Recently my sound has come out completely distorted when my CPU usage gets high, but not consistenly. I first noticed this a week ago when I was playing Bloons TD6. After a while my sound comes out like this, regardless of it being on laptop speakers or on headphones.
I have never had any issue like this before, not even when compiling packages which brought CPU usage up to 100%. I also have no idea how to troubleshoot this. I have not touched the pipewire packages, and the only change I’ve done that is sound related is changing Audacity’s default input to be on JACK. I cannot imagine this being relevant for this issue, as it (1) shouldn’t be and (2) it’s a very long time since I did so.
I’m running EndeavourOS’s i3 flavour.
[runarcn@endeavour ~]$ pacman -Q | grep pipewire gst-plugin-pipewire 1:0.3.73-1 kpipewire 5.27.6-1 libpipewire 1:0.3.73-1 pipewire 1:0.3.73-1 pipewire-alsa 1:0.3.73-1 pipewire-audio 1:0.3.73-1 pipewire-jack 1:0.3.73-1 pipewire-pulse 1:0.3.73-1 [runarcn@endeavour ~]$ neofetch ./o. runarcn@endeavour ./sssso- ----------------- `:osssssss+- OS: EndeavourOS Linux x86_64 `:+sssssssssso/. Host: 20X2S0DL00 ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 `-/ossssssssssssso/. Kernel: 6.4.1-arch2-1 `-/+sssssssssssssssso+:` Uptime: 28 mins `-:/+sssssssssssssssssso+/. Packages: 1419 (pacman), 13 (flatpak) `.://osssssssssssssssssssso++- Shell: bash 5.1.16 .://+ssssssssssssssssssssssso++: Resolution: 1920x1080 .:///ossssssssssssssssssssssssso++: WM: i3 `:////ssssssssssssssssssssssssssso+++. Theme: Adwaita [GTK2], Arc-Darker [GTK3] `-////+ssssssssssssssssssssssssssso++++- Icons: Adwaita [GTK2], Qogir [GTK3] `..-+oosssssssssssssssssssssssso+++++/` Terminal: xfce4-terminal ./++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++/:. Terminal Font: Source Code Pro 10 `:::::::::::::::::::::::::------`` CPU: 11th Gen Intel i3-1115G4 (4) @ 4.100GHz GPU: Intel Tiger Lake-LP GT2 [UHD Graphics G4] Memory: 2633MiB / 7602MiB [runarcn@endeavour ~]$