Issue with slight sound stutter when hovering icons in the bottom toolbar

Hello. I'm very new to Garuda, and Linux in general to be honest. But as im tired of windows and all it's shenanigans i want to switch, and Garuda is my favourite by far. The only issue im experiencing so far is that when i hover icons in the bottom toolbar with my mouse, or move a window quick, the audio stutters. I do not know the ways to fix this, as im completely new.

Here are my specs if it helps:
GPU: GTX 970 4gb
CPU: Amd ryzen 7 3700x cpu
RAM: 16gb DDR4 2933 mhz corsair pro
Motherboard: Asus B550-f

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Will get to it today, when i am able to read it well. Thank you. I understand that vague notions of specs etc can get annoying, as it hardly helps at all and is very vague

It might be a problem with latte-dock itself. I have also noticed stutters (not in sound but the system itself) when latte-dock enters the screen. Its an uncommon issue in that it doesn't happen often enough for me to be concerned but it does happen enough that I noticed.

Before you speculate any further, it would be nice if you could read and post.

Please post

inxi -Fxxxza

as text!
Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.


Use forum search function too :slight_smile:

First you have to find out where is it coming from :wink:

  • Try to narrow down the situations that it happens, for some time.
  • Check journal for errors or relevant messages (man journalctl)
  • Watch for errors or messages talking about pulse, pulseaudio, pipewire, audio etc...
  • Post info and messages as requested or discovered.
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I think you might be right here about latte dock. I've noticed some system stuttering when I had the dock running, but since I've removed it and added another panel I didnt have any. Maybe its because 2 latte-dock instances are running? the panel at the top is also latte-dock (which I'm still using), I just removed the launcher at the bottom.

I'm assuming you're also using the Dragonised KDE Gaming edition

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Latte is a resource hog. The OP has bare minimum specs for running Garuda KDE.

If you expect to run Garuda KDE on an older rig with only 4 GB of RAM you'll probably need to disable latte and other resource hogging programs and services.

For the 1000th time Garuda is really not intended for low spec hardware.

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That was the GPU VRAM, i have 16 gb of regular ram. i will try to disable latte dock and if that fixes it great, if it doesnt ill post the bug things you are asking for

If you have 16 GiB of RAM available, your problem is not related to the latte dock.
But since you do not provide the inxi output, nobody will really be able to help you.


Yes I am using dragonized kde. And my laptop is pretty beefy. So I don't think its the specs.

sudo inxi -Fxxxza output:

System:    Kernel: 5.10.35-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=6bffdc79-d9cf-4de9-a3aa-58bbfb0e7a9c rw 
[email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 intel_iommu=on i915.enable_gvt=1 kvm.ignore_msrs=1 i915.enable_guc=0 
Console: tty pts/1 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: G3 3590 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: Dell model: 0DKM3T v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.8.0 date: 11/11/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 45.2/51.0 Wh (88.6%) volts: 12.5 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL M4GWP98 
type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-9750H socket: BGA1440 (U3E1) note: check bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: DE cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 12 MiB L3: 12 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 62399 
Speed: 2571 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz base/boost: 2600/2600 volts: 0.9 V ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 
1: 2571 2: 2580 3: 2551 4: 2572 5: 2555 6: 2557 7: 2590 8: 2586 9: 2595 10: 2571 11: 2586 12: 2577 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 465.27
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2191 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 0bda:5521 class-ID: 0e02
serial: <filter>
Display: server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.0 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: sof-audio-pci
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0401
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.35-1-lts running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.27 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel
port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:3 chip-ID: 0cf3:e009 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 1.1 TiB (79.8%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520 NVMe WDC 512GB size: 476.94 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 20220012
temp: 66.8 C scheme: MBR
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 158d 12h cycles: 1,280 read-units: 48,800,170 [24.9 TB]
written-units: 72,481,787 [37.1 TB]
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 family: Mobile HDD size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: ACM1
temp: 39 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 2y 50d 7h cycles: 3332 read: 52.36 TiB written: 38.5 TiB Old-Age:
g-sense error rate: 330 Pre-Fail: attribute: Spin_Retry_Count value: 100 worst: 100 threshold: 97
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 375.87 GiB (78.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 568 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 375.87 GiB (78.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 375.87 GiB (78.9%) fs: btrfs
block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%) used: 375.87 GiB (78.9%) fs: btrfs
block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 76.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 328 Uptime: 6h 56m wakeups: 20581 Memory: 15.43 GiB used: 4.45 GiB (28.9%) Init: systemd v: 248
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1779 lib: 551 Shell: fish (sudo) v: 3.2.2
default: Bash v: 5.1.4 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.


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