Subject: Re: noise on pci bus?
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/17/2005 15:57:58
I doubt the PCI bus itself is noisy.  But your sound card could
very well be picking up noise from other parts of the computer.
It's a very hostile environment for analog electronics.

	-- Lennart

Sean Davis wrote:
> I have no idea what's causing this, but I'm experiencing what I can best
> describe as "noise" coming over the PCI bus. At least, that's my guess. For
> example, it's happening under the following circumstances:
> root is on wd0a (SATA, onboard viaide)
> anoncvs mirror is on wd1a (SATA, onboard viaide)
> music is on wd2a (ATA100, onboard viaide)
> sound card is a PCI SB Live! 5.1. I have an onboard auvia, but for various
> reasons (such as support for it being even worse than support for emuxki), I
> don't use it.
> When I was playing .flac's from a directory on wd2a, and did an rm -rf of
> the anoncvs mirror, the music started getting distorted. Not skipping, but
> getting staticy.
> Any ideas?