crackling audio with Audigy card

cj debiani386 at
Sun Aug 19 13:45:29 UTC 2007

River Tarnell wrote:
> hello,
> i have recently installed an Audigy 2 PCI sound card into a system running 
> Kubuntu 7.04.  initially, the card worked fine, but the next day it produced 
> a strange crackling/static noise while playing audio, and then even when not 
> playing anything.  the problem seems to come and go sometimes when the system 
> is power cycled, but not always.
> Google suggests this is a common problem with Audigy cards, but most of the 
> proposed solutions are specific to the Windows drivers.  is there any 
> solution for Alsa or OSS?  (i have tried adjusting PCI latency timers, to no 
> effect.)
> the card is installed in a Tyan Tiger MP board with 2 1.2GHz Athlon MP CPUs, 
> 1280MB ECC memory and a GeForce2 MX200 AGP graphics card.
> 	- river.
have you tried upgrading your alsa drivers (it took care of the 
crackling for me)?


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