Long endless beep starts when I try to log in

Asked by heinz55 on 2012-04-05

Hello,

When I try to log in, system suddenly freezes and replies with long beep (not beep-beep-beep but endless beeeeeep). It happens shortly after I have clicked on "Log in" button on the login screen, just about the moment when desktop image is supposed to appear on the screen.

Weird thing is that it does not affect my second user account. (Luckily I used to create one years ago without any particular reason).

What may have cause this and how can I get rid of this problem?

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-04-05
Last query:
2012-04-05
Last reply:
2012-04-05

Can you give the output of:

ps -ef > ~/ps.txt; lsmod | grep sp >> ~/ps.txt; gedit ~/ps.txt; rm ~/ps.txt

Thanks

heinz55 (heinosibul) said : #2

Here is the output:

UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
root 1 0 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/init
root 2 0 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kthreadd]
root 3 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [migration/0]
root 4 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root 5 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [watchdog/0]
root 9 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [events/0]
root 11 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [cpuset]
root 12 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [khelper]
root 13 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [netns]
root 14 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [async/mgr]
root 15 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [pm]
root 17 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [sync_supers]
root 18 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [bdi-default]
root 19 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kintegrityd/0]
root 21 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kblockd/0]
root 23 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kacpid]
root 24 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kacpi_notify]
root 25 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kacpi_hotplug]
root 26 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:03 [ata/0]
root 28 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ata_aux]
root 29 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
root 30 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [khubd]
root 31 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kseriod]
root 32 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kmmcd]
root 35 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [khungtaskd]
root 36 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kswapd0]
root 37 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ksmd]
root 38 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [aio/0]
root 40 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ecryptfs-kthrea]
root 41 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [crypto/0]
root 49 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:12 [scsi_eh_0]
root 50 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_eh_1]
root 53 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_eh_2]
root 54 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [scsi_eh_3]
root 56 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kstriped]
root 57 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kmpathd/0]
root 59 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kmpath_handlerd]
root 60 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [ksnapd]
root 61 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:08 [kondemand/0]
root 63 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kconservative/0]
root 294 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [khpsbpkt]
root 295 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [knodemgrd_0]
root 305 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [usbhid_resumer]
root 307 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 [kjournald]
root 330 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [flush-8:0]
root 366 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 upstart-udev-bridge --daemon
root 369 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 udevd --daemon
root 617 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [led_workqueue]
root 643 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [kpsmoused]
root 647 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [bluetooth]
root 664 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [i915]
root 681 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [iwlagn]
root 682 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 [phy0]
root 716 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [hd-audio0]
103 804 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:03 dbus-daemon --system --fork
syslog 805 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 rsyslogd -c4
root 817 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
root 821 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 NetworkManager
root 828 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/modem-manager
avahi 829 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon: running [halleluuja-laptop.local]
root 831 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon
root 898 817 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Display1
root 958 1 0 Apr04 tty4 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty4
avahi 965 829 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
root 966 1 0 Apr04 tty5 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty5
root 986 1 0 Apr04 tty2 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty2
root 988 1 0 Apr04 tty3 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty3
root 991 1 0 Apr04 tty6 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty6
root 994 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
root 1004 898 1 Apr04 tty7 00:15:36 /usr/bin/X :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-dV97gm/database -nolisten tcp vt7
root 1100 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 cron
daemon 1101 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 atd
mysql 1124 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:07 /usr/sbin/mysqld
root 1149 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -s
root 1210 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/postfix/master
privoxy 1218 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/privoxy --pidfile /var/run/privoxy.pid --user privoxy /etc/privoxy/config
root 1269 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 1273 1269 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 1299 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd --udev
gdm 1341 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session
root 1347 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
root 1364 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:18 /usr/sbin/pcscd
root 1422 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
root 1430 2 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 [krfcommd]
www-data 1470 1422 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 1471 1422 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 1472 1422 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 1474 1422 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
root 1636 1 0 Apr04 tty1 00:00:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1
root 1649 898 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-session-worker
root 1652 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:04 /usr/lib/upower/upowerd
rtkit 1658 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/rtkit/rtkit-daemon
root 1662 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/policykit-1/polkitd
107 1733 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/hald
root 1735 1733 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 hald-runner
root 1848 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event7 /dev/input/event5 /dev/input/event1 /dev/input/event2 /dev/input/event8 /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event0
root 1851 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-rfkill-killswitch
root 1853 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-leds
root 1859 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-generic-backlight
root 1873 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:08 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sr0 (every 2 sec)
root 1875 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-cpufreq
107 1876 1735 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
pyhaloom 2476 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --login
pyhaloom 2494 1649 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
pyhaloom 2528 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session gnome-session
