Sound probem using optical out from the card.

Joel Koreth joelsymon at
Sun Mar 12 05:22:42 GMT 2017

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:50:25 AM CST John_82 wrote:
> This can be avoided by commenting out the user pulse idle timer module load
> so that it stays loaded. I'm using the optical output on a creative
> titanium xfi hd for stereo. Now this is out I just get a grunt when I log
> into the desktop and sound is activated. Louder and longer then the usual
> one when the pc gets up and running from boot. )-: at least I don't get the
> coming in and dropping out noises any more.
> Frome one comment elsewhere others may be getting the same thing
> particularly via web pages. Described as clicks. Could be optical is worse.
> John
> -
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:27:06 +0000
> John_82 <john_82 at> wrote:
> > I've just upgraded from a middling kde4 to kde 5.26. opensues leap 42.2
> > 
> > I get grunts before any sound plays and another later when the sound
> > service drops out. Web page updates sometimes cause them too, sort oh we
> > may need sound problem by the look of it as they don't always generate
> > any sound so just get the grunt and later another when sound drops out.
> > 
> > The problem may be that phonon isn't offering me a digital output only an
> > iec958 one.  Leap's YAST sound set up utility shows 2 aux volumes, one
> > for iec958 and another for digital. Sound's fine here. The iec one
> > doesn't do anything. I also tried my system via a bootable Knoppix iso
> > with lxde. Same there. It appears to use alsa from top to bottom and the
> > mixer shows both volume controls. Only digital does anything and no sound
> > problems
> > 
> > The other reason may be a note in the pulse conf file. No static loads in
> > one section, use udev-detect instead.
> > 
> > My kde4 didn't have this problem only the youtube volume messing up the
> > desktop volume and deafening everybody. I notice something which seems to
> > over ride that one in 5.
> > 
> > Tracking back the card is being detected correctly and getting the correct
> > driver so all should be ok. Trying to sort out the set up past this
> > though is way past me - masses of directories etc.
> > 
> > ??? Why an application volume control from the panel??? All apps I use
> > have one. My keyboard has one too so guess which one I am inclined to use
> > - ;-) Just a moan.
> > 
> > John Please excuse any typo's. I make odd ones.
> > -

Sorry I know this is late but did you check Audio Volume -> Configuration and 
turning analog output off and just relying on digital output? I may be 
misunderstanding your problem though.

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