[SOLVED] Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

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[SOLVED] Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

Post by Lilmothiit » Thu May 24, 2018 2:21 am

I got a new pair of Logictech Z313 speakers to replace my old ones, but I have run into a slight problem. When the speakers are turned on they start popping and cracking after a few moments, but when I start playing audio files or videos the issue stops. As long as I play something, they work fine.

I am using the speakers on a Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-523-40MT laptop - and the only option I have to plug them in is to use the headphone input. This is what I used to connect my old speakers with, so I fail to see how that would be an issue. That said, they don't register as speakers for some reason. When I go to System Settings > Sound the output is still listed as Headphones Built-In Audio.

I'm hoping this is just a driver issue and not incomparability or something, but I honestly have no idea why it is doing this.

I am using a fairly fresh install of Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Cinnamon desktop), 64bit.

Other details:
System: Host: anon-Aspire-ES1-523 Kernel: 4.13.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: Acer model: TRICERA_CZL v: V1.02
Bios: Insyde v: V1.02 date: 09/19/2016
CPU: Quad core AMD A4-7210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 14371
clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1361 MHz 2: 1041 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
4: 1151 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics]
bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-43-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-43-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (16.4% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_RBUSC18 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 228G used: 33G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.47GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 51.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 198 Uptime: 58 min Memory: 1507.6/6932.1MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
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Re: Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

Post by Lilmothiit » Thu May 24, 2018 6:03 am

Found a solution to my problem!
catweazel wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:58 am
In a terminal:

Code: Select all

sudo nano -w /etc/pulse/default.pa
Look for this line:

load-module module-udev-detect

Add tsched=0 to the end of the line, like this:

load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0

ctrl-o, enter to save, then ctrl-x to exit.

Reboot.

Give that a try. If it doesn't fix the issue, reverse the edit by modifying the instructions above.
This worked perfectly.

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Re: Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

Post by catweazel » Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 am

Lilmothiit wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:03 am
This worked perfectly.
:D
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Re: [SOLVED] Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

Post by Lilmothiit » Thu May 24, 2018 6:37 am

I stand corrected - it only took care of the constant humming... after a few moments of not playing any audios there is a loud pop and it starts making static noises... :?

For the moment I can just keep the speakers turned off except when in use, but this is annoying! I want them to work perfectly dang it! :lol:

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Re: Logictech Z313 speakers popping/crackling when not playing audio

Post by Lilmothiit » Mon May 28, 2018 10:17 pm

Found the cause of my speaker issues - it was pulseaudio. After uninstalling pulseaudio they work fine.

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