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Old 06-19-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Dell D600 speaker feedback in Mandrake 10.0?

My speakers (I assume) on my D600 start to make feedback noises when I boot into Mandrake. The install goes smooth but when it is almost into the OS, I have to shut it off because I can't deal with the feedback noise. The feedback noise starts when it "setting mixer settings" while booting.

I checked all the basic things, away from all electro-magnetic sources, radios et cetera. There was not an option in BIOS to disable the speakers, and I thought on the remote chance that it could be wireless interference so I disabled the wireless in BIOS; all to no avail. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated ;-)


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Old 06-19-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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I don't think it is a electro-magnetic problem. try to reduce the sound volume.
Old 07-14-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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I am getting the same problem as well. It has been 10 minutes and my ears are still ringing. The sound is even loud 50+yards away even when going around corners etc.

Someone please figure this one out. I dont want to have to reinstall the OS again.

Note: You cant turn the sound down or off.

It begins as soon as it says something about mixer settings when booting.

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Old 07-26-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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Has anyone found a solution to this problem?

Old 07-27-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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Don't these machines have a built-in microphone? Sounds like the mic is on with the gain up too high.
Old 07-27-2004, 12:19 AM   #6
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Here's the fix:

1) Boot it and deal with the noise. The microphone is located at the top above the caps lock light near the screen. You can turn the laptop and open the screen and the feedback will stop, though any noises made will be amplied through the laptop speakers.
2) Login and launch the KMix utility.
3) Select the Input tab.
4) Click the Green button below the Microphone turning it off.

That should fix it.
Old 08-07-2004, 03:06 AM   #7
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You can also plug in your headphones before you boot until you have adjusted the microphone and volume. This can also be done in Aumix


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