[arch-general] Headphone Sound Trouble

Steven Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Sat May 9 20:51:54 UTC 2015

On 05/09/2015 01:01 PM, Heiko Becker wrote:
> On 05/09/2015 10:01 PM, Heiko Becker wrote:
>> On 05/09/2015 09:42 PM, Steven Grace wrote:
>>> On 05/09/2015 10:57 AM, Heiko Becker wrote:
>>>> since some days I am experiencing strange issues with my laptop
>>>> headphone jack.
>>>> When I boot into Windows 8.1, everything works as expected. No problems
>>>> or cracking sounds.
>>>> When I boot my Arch installation, it seems like everything breaks.
>>>>   My headphones randomly produce loud cracking sounds and when I manage
>>>> to get something out of them, the sound is blurred and sounds
>>>> disturbed.
>>> I've had issues in the past with audio crackles that were caused by
>>> the video driver.
>> What video driver? Maybe an nvidia one?
> Oh and how did you solve it? :D

I had the problem in 2012 with another distribution (not Arch). The 
problem occurred with the "nouveau" driver for a NVidia graphics card. 
Switching to the proprietary "nvidia" driver solved the problem.

I'm still using the same computer and am now successfully using the 
"nouveau" driver on Arch, so presumably whatever was causing the problem 
in 2012 has been fixed.

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