pyhaloom 2531 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session gnome-session
pyhaloom 2532 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 9 --session
pyhaloom 2535 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:09 /usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconfd-2
pyhaloom 2542 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:05 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
pyhaloom 2544 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd
pyhaloom 2549 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs//gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/pyhaloom/.gvfs
pyhaloom 2555 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:35 /usr/bin/metacity
pyhaloom 2558 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:01:08 nautilus
pyhaloom 2559 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:16 gnome-panel
pyhaloom 2560 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 gnome-power-manager
pyhaloom 2563 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:02 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
pyhaloom 2566 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 nm-applet --sm-disable
pyhaloom 2567 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
pyhaloom 2569 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet
pyhaloom 2582 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=19
pyhaloom 2585 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:02 /usr/lib/notify-osd/notify-osd
pyhaloom 2589 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:34 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/wnck-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Wncklet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=18
pyhaloom 2593 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/trashapplet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=21
pyhaloom 2600 2563 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/pulseaudio/pulse/gconf-helper
pyhaloom 2602 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
root 2604 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/udisks/udisks-daemon
root 2605 2604 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:03 udisks-daemon: polling /dev/sr0
pyhaloom 2607 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-trash --spawner :1.6 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/0
pyhaloom 2609 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
pyhaloom 2612 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
pyhaloom 2616 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver --no-daemon
pyhaloom 2619 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:05 syndaemon -i 0.5 -k
pyhaloom 2624 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/indicator-applet/indicator-applet-session --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=19
pyhaloom 2627 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:01 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/clock-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_ClockApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=25
pyhaloom 2628 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/notification-area-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_NotificationAreaApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=31
pyhaloom 2637 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-metadata
pyhaloom 2639 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/indicator-session/indicator-session-service
pyhaloom 2644 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/indicator-me/indicator-me-service
pyhaloom 2666 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-disk-utility/gdu-notification-daemon
pyhaloom 2669 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:04:17 skype
pyhaloom 2680 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/evolution/2.28/evolution-alarm-notify
pyhaloom 2681 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 python /usr/share/system-config-printer/applet.py
pyhaloom 2688 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/evolution/2.28/evolution-exchange-storage --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Evolution_Exchange_Connector_CalFactory:1.2 --oaf-ior-fd=30
pyhaloom 2692 1 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/evolution/evolution-data-server-2.28 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Evolution_DataServer_CalFactory:1.2 --oaf-ior-fd=31
pyhaloom 2714 2494 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 update-notifier
pyhaloom 2732 1 3 Apr04 ? 00:46:15 /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/firefox
www-data 2763 1422 0 Apr04 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
root 3036 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [migration/1]
root 3037 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
root 3038 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [watchdog/1]
root 3039 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [kconservative/1]
root 3040 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:08 [kondemand/1]
root 3041 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [kmpathd/1]
root 3042 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [crypto/1]
root 3043 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [aio/1]
root 3044 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:02 [ata/1]
root 3045 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [kblockd/1]
root 3046 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [kintegrityd/1]
root 3047 2 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 [events/1]
root 3051 369 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 udevd --daemon
root 3052 369 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 udevd --daemon
root 3115 821 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient-9b483dd6-9a55-4a78-941e-a1bbe659b4ea-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
postfix 3350 1210 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
ntp 3385 1 0 11:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g -u 113:127
pyhaloom 3416 2732 2 11:43 ? 00:12:42 /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/plugin-container /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so -greomni /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/omni.ja 2732 true plugin
www-data 4087 1422 0 12:10 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 4088 1422 0 12:10 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 4090 1422 0 12:10 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
www-data 4098 1422 0 12:10 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
pyhaloom 4164 2732 0 12:25 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/plugin-container /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-cone-plugin.so -greomni /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/omni.ja 2732 true plugin
pyhaloom 4173 1 0 12:25 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-http --spawner :1.6 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/1
pyhaloom 4204 2732 0 12:27 ? 00:00:21 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/i386/../../bin/java sun.applet.PluginMain /tmp/icedteaplugin-pyhaloom/2732-icedteanp-plugin-to-appletviewer /tmp/icedteaplugin-pyhaloom/2732-icedteanp-appletviewer-to-plugin
pyhaloom 5014 1 0 16:20 ? 00:00:03 gnome-terminal
pyhaloom 5015 5014 0 16:20 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helper
pyhaloom 5016 5014 0 16:20 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
1000 5094 5016 0 16:26 pts/0 00:00:00 su halleluuja
1000 5103 5094 0 16:26 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
1000 5459 5103 0 17:01 pts/0 00:00:00 man uname
1000 5470 5459 0 17:01 pts/0 00:00:00 pager -s
1000 5500 5103 0 17:05 pts/0 00:00:00 man file
1000 5510 5500 0 17:05 pts/0 00:00:00 pager -s
postfix 5742 1210 0 18:19 ? 00:00:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u -c
www-data 5980 1422 0 19:19 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
pyhaloom 5994 5014 0 19:29 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
pyhaloom 6054 5994 0 19:31 pts/1 00:00:00 man ps
pyhaloom 6064 6054 0 19:31 pts/1 00:00:00 pager -s
1000 6070 5994 0 19:32 pts/1 00:00:00 su halleluuja
1000 6079 6070 0 19:32 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
1000 6108 6079 0 19:33 pts/1 00:00:00 ps -ef

Some explanations
* "pyhaloom" is the username of my second account which is error-free
* username of my problematic account is "halleluuja"
* I am able to switch users via command line (e.q. su halleluuja) but I can't login as halleluuja by login screen (because that is where the beeping begins)

Try logging in as halleluuja and run:

killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*

Wait 10 seconds and reboot.

heinz55 (heinosibul) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.