Audio went bananas

Kernel: 6.4.11-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=e980f10a-9cc2-49eb-afc0-0f08d79aef1e rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.7 tk: Qt v: 5.15.10 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ASUS EXPERTBOOK B1400CEAEY_B1400CEAE
v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: B1400CEAEY v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: ASUSTeK
v: B1400CEAEY.320 date: 11/04/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 35.4/42.1 Wh (84.1%)
volts: 11.8 min: 11.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: not charging cycles: 226
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 socket: U3E1 bits: 64
type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
microcode: 0xAC
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB L3: 8 MiB
desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 849 high: 1200 min/max: 400/4200 base/boost: 3800/4200
scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 1.0 V
ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 650 2: 601 3: 1100 4: 596 5: 396 6: 1200
7: 1094 8: 1162 bogomips: 38707
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-5:2 chip-ID: 13d3:56a2
class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
Display: server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x14d4 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.1.6 renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2)
direct-render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
API: ALSA v: k6.4.11-zen2-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.77 status: n/a (root, process) with:
1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15fc class-ID: 0200
IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-10:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2
lmp-v: 11 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c010c
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 123.95 GiB (26.0%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN530
SDBPNPZ-512G-1002 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 21106000 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 37d 22h cycles: 599
read-units: 69,092,782 [35.3 TB] written-units: 29,261,239 [14.9 TB]
ID-1: / raw-size: 200.24 GiB size: 200.24 GiB (100.00%)
used: 123.9 GiB (61.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 52.9 MiB (55.1%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 200.24 GiB size: 200.24 GiB (100.00%)
used: 123.9 GiB (61.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 200.24 GiB size: 200.24 GiB (100.00%)
used: 123.9 GiB (61.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 200.24 GiB size: 200.24 GiB (100.00%)
used: 123.9 GiB (61.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 3500
Processes: 322 Uptime: 3m wakeups: 1 Memory: total: 16 GiB
available: 15.32 GiB used: 7.05 GiB (46.0%) igpu: 64 MiB Init: systemd
v: 254 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1383 libs: 432 tools: octopi,paru,yay
Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.29
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
System install date:     2023-04-28
Last full system update: 2023-08-22
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Yes
Failed units:

My audio got absolute crazy. Volume doesn't increase/decrease on shortcut buttons if they are pressed too rapidly or held, only if I press them once in somewhat 1.5-2 seconds. When I do it through slider in the system tray tool, it seems to adjust the sound, but the slider then goes either back, or in just random direction. Though it doesn't bug when I use separate sliders for right and left (weird). And one time the volume got absolute crazy and started jumping on its own across three different levels several times a second without any of my input at all.
And in addition to that, sometimes, rarely, the sound starts to sound like some robotic effects. It seem to heal after some time or several times of unplugging/plugging the earphones, I dunno
And btw all that problems apply to both speakers and earphones, so I doubt it's a earphones issue
And none of those problems appear on my dualbooted Windows
Please help, what demon has possessed my laptop :worried:

See if this is related. Had similar weird issues.

For me, the problem stopped after a failed pipewire reinstall and rollback.

sudo pacman -S pipewire pipewire-support
systemctl --user restart pipewire pipewire-pulse wireplumber
from that thread didn't seem to solve my issue, unfortunately

Can you check the following thread:

Specifically the groups, realtime values and kernel switching part. See if it works.


Interesting that in that other thread, the problem also solves itself "mysteriously".

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