Hi, I have a problem with my speakers popping/crackling when on the boot phase. I started to experience this problem after I bought an external USB soundcard and new speakers. I get this issue even when booting virtual machines with Linux guests.
It’s annoying and I’m worried it could damage my spearkers and my usb soundcard.
I’ve found a thread on the Linux Mint forum, with a person who seems to have similar problem.
Delaying the start of the audio seems to eliminate the issue.
But his instructions do not seem to fit well with Manjaro.
On the first step:
1. edit /etc/pulse/client.conf as root and uncomment the lines:
autospawn = yes
daemon-binary = /usr/bin/pulseaudio
Then change it to “autospawn = no”
In this file in Manjaro those lines are already uncommented, and there are 2 lines with autospawn,one with yes and one with no.
On the second step:
edit /etc/init/alsa-store.conf as root and add these lines right at the end (after exec /usr/sbin/alsactl -E HOME="$ALSACTLHOME" store)
exec /usr/bin/amixer set Master mute >/dev/null
exec /sbin/modprobe -r snd-hda-intel
There’s no /etc/init/alsa-store.conf to edit in manjaro.