Ubuntu Installation :: What's Up With Scary Beep Sound And Long Boot Up Delay?
Jul 18, 2011
I have a Macbook 5,2, on which I'm triple booting OS X - Linux - Windows, using bootcamp and rEFIt.I had a variation of Ubuntu 10.04 called Uber Student as the linux installation.I installed Ubuntu 11.04 AMD64 instead, by choosing the EFI boot option.Now this gave me some problems. When I shot down, the Macbook gives me a troubling long beep sound.When I start up, I'm still able to boot up into rEFIt and Grub2, but there is a big delay with the screen being black for about 30 seconds and the little white light in the left corner of the Macbook is blinking feverishly. I read something about a guy which had a similar problem and the process seemed to mess up the firmware on his Macbook, so he had to have his MB changed.
What's up with the scary beep sound and the long boot up delay?Secondly, when I want to do an update of the Ubuntu system, the update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade, which includes removing the grub-EFI, resulting in a system that won't boot...
I'm running ubuntu on a macbook5,4, and I get a 30-second long pause during the boot sequence. (I have quiet turned off.) This shows up in dmesg as:
Code: [ 1.847208] EXT4-fs (sda3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 2.000059] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2 [ 2.239138] hub 4-1:1.0: USB hub found [ 2.242107] hub 4-1:1.0: 3 ports detected [ 2.590102] usb 3-5: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2 [ 2.672282] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access APPLE SD Card Reader 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 [ 2.672863] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 [ 2.674243] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [ 3.160035] usb 3-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3 [ 3.492058] usb 4-1.1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3 [34.373586] udev: starting version 163 [34.422599] lp: driver loaded but no devices found [34.503755] lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers [34.503759] lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL' [34.508256] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel. [34.508260] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
Details: Linux jagadai 2.6.35-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 02:41:37 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux Grub. Dual boot with OS X 10.6.4 using rEFIt. It shouldn't be at all relevant, but I'm using E17 on top of kdm.
I'm trying to track down a longggg delay during OpenSUSE 11.2 boot. It's 1 to 2 minutes long.
1. I upgraded the kernel to "vmlinux-126.96.36.199-0.1-desktop.gz" a while back, and I'm "kind of" thinking this is when it began. It seems in previous versions (I came from 10.3) that the grub menu always contained the previous version. That doesn't seem to be true in 11.2. Is there any way to tell OpenSUSE YaST/zypper to keep the previous version and leave the entry in grub?
2. What does this message mean: "BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 2 devices found"?
I haven't pinpointed the error, and there is nothing really obvious in /var/log/messages. The drives are there, and the network is up. I'm sort of leaning towards the new kernel. What processes wait 60 seconds? If I watch the console closely for the message before the delay, it can vary.
I have a 5,2 macbook pro, and I use refit to boot my ubuntu partition. I do not have an OSX partition on the local drive at all. The only partitions that are on the drive are the EFI, ubuntu and swap. Refit lives on the EFI dos partition.I am experiencing a very long delay on power-on before the system will load refit (probably 20-30 seconds) Once it loads everything is normal.
just installed Lucid 64-bit. everything running smoothly including the sound except no system beep from PC speaker. system beep is enabled in system -> preferences -> sound. What else can I try? I'm dual booting with Hardy and system beep works fine in Hardy.
My problem is that every time I use the Ethernet connection (I don't have wireless card) there is a delay of around 30s, even though my download speed is not affected at all once the connection is "established" , no matter what application I use (Synaptic, ssh, firefox, google chrome,wget, update manager, etc.). A weird thing is that my ethernet connection always appears as active.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has experienced this issue, since I've read the same problem on other forums, but no one has come up with a solution. I hope that there will be a solution at last by this time. I've been around with this problem for about 1 month, I've tried all sorts of tweaks that involve disabling ipv6 and nothing happens. I don't really know what triggered off this issue because it all started all of a sudden and I don't remember having installed any important update by the time this happened (I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.04 32bits on the release date).
I'm having a problem where almost every audio player creates a 2-3 second delay after playing any audio.
I'm working on some text-to-speech using espeak and festival. Festival would provide much better speech quality, but it created a 2-3 second delay after any speech before the application exited, which prevents using it. When I started investigating the issue, it turned out that many other programs display the same behavior.
For example, if I play a 1-second WAV of silence using "play", it displays "Done" very soon and then waits for 2-3 seconds before exiting. mplayer does the same. mpg123 does the same. mpg321 does the same. ogg123 does the same.
When playing multiple files mpg123 and ogg123 do not generate the pause between the files, but mplayer does. I'm wondering can there be a bug that causes programs to hang when closing the audio device?
That's so many programs it must be some kind of problem in the system, not the individual programs. However not every program displays this behavior; espeak exits immediately after the speech has ended. (Might it for instance exit without closing the audio device properly?)
I haven't noticed anything similar before I upgraded to 10.10. I'm running XUbuntu on a Thinkpad T60. The laptop has an Intel HD Audio with AD1981HD codec [url].
I am having a problem with internet browsing. Whenever I type the address of any webiste like Google or URL...or any other, the firefox gives message at "Status Bar" that "Looking up google.com" or "Looking up yahoo.com" etc for every website for about 20-25 seconds and than launches the website successfully. Why this is happening and how can I correct it?I also tried this in Opera and Google Chrome and same problem occurs in them.Moreover, if I ping any domain inside terminal, it instantly starts pinging (with ttl 51) and recieving data from that domain resulting that the problem is with browsers.
