just generally better set out with an outrageous amount of help and support. Just have to get use to installing programs, its abit nerve racking dealing with code when you dont know what your doing (soon to change learning python now then moving to linux to get a better understanding of things).
 
Old 02-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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You could try a couple of things. One, try to re-install your flash-plugin. Just do

sudo apt-get remove flash-plugin
sudo apt-get install flash-plugin

in terminal window.

I assume you're using firefox 3.

If that doesn't work, I would try to reconfigure your alsa (the sound manager)

sudo alsaconf

and just follow the prompts.

If neither of these don't work, post lsmod and lspci.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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It came up with flash plugin not installed? better add that also when ubuntu loads the noise that is usually there also same clicking.
How do I go about installing a flash plugin compatible with my computer or firstly working out if flash plugin is installed and is doing crazy phreakish things?
Also sudo alsoconf comes up command not found. Ha ha guess that would be contributed to by flash plugin problem?

Also dont know whether its relevant but guess more info helps diagnose a problem, around the same time as these faults happened I installed VLC player. Could be a contributing factor?? not sure just starting on linux trying to get use to a new set up.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
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Im guessing you meant to post this info for analysis?

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Old 02-01-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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ok, i'm sorry. I misspelled it. try this:

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
sudo apt-get install flashplugin

But since you're getting that noise when ubuntu starts up, it must be a sound issue rather than a flash issue. But try it anyways. If it works, great.


And... you dont' have alsaconf? Right, forgot about that too. Well here, do this:

cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp

and see if your comp makes any noise.

I'll get back to you on the sound bit, i forget how to configure sound without it in ubuntu... anybody with ready access to a linux box willing to help?
 
Old 02-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #6
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Got this message back

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package flashplugin-nonfree is not installed, so not removed
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.27-7 linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

And when I typed
cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
It made a loud radio frequency type noise and scared the c*** out of me haha forgot to turn the volume down.

Yeah its interesting that it worked at first and now it doesn't. Could it be an update I have downloaded conflicting with a previous code? Haha or could just be my computers way of telling me it wants to see the bottom of a garbage can, to make way for a 4.5ghz dual-core overclocked beast muhahaha
 
Old 02-02-2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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ok, go ahead and install.

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

you can go ahead and do

sudo apt-get autoremove

to get rid of those headers.

An update makes the most sense. Which one, though, could be rough. Once you do those two things above, do this:

sudo /etc/init.d/rcS

and see if anything throws a FAIL flag.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:08 AM   #8
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Got the one fail on kernel event manager.
Computer is now not opening any apps at all just opens an they close. Dunno if thats a symptom cause acers are temperamental about noting alot of the time.

mkdir: cannot create directory `/lib/init/rw/sendsigs.omit.d/': File exists
* Reading files needed to boot... [ OK ]
* Setting preliminary keymap... [ OK ]
* Preparing restricted drivers... [ OK ]
* Setting the system clock
* Starting basic networking... ifup: interface lo already configured
[ OK ]
* Starting kernel event manager... [fail]
* Setting the system clock
* Loading kernel modules... * Loading manual drivers... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.conf)... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.d/10-console-messages.conf)... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.d/10-network-security.conf)... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.d/10-process-security.conf)... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.d/30-tracker.conf)... [ OK ]
* Setting kernel variables (/etc/sysctl.d/wine.sysctl.conf)... [ OK ]
* Activating swap... [ OK ]
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
* Cannot check root file system because it is not mounted read-only.
* Checking file systems... fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
[ OK ]
* Mounting local filesystems... [ OK ]
* Activating swapfile swap... [ OK ]
Loading AppArmor profiles - AppArmor already loaded with profiles.: Skipped.
* Skipping firewall: ufw (not enabled)... [ OK ]
* Configuring network interfaces... [ OK ]
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:12 AM   #9
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Haha taking a look at that a second time an thats some pretty dodgy stuff there, isnt the root file system meant to be mounted read-only? and mine seems to not be, hmmm something wrong there. Also doesnt seem my firewall is enabled yet im sure I set that all up already.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 05:45 PM   #10
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uhhh, huh. Try this: When you boot, it will ask you which image to boot. Something like:

enter which image to boot, or press enter
boot:


type

old

and press enter.

See if that works.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 01:38 AM   #11
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Nah doesnt ask which image to load, its running only unbuntu. Just got $1000 gov pay out anyway so looks like a new comp is in the making.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:51 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen.Do.Kai View Post
Hello all.
I have just recently installed ubuntu version 8.10 onto my laptop completely removing the Ram munching, memory clogging windows vista. When I first installed ubuntu everything worked fine allowing me to play my music, videos and watch youtube clips. But as of recently it has been making clicking noises instead of music. I have changed some settings and got the music and most of the videos to play but I still cant get sound on youtube clips. The video plays flawlessly but just that annoying clicking noise instead of sound. I have noticed it clicks in time with when normal speech or music should be playing. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. Have to say going from vista to ubuntu is amazing, the speed that my computer loads at is easily 150% faster. The internet connection connects almost instantly compared with the 2 mins+ that vista took. And it is just generally better set out with an outrageous amount of help and support. Just have to get use to installing programs, its abit nerve racking dealing with code when you dont know what your doing (soon to change learning python now then moving to linux to get a better understanding of things).
Possible we hear of as those EMP pulses so many desert weasels are fond of.

They tend to STOP
 
Old 02-11-2009, 08:26 PM   #13
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ZenDoKAi, i don't know if you're still checking this, but, i would try using a different browser to see if that makes a difference. I know ubuntu comes with firefox as a default, but look into getting opera, or maybe epiphany to try. Also, you could try reinstalling firefox.

Good luck with that new comp,
Cheftec
 
  


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