Buzzing noise from speakers!

Hi I just installed Garuda and I noticed a buzz coming from my speakers plugged into the headphone jack. the sound that they make when you touch the jack. I had this same problem in Pop os but fixed it by adding options snd-hda-intel and power_save=0 power_save_controller=N to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf I noticed that garuda has modprobe.d but its missing the alsa-base.conf file. Is there any other way to fix this?

Welcome Nefarious,
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BTW, we have changed the template to

garuda-inxi

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Ah ah ah good one!
Has it been announced somewhere? I may have missed it!
Good on ya, easier to remember than the parameters for noob like me :smiley:

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also sorry for not adding this in the beginning but there is also no sound like when I play a video the buzz goes away but there is no sound from the video

I am not an expert, but Garuda changed to PipeWire
You are running alsa and pipewire.

yeah I kinda changed it in the assistant to alsa to see if i could remove the noise but then i saw there was no alsa-base.conf file so i think I messed up somewhere i will reinstall if i messed something up because i have no sound now but then I still need to somehow fix the noise lol does pipewire have a .conf file?

If it is the same hardware as you had on Pop_OS, I would try the same fix. Don't worry about the missing file, you should be able to use any file ending with .conf in /etc/modprobe.d to specify sound card changes you need. You can just make a file called local.conf, add your options snd_hda_intel power_save=0 or whatever you want to try, and see if that's a fix.

More here: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture - ArchWiki

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Sounds good but how can i make a file in this folder? It wont allow me to run dolpun as root

sudo micro /path/to/file/your.config
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So the path would then be /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf? Or am l missing something?

Yes, exactly. Go for it!

it is FIXED thanks you guys are awesome. Also I would like to add that this fix on pop_os messed with the mic somehow and when using it people on the recieving end will have a sound like a train driving over the mic! Another thing I would like to ask without opening another issue if thats okay? What is the default software store? because octopi is always saying that the pacman database is missing.

That's what currently is the "default" software store recommendation on new-ish installs. That problem should be opened up in a new thread if you can't find a solution through a forum search.

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alright thanks!

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Also don't forget to mark @BluishHumility 's post as the solution here :grinning:

Done.

Use

garuda-update

in terminal.

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