When I play any youtube or spotify audio, it is interrupted by an alarm sound , a loud steady tone, after a few minutes, so far less than a minute to about 7 minutes. This happens consistently. The tone continues until I close the browser tab. In youtube it may correspond to when the stream is buffering, but it could also be that whatever is causing the tone is preventing playback. I get a circling indicator as if the stream were buffering.
This is happening on a system where I just installed manjaro on a Dell C11 3120 chromebook. This has a Baytrail processor and the board name is Candy. I have used it with chromeOS for years without this audio interruption issue ever occurring. I’ve used it for zoom/avaya meetings under chromeOS as well. I also used crouton under chromeOS without this issue. Google stopped supporting this chromebook this month.
To install manjaro, I updated the firmwware by removing the WP screw from the motherboard and using the build from mrchromebox.tech. Do I have to put that screw back in? I left it out.
I’m getting the alarm both under Firefox and Chromium. I’m using Firefox 92.0 installed through the manjaro gui package manager. Chromium is 93.0.4577.82.
The chromebook sound buttons work.
The buffering is new too. I am on the same network and buffering was not an issue previously. It seems like the problem gets worse with each iteration in a given browser session. So I start one tab - get the alarm noise after 7 minutes, close the tab and open a new one and then the alarm starts in 4 minutes. I close that second tab and open a third, and the alarm starts in 1 minute, etc.
Here are various sound related command results
arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 1: max98090 [sof-bytcht max98090], device 0: PCM (*)  Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ================================== aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: max98090 [sof-bytcht max98090], device 0: PCM (*)  Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: max98090 [sof-bytcht max98090], device 1: PCM Deep Buffer (*)  Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ==================================== aplay -L null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) samplerate Rate Converter Plugin Using Samplerate Library speexrate Rate Converter Plugin Using Speex Resampler jack JACK Audio Connection Kit oss Open Sound System pipewire PipeWire Sound Server pulse PulseAudio Sound Server speex Plugin using Speex DSP (resample, agc, denoise, echo, dereverb) upmix Plugin for channel upmix (4,6,8) vdownmix Plugin for channel downmix (stereo) with a simple spacialization default Default ALSA Output (currently PulseAudio Sound Server) hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=0 HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 0 HDMI Audio Output hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=1 HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 1 HDMI Audio Output usbstream:CARD=PCH HDA Intel PCH USB Stream Output sysdefault:CARD=max98090 sof-bytcht max98090, Default Audio Device usbstream:CARD=max98090 sof-bytcht max98090 USB Stream Output ======================================== lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0e) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx, Celeron N2000 Series USB xHCI (rev 0e) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0e) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0e) 01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev bb)