Ubuntu 15.10 makes loud speaker pop on boot

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  1. Teddy

    Teddy Guest

    #1 Teddy, Dec 11, 2015
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    Just like the title say, when Ubuntu 15.10 boots up (even in liveusb) it makes a loud speaker pop. I read online about this and they said there was a fix by doing something to an alsa folder or file (not sure) but a lot of people said that didn't work. Others reported it was a kernel issue, and upgrading the kernel worked. If it is the kernel, what is the best way to upgrade the kernel (all steps please), because the last time I did it (the built in way with mint), the Xorg display wouldn't boot.
     
  2. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Google: Ubuntu kernel install
     
  3. Teddy

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    Yeah upgrading the the newest stable 4.3.3 did nothing to stop the loud speaker pop, I would like to use a Linux distro but would like the new kernel as I have newer hardware. But can't get it to work.
     
  4. ausernamenoonehas

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    Having similar issues since updating Mint to 17.3 - but my popping is during any audio playback. Tried a couple of different kernels but no luck. I'm wondering if its a speaker issue (cant see how, worked perfectly in 17.2) but considering their Bowers & Wilkins speakers and they don't supply firmware and driver updates for Linux, I don't know what to do ...
     
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  5. Teddy

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    Anyone found a fix?
     
  6. Teddy

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    I would really like to use a linux distro from time to time but the new kernels make that noise......seriously no one has a fix????? How are people supposed to use linux without their speakers popping at boot???
     
  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    In Windows 7, my speakers "pop" when the computer starts up. (More like Thump...Tha Thump..Thump) It has something to do with the sound card coming up switched on at power up and not being properly initialized. And that's the BIOS (I think)

    I just turn my speakers off until the OS boots.

    Is your problem similar to mine?
     
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  8. Teddy

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    Kind of, but it sounds like a loud pop like speakers being very loud on boot, but I can not shut them off because they're built in.
     
  9. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    Have you tried down grading the kernel? Try a version from a distro that doesn't pop in your machine. Mint 17.3 (that has Ubuntu 14.04 under the hood) uses Kernel 3.19.0-32.
     
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  11. Teddy

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    3.19 works fine, however sometimes on boot with the open source drivers, I am forced to restart because the screen goes from white to red to green and then stays black. When I use proprietary drivers, the loading thing (hourglass on windows) doesn't spin smoothly like with open source drivers.
     
  12. ausernamenoonehas

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  13. Michaela Joy

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    Please let us know whether or not this fixes your problem. If this does not work, please tell us a little bit more about your hardware.
     
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  14. Teddy

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    I certainly will do that. :)
     
  15. bergy37

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    Pretty name Michaela and retired. Lucky you.
     
  16. russ0408

    russ0408 MDL Novice

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    I'm running Linux Mint 17.3. it makes the pop noise to when I wake it up from hibernation.
     
  17. Enzo Matrix

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    Mine still pops with the newest kernel as well, tried Ubuntu 16.04 (nice distro, a few bugs, but that is to be expected). I tried muting my sound then restarting, it has no affect on the sound (I have speakers built in, so there is no physical knob to turn it down). Will this eventually cause problems with my speakers? Because I really don't want to blow my speakers just to boot linux.
     
  18. SSE2

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    Is your speaker built-in or the sound card built-in? Is your speaker have the power button? My speaker does not pop when I run Windows XP.
     
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  19. Enzo Matrix

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    Windows is fine for me, just Linux with a kernel of above 4 it pops on boot. My PC is an all in one so everything is built in.