[solved] Sound fades in

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Infidelus
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[solved] Sound fades in

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Hi,

I just built myself a new PC and reinstalled Mint, but with every application now the sound fades in over a couple of seconds when it starts. I can't see any obvious settings that would cause this or work out why this would happen with a new motherboard so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

System info:

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System:    Host: linux-pc Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
           base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C02 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3.50 date: 11/07/2019 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 serial: <filter> 
           charge: 55% status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 86400 
           Speed: 2200 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2200 2: 2199 3: 2075 
           4: 2069 5: 2199 6: 4146 7: 2075 8: 2072 9: 2199 10: 2199 11: 2200 12: 4150 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 440.59 bus ID: 26:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1f02 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 2560x1440~144Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.59 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 26:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:10f9 
           Device-2: AMD vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 28:00.4 
           chip ID: 1022:1487 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-28-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 22:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: xpad bus ID: 5-2:3 
           chip ID: 045e:0719 
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Re: Sound fades in

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Hi Infidelus.

This is worth a shot:
gm10 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:49 am

Your only options are to either deal with it or to disable power management for Intel's HDA driver:

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sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/snd-hda-intel.conf <<<'options snd-hda-intel power_save=0'
(takes effect on reboot)
It might be the audio power management is slow to react, and with a desktop, you don't really need the power management anyway.

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Re: Sound fades in

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Thanks, I'll give it a go. As you say there's no real need for power management on a desktop, especially as I usually either have music, video or games running :)

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Re: [solved] Sound fades in

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Just to confirm, after changing the setting and rebooting the fade-in problem seems to have gone away. Thanks again :)

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Re: [solved] Sound fades in

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That's great!

Happy to help. :D

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