Constant buzzing sound from a PS/2 mouse under Linux

C. Scott Ananian (
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:59:40 -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)

I had a similar problem on my laptop for a while before I realized that it
had a built in microphone, which the linux default mixer levels set to max
volume. Hence I heard myself typing, fingers moving on the touchpad, and
even a weird clicking similar to what you describe. Try setting all the
mixer levels to zero using xmixer and see if the problem goes away. If it
does, I can email you a short program ( < 10 lines!) you can run on
startup to zero out the affected channel.
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