LinuxMint: Static, crackling noise. [My Solution]


The old post:

I’ve been trying to fix the static, crackling background noise I get in Linux Mint.
The static noise starts as soon as Linux Mint is starting.

But when I start a application like YouTube with a video playing in my web browser or listen to some song in Rhythmbox for example, then the static crackling noise stops.

I have tried so many things that people have posted in forums that they think will solve this issue, but none of them ever does.

It’s extremely annoying to hear that buzzing sound, so I’m posting my “solution” to get rid of the static noise until this bug is fixed.

It’s a pretty crappy solution, I admit that. But I rather use this “solution”, rather than hearing that static crackling noise.

LinuxMint: Static, crackling noise. [My Solution]

My temporary “solution” for this problem until the noise bug is fixed is to open a webpage that is playing a MP3 file that is totally silent.
I will then pin the tab so it wont take up unnecessary space in the web browsers tabs field.

Remember to let the browser auto play the MP3 by clicking on the icon to the left in your address bar.

Here is the webpage with the silent MP3 file.

The MP3 file is 1 hour and 20 minutes long but takes less than 5 MB. So you will not waste much bandwidth. It will also loop once it reaches the end of the file.

It’s a crappy “fix”, but it’ll have to do for now.

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