SOLVED! Stop the noise/static sound in Linux

A while ago I posted a crappy quick fix solution for the static, buzzing noise sound problem that a lot of Linux users have. It seems to be a pretty common problem for those who run Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu and also other Linux distros.

I finally figured out what was causing the problem.
I’ll explain how to fix the problem with the crackling noise in Linux below.

The solution to the static noise problem in Linux

Open the terminal and type:
sudo nano /etc/pulse/

You will now have to type your admin password.
Once the file is open in nano, press CTRL + W to open the search field.
Type “suspend” without the quotes and press Enter.

You will now see this line:

### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
load-module module-suspend-on-idle

You need to disable this line. Just type “#” without the quotes in front of the line with the text “load-module module-suspend-on-idle”.

It should now look like this:

### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
#load-module module-suspend-on-idle

Save the file by pressing CTRL + S. Then exit with CTRL + X.

Reboot your computer.

Hopefully you’ll be free from the annoying static sound.

Got Mscorefonts installation problems? [SOLVED!]

Are you having problems to install the Mscorefonts under Linux? I had the same problem but I did manage to solve it.

Mscorefonts is a package of free fonts that looks pretty much exactly like the most used Microsoft fonts that are used in Windows operating systems and on millions of websites.

I’m running Linux Mint by the way. But even if you’re running another Linux distribution, try following the steps explained below. Because it will probably work for you too!

How to install the MScorefonts ona Linux system.

These fonts can be installed on Linux systems to ensure proper rendering of documents and web pages that use these fonts.

I tried to install the MSCoreFonts from the Software Manager, but that didn’t work.
So I tried to do it from the Terminal, but for some reason that didn’t work either.

But it worked fine with the following solution.

How to install mscorefonts using Synaptic

  1. Open the application called Synaptic Package Manager. If it is not installed, you can install it by running the command “sudo apt-get install synaptic” in the terminal.
  2. Click on the “Search” button in Synaptic Package Manager and search for “ttf-mscorefonts-installer“.
  3. Right-click on the package and select “Mark for Installation“. If it says that you’ve already installed it, just press the reinstall button.
  4. Click on the “Apply” button to start the installation process.
  5. During the installation process, you might be prompted to accept the Microsoft End User License Agreement. Use the Tab key to navigate to the “OK” button and press Enter to accept.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can close Synaptic and start using the Mscorefonts on your PC.

That’s it. I hope it worked for you too!

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.

Ubuntu 8.04 – Hardy Heron

Ubuntu version 8.04 (Hardy Heron) was released today. Ubuntu is a free operating system. You can do pretty much anything you can do in Windows in Ubuntu. Surf the web, listen to music and watch movies… If you haven’t tried Ubuntu yet I suggest you give it a shot! You don’t even have to install it on your harddrive!
Just download the ISO-file and boot from the CD.

Website: Ubuntu