[Inspiron N5010, IDT 92HD81B1X5, Speaker, Internal] Underruns, dropouts or crackling sound

Bug #1324426 reported by Nikhil on 2014-05-29
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Bug Description

one of the internal speaker is producing crackling and distorted sound.
Headphone output is fine but a bit low on volume.
Kindly help.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-20.35-generic 3.11.10.6
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC1: nikhil 1682 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: nikhil 1682 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Thu May 29 13:37:10 2014
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Symptom: audio
Symptom_AlsaPlaybackTest: ALSA playback test through plughw:MID failed
Symptom_Card: Built-in Audio - HDA Intel MID
Symptom_Jack: Speaker, Internal
Symptom_Type: Underruns, dropouts, or "crackling" sound
Title: [Inspiron N5010, IDT 92HD81B1X5, Speaker, Internal] Underruns, dropouts or crackling sound
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 11/17/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A10
dmi.board.name: 0YXXJJ
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A10
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A10
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA10:bd11/17/2010:svnDellInc.:pnInspironN5010:pvrA10:rvnDellInc.:rn0YXXJJ:rvrA10:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA10:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron N5010
dmi.product.version: A10
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
mtime.conffile..etc.modprobe.d.alsa.base.conf: 2014-05-29T13:26:47.954501

Nikhil (njoy4ever) wrote :
Raymond (superquad-vortex2) wrote :
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did you change any pulseaudio setting ?

buffer size and period size are strange

May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: buffer_size : 3520
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_size : 352
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_time : 7981

ay 29 06:57:49 Lihkin pulseaudio[1874]: [alsa-sink-92HD81B1X5 Analog] alsa-sink.c: ALSA woke us up to write new data to the device, but there was actually nothing to write!
May 29 06:57:49 Lihkin pulseaudio[1874]: [alsa-sink-92HD81B1X5 Analog] alsa-sink.c: Most likely this is a bug in the ALSA driver 'snd_hda_intel'. Please report this issue to the ALSA developers.
May 29 06:57:49 Lihkin pulseaudio[1874]: [alsa-sink-92HD81B1X5 Analog] alsa-sink.c: We were woken up with POLLOUT set -- however a subsequent snd_pcm_avail() returned 0 or another value < min_avail.
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1381]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: snd_pcm_avail() returned a value that is exceptionally large: 181132 bytes (1026 ms).
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: Most likely this is a bug in the ALSA driver 'snd_hda_intel'. Please report this issue to the ALSA developers.
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: snd_pcm_dump():
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: Hooks PCM
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: Its setup is:
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: stream : PLAYBACK
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: access : MMAP_INTERLEAVED
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: format : S16_LE
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: subformat : STD
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: channels : 2
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: rate : 44100
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: exact rate : 44100 (44100/1)
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: msbits : 16
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: buffer_size : 3520
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_size : 352
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_time : 7981
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: tstamp_mode : ENABLE
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_step : 1
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: avail_min : 352
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: period_event : 1
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[1306]: [alsa-sink-HDMI 0] alsa-util.c: start_threshold : -1
May 29 11:36:52 Lihkin pulseaudio[13...

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Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Nikhil (njoy4ever) wrote :

Thanks Raymond. I didn't change any setting in pulse audio.

Raymond (superquad-vortex2) wrote :

[ 17.404467] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #1. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound.git/tree/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt

seem you disabled timer scheduling

index: 5
 name: <module-alsa-card>
 argument: <device_id="1" name="pci-0000_01_00.1" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1" namereg_fail=false tsched=no fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1">
 used: 0
 load once: no
 properties:
  module.author = "Lennart Poettering"
  module.description = "ALSA Card"
  module.version = "4.0"
    index: 6
 name: <module-alsa-card>
 argument: <device_id="0" name="pci-0000_00_1b.0" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0" namereg_fail=false tsched=no fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1">
 used: 0
 load once: no
 properties:
  module.author = "Lennart Poettering"
  module.description = "ALSA Card"
  module.version = "4.0"

Nikhil (njoy4ever) wrote :

ok then how can i fix it?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for alsa-driver (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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