RE: Static noise in ASUS laptop
the problem about static noise might also be a hardware prob. With earphones
I also get a lot of static noise (under SuSE, Debian as well as under W2k).
When I connect my laptop to my amplifier I get no statics. I guess that's
because so much hardware is so close together in a notebook and therefore
device interferences (or something like that) with the sound output. The
problem might be solved (in case it's a hardware prob) by using qualitiy
earphones that are protected against interferences.