Bug 405741

Summary: Crackling sound with T61
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Zdenek Kabelac <zkabelac>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Zdenek Kabelac 2007-11-30 05:20:53 EST
Description of problem:

With 2.6.24 kernel I get very ugly crackling sound from my T61 with recent
kernel (2.6.23 is running just find - no sound problems.
Even when I remove pcspkr (which is also now a good source of such cracklings)

Oh - and btw - why CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO is not set ?
I do not get brightness control interface in /proc

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clean sound 

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Comment 1 Zdenek Kabelac 2007-12-11 11:43:14 EST

Well I've moved myself to vanilla kernel -  latest fedora kernel:


doesn't play the sound at all - the volume move bar in gnome is basicaly
enable/disabling sound at various points (at least from the cracling I could
hear in the headphones)

I guess some patch from the fedora patch set is heavily broken....

Comment 2 Zdenek Kabelac 2008-01-07 08:38:07 EST
My update for this report: 2.6.24-0.136.rc6.git12.fc9 

Sound with this kernel looks better (even thought the pcspkr module is better
rmmod-ed)  - at least  with OSS and volume setting everything seems to be just fine.

(yet with pulseaudio it is another horrible story...)
Comment 3 Zdenek Kabelac 2008-01-18 10:00:13 EST
Hello another update on this issue - the problem appears to be with the power

with setting 0  here: /sys/module/snd_hda_intel/parameters/power_save
the sound is clean&clear

with setting 10 (which is default with fedora kernel) I do hear the crackling in
the sound i.e. before the mp3 song gets played (with
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2008-01-18 16:53:20 EST
Kernel default is 5 in rawhide and 0 in Fedora 8. Maybe we need to disable it by
default and let users enable it at their own risk...
Comment 5 Zdenek Kabelac 2008-04-25 05:10:41 EDT
Bug could be probably closed - the problem is up to the user if he wants power
saving or not. Could be selected by this options line in /etc/modprobe.conf

options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=thinkpad power_save=0

I assume there is no way to make this power saving 'click-free' as even with
muted sound the audio click when it's in power_save mode :(

Comment 6 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-26 22:03:55 EDT
Powersave is now off by default.

Closing as dup of the newer bug since that's the one in the changelog.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 433495 ***