Headphones popping

Hi all,

New here so hello to all.

I have been using Fedora since F35 (and now F36) and have had this issue the whole time.

I get a loud popping noise in my headphones about whenever any audio starts or stops. I have tried the changes in this post* Loud popping sound on headphones when playing all media but it hasn’t made any difference.

  • /etc/modprobe.d/audio_disable_powersave.conf: options snd_hda_intel power_save=0

It’s definitely not a headphone lead / jack problem and doesn’t happen in Windows 10 which I was also using until recently.

Not sure what info is relevant to this but:
Fedora 36 64-bit (fully updated)
X11
Gnome 42.2
Dell G3 3590 Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

If anyone could help it would be great as it’s pretty annoying.

Welcome to ask.:fedora:edora @asset

Please have a look at #start-here

Could you please give us more info’s as :

inxi -Fzx in terminal and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.

Sorry for the delay in replying and thanks for you help.

Pasted from the terminal:

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.6-200.fc36.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.37-27.fc36 Desktop: GNOME v: 42.2
    Distro: Fedora release 36 (Thirty Six)
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: G3 3590 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 061RYD v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.11.1 date: 08/19/2020
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.3 Wh (99.0%) condition: 30.6/51.0 Wh (59.9%)
    volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL M4GWP03 status: charging
CPU:
  Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Coffee Lake rev: A cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4149 high: 4198 min/max: 800/4500 cores: 1: 4189
    2: 4197 3: 4125 4: 4178 5: 4186 6: 4167 7: 4023 8: 4136 9: 4198 10: 4074
    11: 4193 12: 4131 bogomips: 62399
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell
    driver: nvidia v: 510.68.02 arch: Turing bus-ID: 01:00.0
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:5
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa
    gpu: i915,nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution: 1: 2560x1440~60Hz
    2: 1920x1080~144Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.2 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
  Device-3: Logitech G560 Gaming Speaker type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-3:8
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.6-200.fc36.x86_64 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: vnet0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
    driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:7
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 456.1 GiB (24.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WD BLACK SN750 SE 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB temp: 36.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 929.91 GiB used: 404.53 GiB (43.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: luks-37c619b5-5af0-44a5-a0e3-7b04897c5a74
  ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 261 MiB (26.8%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-3: /boot/efi size: 598.8 MiB used: 14 MiB (2.3%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-4: /home size: 929.91 GiB used: 404.53 GiB (43.5%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/dm-0 mapped: luks-37c619b5-5af0-44a5-a0e3-7b04897c5a74
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 837 MiB (10.2%) dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 74.0 C pch: 61.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 372 Uptime: 3h 7m Memory: 15.34 GiB used: 12.18 GiB (79.4%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: 38
  note: see --pkg Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.16