After I boot up into 11.4, the desktop/icons appear but then there is a delay of about 20 - 30 seconds before the bottom-right task bar items appear. During that time, I can't start any applications. This happens on both desktop PC's, very frustrating and not present with 11.3.
I've set up a cups printing server using ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. The printer's a HP Laser Jet 1018 I can connect to it over vpn using openvpn from my netbook which is also running ubuntu 10.04.1. I can connect to the printer all right and test page prints without a problem. But if I try to print anything else, it take at least 5 minutes before the job is successfully send and printed out.
Also, on the client side, for example, the file size would like 500k, and when it finally prints out, the file size on the server side is less than 10k. The file is a black and white document, and from what I can tell, the printed page is not missing any information.
When I boot up, or come out of standby, etc, it takes about a minute for my Windows shares on Win 7 to show up under Network. Is there anything I can try that will make this initial connection faster? Either on Debian or the Win7 machine? I have the latest Debian vanilla. This is over wifi. My other devices list the shares right away.
Last week, something I did blew away my Windows boot partition and, until Dell shipped me the installation disk (why didn't they send it with the machine? That's another issue.) I was forced to work from the Ubuntu live disk. After using
After GRUB 2 comes up (I'm running Ubuntu 10.10) and I choose the OS to boot, there is about a 5 second delay where nothing appears to happen after I make the selection -- no disk activity. It happens consistently every time I boot. Again, this is after I choose the OS to boot, so it shouldn't have anything to do with the standard delay to allow me to choose the appropriate OS.Is there a good way to troubleshoot this and determine what is causing the delay?
This morning I had the courage to run an apt-get autoremove which took some 275 packages off my hard drive, and now I am experiencing a delay of about 40 seconds at boot, after grub, before the plymouth splash appears. The cursor blinks on a black screen while the hard drive churns away. Finally two error messages appear too quickly to be read, and then the bootsplash kicks in. I can find the instant in the dmesg where the delay happens, but can't locate the cause. Here's what my dmesg looks like:
The laptop is an Acer Timeline X 3820TG, with the dual GPU "switchable graphics." These dual graphics cards have given me enough trouble in the past that I wouldn't be surprised if they were the problem. But the hard drive action sounds like a 'fsck,' and seems to be contemporaneous with the dmesg notice that the root partition is mounted.
Incidentally, my boot wasn't all that fast before; I would not be surprised if this delay was preexisting, but used to happen after the plymouth boot screen was already on screen. Still, if I can get rid of this one ugly delay, I can have a fast (c. 10 secs) boot time.
I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (kernel 2.6.31-24). After booting, when the "pink screen" comes up, the login dialog doesn't appear for about a minute, and the KB and mouse are frozen. It takes another 30 seconds before the KB and mouse unfreeze and I can type in my password.
This may seem like a stupid question (if not completely ridiculous ), but I was wondering if there's a way to configure audio events so that I can use a wav/ogg sound instead of the PC speaker's default beep for small events like hitting backspace in a text editor when it's the beginning of the document (or any other illegal keyboard action), or in Wine applications when it calls for an "asterisk" sound (it just beeps the PC speaker).
I've looked at similar threads, but they mainly just talk about either the beeps that the machine does when it boots up, or simply turning off the beeping completely. What I want to do is substitute the beeps (that are caused by the OS) for an actual sound that's played through the ALSA/OSS/whatever audio device.
I tried to follow the instruction here: [URL]. But I failed at step 3 because there is no dropdown box on the linked page. One test command I found online returns errors: cat /dev/sndstat Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.20 emulation code) Kernel: Linux mary 2.6.30-bpo.2-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 11 18:12:58 UTC 2009 i686 Config options: 0 Installed drivers: Type 10: ALSA emulation Card config: HDA Intel at 0xf3300000 irq 22 Audio devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG Timers: 7: system timer Mixers: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
I've been using my girlfriend's Mackbook Pro and really like the beep sound when pressing backspace at a command prompt and really would like to have it on my ubuntu. However, I've checked "Terminal bell" option in the profile settings, but there is still no beep sound. What am I missing here?
ok so a while ago i updated ubuntu and the sound stopped working. i cant hear anything now not even a system beep - i tried the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide by LordRaiden but to no success. i tried alsamixer and all that to check its muted, and its not.
I have the following problem with xterm on vnc on opensuse 11.4. I start a vncserver, and then inside that session I start xterm. However, if the xterm emits a beep/bel/ascii 7 then the sound comes out on the machine on which the *server* is running. Every other installation I've used has the sound come out on the viewer end (which is what you'd expect and want).
As you know,whenever user turns the PC on,a beep sound is heard,then the bios starts,but recently this beep sound doesn,t come out of the case,and,so the bios does not start(nothing seen on the screen),then i have to hard reboot several times,and mostly,i have to shut down for some seconds to remove this problem,also sometimes this beep sound comes out but repeatedly for many times.
I am suspicious about the shut down button,because it,s a long time that this button usually is blinking.
I recently broke down in the face of morbid curiosity and clicked that little version update button. it seems to run flawlessly (after i uninstalled the pesky touchpad) but it takes a long time to boot up now. at least a full minute. is this normal?
I will add also that it said my version of grub had been modified (which i dont remember doing, but may have) so i told it to leave the current one in place.
How might i be able to play a small blip/beep sound to let me hear/test the audio levels upon volume change? Mac OSX users may know what I'm talking about. I had a similar application in windows. It helps me guage my volumes before i play games/...../videos.