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Dale Cooper
April 24th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Yo,

on a fresh install, just found that after installing IFT, successfully loading the firmware, then restarting HAL, the f*cking whining noise disappeared! woohoo!

Possible? coincidence?

cyberdork33
April 24th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Yo,

on a fresh install, just found that after installing IFT, successfully loading the firmware, then restarting HAL, the f*cking whining noise disappeared! woohoo!

Possible? coincidence?
Maybe a different firmware file?

bluefish86
April 24th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Back before I started using Ubuntu, I read somewhere that the whinning noise was caused by the processor dropping to c-state 4 (the lowest power state, used when the CPU is idle). There was a utility for Mac OS X that constantly used a very small amount of CPU to prevent this from happening, at the expense of battery life. Does this mean that some part of the isight package is doing the same thing? I personally prefer the noise to losing battery life...

cyberdork33
April 24th, 2008, 09:56 PM
I don't see how it would be related since it has nothing to do with power states.