Bug 525848 - Garbage sound from PC speaker on boot
Summary: Garbage sound from PC speaker on boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F12Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-26 10:05 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2011-06-27 14:25 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 14:25:28 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lscpi (192.90 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-29 15:48 UTC, Nicolas Mailhot
no flags Details
/var/log/messages (82.83 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-29 21:01 UTC, Nicolas Mailhot
no flags Details

Description Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-26 10:05:03 UTC
Description of problem:

Lately, gdm hisses like an angry cat on the pc speaker on init

Now don't get me wrong, I like the pc speaker, and it is very useful to have beeps and other notifications on it when the visual part goes to hell (like X tends to on radeon kms). I don't want it disabled.

However a pc speaker should not be used to try to play music, it's not good for that and the result is very unpleasant

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Comment 1 Sergey Rudchenko 2009-09-29 15:39:05 UTC
Hi Nicolas

Thank you for the bug report.

Could you please provide your /var/log/messages from kernel boot to problem?

Also the output of "lspci -nn | grep Audio" will be helpful.



Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-29 15:48:12 UTC
Created attachment 363036 [details]

Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-29 21:01:21 UTC
Created attachment 363054 [details]

Comment 4 Sergey Rudchenko 2009-09-30 09:29:00 UTC
Thank you for the provided info.

I have played with GDM and have found that it plays a notification sound only when a user is selected from the user list and password prompt is shown.

I suspect this happens _before_ GDM when PulseAudio opens the audio device (there is a kernel oops related to the sound driver in your /var/log/messages)

Please tell when exactly do you hear the sound?


Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-30 10:10:11 UTC
I hear the sound when the gdm screen appears, without any user intervention

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 12:52:46 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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