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Why is the disk making my motherboard beep?

Whenever I let my PC do heavy disk accesses for a long time, the speaker on the motherboard starts making a continuous chirping sound. Thankfully it doesn't happen often, but it drives me nuts when it ...
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Macbook Pro Optical Drive Makes Sounds When Drive is Empty

I have a MacBook Pro (1.83Ghz) running Mac OS X 10.5.7. The optical drive makes sounds like it's accessing data off a disk. However, the drive is empty. The sound is intermittent. Sometimes I won't ...
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How can I control which sound card Ubuntu uses for playback?

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP but am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, I use an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound card for recording (because it has RCA input jacks for my mixer), but I don't use ...