Audio Buzz / Rattling Issue

Pablo Miño pablodanielmino at
Sun Feb 8 01:29:00 CET 2009

I have never tested the headset, I did now and I have the same behavior you
are describing !!
The sound never goes to the headset it keeps on the FR.

Does anyone else have this problem? I am using 2008.12 also.

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Kevin Day <kevin at> wrote:

> I just recently received my Neo Freerunner.
> I have no carrier at this time as I am currently in a developing stage
> and have not used this as a phone at this time.
> I have updated to the 2008.12 rootfs.
> I have spent some amount of time learning how to use and install to the
> freerunner.
> Once I finally got an ogg/mp3 player installed I tried playing music.
> This is when I discovered the audio buzz/rattling noise.
> After spending some time researching:
> From #1640, I tried using the scenario.tgz, but this did not fix the
> problem.
> The problem happens when I play a music file, the audio is
> buzzing/rattling.
> When I plug in anything into the headset jack, the audio never switches
> from the internal speaker to the headset.
> It does not even seem to be aware that the headset is even plugged in.
> It seems that I cannot use external speakers at all.
> This problem happens on both the original rootfs as well as on the
> 2008.12 rootfs.
> I talked to a an audio technician at a local music shop and I am told
> that the speaker itself may be bad.
> I am both trying to confirm that it is in fact a bad speaker and not any
> of the "buzzing" issues as mentioned on the bug track and what I need to
> do to get the speaker replaced.
> Can the speaker part be ordered separately or will I have to send the
> entire board back?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Pablo Miño
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