Re: Constant buzzing sound from a PS/2 mouse under Linux (2.0.33) whi le under 'gpm' or X?

Aaron T Porter (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 15:31:06 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Martin Naskovski wrote:

> When I use my mouse in Linux 2.0.33 with GPM or XWindows, while I move
> it around, I hear some constant buzzing noise which I do not hear under
> Windows95(on the same PC, diff. partition), which comes from the
> housing, maybe the speaker possibly or maybe the HD even (?). I don't
> know what it is, but when I kill GPM in Linux, it goes away even when I
> move the mouse afterwards. So it's only generated when Linux intercepts
> the mouse one way or the other. (while moving)

It's video refresh probably. Try cating a big file. It happens
to me too (Gateway box running NT5) whenever I do lots of vido refreshing
(not that much really) like holding down PgDn in a netscape window. This
is hardware most liekly not linux. Try moving your monitor further away
from your pc and perhaps changing the slot your video card is in.

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