I'm plagued by this weird bug after updating last week. Symptoms include:
Pop and crackles when playing any audio or video
Volume sliders jumping in Alsamixer, Gnome-Alsamixer, Gnome-Sound-Panel and PulseAudio Volume Control
(Master, Surround, Center, LFE, Side)
Google leads me to this confirmed Ubuntu bug, which is strikingly similar to my problem (right down to the same audio hardware). However, that was reported in 2011-10-14.
Auto-Mute is disabled, so that isn't the issue.
A somewhat acceptable workaround is to increase the Master volume slider to maximum, which does cut out the pops and crackles (although the sliders still jump about).
Seems like I'm the only one experiencing this on Arch. I'd appreciate any advice or clues.
core/linux 3.4.7-1 (base) core/linux-api-headers 3.4.6-1 core/linux-firmware 20120625-1 core/linux-headers 3.4.7-1 extra/alsa-firmware 1.0.25-2 extra/alsa-lib 1.0.25-1 extra/alsa-oss 1.0.25-1 extra/alsa-plugins 1.0.25-2 extra/alsa-utils 1.0.25-3 extra/alsaplayer 0.99.81-4 extra/gnome-alsamixer 0.9.6-4 extra/pulseaudio-alsa 2-1 multilib/lib32-alsa-lib 1.0.25-1 multilib/lib32-alsa-plugins 1.0.25-1 Asus P8 Z68-V Motherboard Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog] 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
So I updated today, new kernel and everything... problem still occurs.
Has no one else encountered this issue?
Any clues or pointers on where to start would be much appreciated.
Well the thing to do would be downgrading various packages until you know which one causes it. Does the problem occur with pure ALSA if you disable Pulse? And does it help to run only the bare minimum of daemons?
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