Strange buzzing sound

I’ve been using EndeavourOS for several days now, and I’m very annoyed by the buzzing sound that apparently occurs when the screen is refreshed (for example, when watching a video on YouTube, or flipping through a page). I’m not sure if it’s the sound from the speaker because the buzzing sound is there even when I mute the speakers. This buzzing sounds like something electrical, but I’m not sure about that either.
Here are the specs of my system:

System:
  Host: fa617ns Kernel: 6.6.9-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME
    v: 45.2 Distro: EndeavourOS
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ASUS TUF Gaming A16 FA617NS_FA617NS
    v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FA617NS v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: FA617NS.410 date: 06/15/2023
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.2 Wh (41.0%) condition: 81.0/90.0 Wh (90.0%)
    volts: 14.5 min: 15.9
CPU:
  Info: 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS with Radeon Graphics [MT MCP] speed (MHz):
    avg: 522 min/max: 400/4829
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 33 [Radeon RX 7700S/7600/7600S/7600M XT/PRO W7600]
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-2: AMD Rembrandt [Radeon 680M] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-3: Sonix USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
  Display: wayland server: X.Org v: 23.2.3 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.3
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: amdgpu resolution: 1920x1200~96Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.3.2-arch1.2
    renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (radeonsi rembrandt LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 3.54
    6.6.9-arch1-1)
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169
  Device-2: MEDIATEK MT7921 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
    driver: mt7921e
  Device-3: ASUSTek TUF GAMING M4 WIRELESS driver: hid-generic,usbhid
    type: USB
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 20.12 GiB (2.1%)
Info:
  Processes: 407 Uptime: 2h 27m Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 14.87 GiB used: 7.13 GiB (47.9%) Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.31

Does it happen only while plugged in by chance?

you tried to disable pipewire? i mean to check if it is frommOS level soundsystem…

systemctl --user stop pipewire.service

will disable for runing boot only…

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Unfortunately, this noise is also present when working from the battery

I just tried turning it off, and it didn’t help :frowning:

So if it’s not audio stack, likely it’s some interference…not from the wall, since it happens also on battery…
Some internal one? :thinking:

@cheeese5358

You don’t have some smartphone or other wireless device laying nearby don’t you? :rofl:

I have a computer and a phone next to me, maybe that’s the problem

Move phone away, it can create interference

Although no, I even moved to another room and it did not help again :(((

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Well…at least we know it’s something internal.

I don’t know how important it is, but as soon as I switch to Windows, the problem disappears. Also, the noise appears and disappears very sharply

This is a phenomenon called “crosstalk” - essentially EM interference internally on your board. I’ve had it when using SPDIF output, but switched to analog line out and it went away. It’s more of a hardware issue that a software one, in my experience.

Take a look at your outputs, and see how you’re running your audio cabling, - if you have a front headphone socket, - try that and see if you get the same experience as the rear jack. If you don’t, - that’s a good pointer to seeing what else could be done to remediate.

I’m a little clueless about this, but I don’t use headphones and I don’t have anything connected to my laptop, so I’m not too sure that’s the problem

No worries, - that’s useful information. It sounds a bit like it might be coil whine from the board then, without specs on your laptop there’s not much more I can add. Can you pastebin the output from

inxi -Fzx

That should give us more to work off. If you have hybrid graphics, it would be worth seeing if you get the audio on one but not the other.

Here is the command output.

System:
  Kernel: 6.6.9-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    Desktop: GNOME v: 45.2 Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ASUS TUF Gaming A16 FA617NS_FA617NS
    v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FA617NS v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: FA617NS.410 date: 06/15/2023
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 54.2 Wh (67.0%) condition: 80.9/90.0 Wh (89.9%)
    volts: 15.2 min: 15.9 model: AS3GWYF3KC GA50358 status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ rev: 1 cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 468 high: 1503 min/max: 400/4829 cores: 1: 400 2: 400
    3: 400 4: 400 5: 400 6: 400 7: 400 8: 400 9: 400 10: 400 11: 1503 12: 400
    13: 400 14: 400 15: 400 16: 400 bogomips: 102249
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 33 [Radeon RX 7700S/7600/7600S/7600M XT/PRO W7600]
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-3 bus-ID: 03:00.0
  Device-2: AMD Rembrandt [Radeon 680M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu
    v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 bus-ID: 77:00.0 temp: 44.0 C
  Device-3: Sonix USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    bus-ID: 3-3:3
  Display: wayland server: X.Org v: 23.2.3 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.3
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: amdgpu resolution: 1920x1200~96Hz
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: radeonsi,swrast platforms:
    active: wayland,x11,surfaceless,device inactive: gbm
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.3.2-arch1.2
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (radeonsi
    rembrandt LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.6.9-arch1-1)
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1
  Device-2: AMD Rembrandt Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 77:00.1
  Device-3: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_pci_acp6x v: kernel bus-ID: 77:00.5
  Device-4: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 77:00.6
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.9-arch1-1 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: MEDIATEK MT7921 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: AzureWave driver: mt7921e v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.0
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-3: ASUSTek TUF GAMING M4 WIRELESS driver: hid-generic,usbhid
    type: USB bus-ID: 3-2:4
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: IMC Networks Wireless_Device driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    bus-ID: 5-1:2
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: disabled
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: N/A
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 20.12 GiB (2.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
    size: 953.87 GiB temp: 32.9 C
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 210.41 GiB used: 20.06 GiB (9.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 64.3 MiB (25.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: 32.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 0
  GPU: device: amdgpu temp: N/A device: amdgpu temp: 47.0 C fan: 0
Info:
  Processes: 384 Uptime: 4h 7m Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 14.87 GiB used: 6.29 GiB (42.3%) Init: systemd Compilers:
  gcc: 13.2.1 Packages: 997 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 inxi: 3.3.31

inxi -Aaz
also it will n
ot be the audio of the device… only if it may has internal system speaker

Unlikely since it doesn’t happen on Windoze

Here

Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 03:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:ab30 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Rembrandt Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 77:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1640 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_pci_acp6x v: kernel alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x,
    snd_pci_acp5x, snd_acp_pci, snd_rpl_pci_acp6x, snd_pci_ps,
    snd_sof_amd_renoir, snd_sof_amd_rembrandt, snd_sof_amd_vangogh pcie:
    gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 77:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2
    class-ID: 0480
  Device-4: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 77:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.9-arch1-1 status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active 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

the first think that came to my mind was that it may have an internal mioc and this may is boosted or piped to output by default…

you can check in pavucontrol (gui) or alsamixer (cli)