Crashing sound on startup of computer

In the left audio channel, I sometimes hear a crashing sound.

I remember, I had to reinstall Manjaro KDE with pipewire.

Does this come from pipewire or is the mainboard defective (sound chip) ?

I have swaped the two channels of the loudspeakers and now the sound comes from the right channel.
So the source of the sound is the computer.

I measured the booting process (Linux) with a digital voltmeter. I measured a peak of 4.5 mV.
I measured the booting process (Windows) with a digital voltmeter. I measured no peak.

“sometimes” is not a good start

What is (or may be) the significance of that?

It is the source in any case.

It depends on the type of “voltmeter” and how it aquires it’s measurements
and on the measurement process
whether this observed difference can even tell you anything.

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The source of the sound could also be the loudspeakers.
But I swaped the two channel (left to right and right to left).
The sound the came from the right channel.
So, the cables and the loudspeakers is not the source.

I measured the peak in the left channel with digital voltmeter in 200mV DC range.
I can measure the peak on every boot process.

The sound of the two channels is the same and sounds good.

If the ‘crashing sound’ is audible only when system is booted it is more likely to be an issue with alsa/kernel. But if there is similar noise when starting or stopping audio playback or suspending/hibernating it is more likely to be from pipewire/wireplumber

If you are using kernel v6.7 or v6.8 I suggest you use an LTS kernel v6.6 or v6.1 as a temporary workaround - sometimes these noise issues are resolved by a kernel update

Disabling power management in ALSA may also help
sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/hda-no-suspend.conf <<< 'options snd_hda_intel power_save=0'

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This is my inxi -Fza:

inxi -Fza
  Kernel: 6.6.19-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64
    root=UUID=86b44fe2-10a4-46cd-a916-50fa4f477973 rw quiet
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.11 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
    v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Server System: Supermicro product: X10SRA v: 0123456789
    serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 17 v: 0123456789 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Supermicro model: X10SRA v: 1.01 serial: <filter>
    uuid: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-ac1f6b15f24c UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2.1a
    date: 10/24/2018
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-6800K socket: LGA2011-3 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Broadwell gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015-18
    process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4F (79) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0xB000040
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 15 MiB desc: 1x15 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1417 high: 3800 min/max: 1200/3800 base/boost: 3400/4000
    scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil volts: 1.8 V
    ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 3800 2: 1200 3: 1200 4: 1200 5: 1200 6: 1207
    7: 1200 8: 1200 9: 1200 10: 1200 11: 1200 12: 1200 bogomips: 81625
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] driver: nouveau v: kernel
    non-free: 545.xx+ status: current (as of 2024-02; EOL~2026-12-xx)
    arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports:
    active: DP-1 empty: DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2182
    class-ID: 0300 temp: 25.0 C
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
    dri: nouveau gpu: nouveau display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
    s-diag: 777mm (30.58") monitors: <missing: xrandr>
  Monitor-1: DP-1 model: Dell U2713HM serial: <filter> built: 2012
    res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23")
    diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 720x400
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia nouveau platforms: device: 0 drv: nouveau
    device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nouveau surfaceless: drv: nouveau x11:
    drv: nouveau inactive: wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 compat-v: 4.3 vendor: mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NV168 device-ID: 10de:2182
    memory: 5.84 GiB unified: no
  API: Vulkan Message: No Vulkan data available.
  Device-1: Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio vendor: Super Micro
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8d20
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.19-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Intel I210 Gigabit Network vendor: Super Micro driver: igb
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1533 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel I210 Gigabit Network vendor: Super Micro driver: igb
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: c000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1533 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 277.88 GiB (19.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 5B2QGXA7 temp: 22.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 41d 19h cycles: 11,695
    read-units: 90,083,625 [46.1 TB] written-units: 26,355,370 [13.4 TB]
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 PRO 512GB
    family: based SSDs size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 4B6Q temp: 20 C scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 1y 150d 12h cycles: 32496
    written: 7.05 TiB
  ID-1: / raw-size: 100 GiB size: 97.87 GiB (97.87%) used: 8.91 GiB (9.1%)
    fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8 maj-min: 259:8
  ID-2: /boot raw-size: 1024 MiB size: 973.4 MiB (95.06%)
    used: 230.4 MiB (23.7%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
    maj-min: 259:6
  ID-3: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 300 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
    maj-min: 259:5
  ID-4: /home raw-size: 300 GiB size: 294.23 GiB (98.08%)
    used: 15.02 GiB (5.1%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9
    maj-min: 259:9
  ID-5: /var raw-size: 32.46 GiB size: 31.66 GiB (97.51%)
    used: 4.19 GiB (13.2%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p10
    maj-min: 259:10
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
  System Temperatures: cpu: 16.0 C pch: 28.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau
    temp: 25.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 409
  Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.22 GiB used: 2.37 GiB (7.6%)
  Processes: 375 Power: uptime: 1m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 12.48 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
    power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
    tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1201 libs: 362 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 0
    Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Bash (su) v: 5.2.26
    running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.33

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