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bk7777
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scratchy sound after update manager update.

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Hi all,

Some update after:

2020-02-04 - 14:26:17 mintsources 1.9.2 to 1.9.5

Has cause the sound via analog connections and digital nvidia passthru to HDMI connections. multiple computers on mint 19.3

I am assuming that some library is causing the issue.

For me it only effect streaming via firefox on sources like youtube videos and iheart radio streaming.

VLC and outer media players appear to be fine.

Thanks,
Brian

below is system info from one of the older computers:

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System:    Host: office 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 Mobo: MSI model: Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 4.11 date: 02/16/2016 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4790K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 63994 
           Speed: 1030 MHz min/max: 800/4400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 915 2: 980 3: 997 4: 989 
           5: 975 6: 919 7: 920 8: 917 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia 
           v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:104a 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8ca0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e08 
           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: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.57 TiB used: 655.48 GiB (25.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sde vendor: Seagate model: ST3320620AS size: 298.09 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> 
           ID-2: /dev/sdf vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-9YN164 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> 
           ID-3: /dev/sdg vendor: Western Digital model: WD5001AALS-00J7B0 size: 465.76 GiB 
           speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 93.37 GiB used: 50.23 GiB (53.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde5 
           ID-2: /boot size: 3.75 GiB used: 387.9 MiB (10.1%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sde1 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 30.52 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sde7 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40% 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info:      Processes: 267 Uptime: 3h 21m Memory: 15.59 GiB used: 1.37 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd 
           v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Client: Unknown python3.6 client 
           inxi: 3.0.32

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Re: scratchy sound after update manager update.

Post by MrEen »

Hi bk7777.

See if this fixes it:
If you're experiencing glitches, skips, pops or crackling in your audio playback, it's quite possibly caused by the timer-based scheduling pulseaudio now uses. Disable timer-based scheduling this way:
Users of 18.3 and earlier versions of Mint type this in the terminal: gksudo xed /etc/pulse/default.pa
Users of 19 and later versions of Mint type this in the terminal: xed admin:///etc/pulse/default.pa
Find the line that says load-module module-udev-detect and change it to load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
Save the file, then run pulseaudio -k in the terminal and test your sound

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Re: scratchy sound after update manager update.

Post by bk7777 »

Thank you for the response.

I will make the change on a few of the computers and see what happens. I will try to get back to you in the next week or so.

Thanks,
Brian

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[RESOLVED] scratchy sound after update manager update.

Post by bk7777 »

The setting made a world of difference and I consider this resolved.

Great call and thank you for the quick response,
Brian

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Re: scratchy sound after update manager update.

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You're quite welcome. I'm glad that was the right fix for you. :D

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