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#1 2021-10-14 00:25:47

ratcheer
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Registered: 2011-10-09
Posts: 833

Audio drops out briefly when scrolling in another window

I don't even know how exactly to describe this problem, but it has been going on for a while. I have a fairly high end system: Ryzen 9 3900X, 32 GB DDR4 3200 mHz, Asus TUF X570 motherboard, nVidia 2060, etc. My multimedia is fully updated Pipwire stuff.

If I'm playing music, and I'm doing some kind of scrolling in another window, e.g., reading a Twitter stream, then when I scroll through that screen, the audio stops briefly along with the scrolling action, then resumes immediately. It doesn't matter whether I use the down arrow key, the page down key, or the mouse wheel to scroll. This is not a critical problem, but it is disconcerting and annoying.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this, and possibly anything that could fix it?

inxi -Fxmz
System:    Kernel: 5.14.11-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 Console: tty pts/2 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter>
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4021 date: 08/10/2021
Memory:    RAM: total: 31.26 GiB used: 2.94 GiB (9.4%)
           RAM Report: missing: Required tool dmidecode not installed. Check --recommends
CPU:       Info: 12-Core model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 rev: 0 cache: L2: 6 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 182461
           Speed: 2154 MHz min/max: 2200/3800 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2154 2: 3592 3: 2690 4: 3599 5: 3590
           6: 2925 7: 2048 8: 2199 9: 2194 10: 2199 11: 2195 12: 2200 13: 2060 14: 2199 15: 2203 16: 2199 17: 2186 18: 2198
           19: 2199 20: 2195 21: 2197 22: 2200 23: 2193 24: 2091
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 [GeForce RTX 2060] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 470.74 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           Display: server: X.org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting tty: 273x69
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 09:00.1
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 0b:00.4
           Device-3: GuangZhou FiiO Q5 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus-ID: 7-2:3
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.11-arch1-1 running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000
           bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: N/A type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-5:2
           Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: not found rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
           address: see --recommends
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 10.46 TiB used: 79.37 GiB (0.7%)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDBRPG0010BNC-WRSN size: 931.51 GiB temp: 42.9 C
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
           ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102 size: 1.82 TiB
           ID-4: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Backup+ Hub BK size: 7.28 TiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.26 GiB used: 37.39 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
           ID-2: /boot size: 252 MiB used: 61.4 MiB (24.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
           ID-3: /home size: 915.26 GiB used: 37.39 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.8 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 409 Uptime: 12h 16m Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 653 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 inxi: 3.3.06

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