Whenever I play audio from various apps, like Spotify, or any browser (I checked Firefox and Tor), the computer starts beeping after couple of minutes. The beeping stops only when I stop playback. I also checked if it appears when I plug in 3.5 mm jack headphones and it does. Before 21.10 I was using 20.04 LTS and there were no audio issues there. There is a similar question raised in regards to ASUS T102HA, but since I am a new user I am not allowed to add comments there. I wanted to run sudo sensors-detect according to what was suggested there, but the app started to ask me about loading various kernel modules, so at some point I just opened built in resources monitor. Please see the screenshot attached. CPU load was around 50% when the beeping started and it raised to 100% until I killed the process. My machine - ASUS T100TA


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I had the same with my last upgrade. Downloading https://github.com/thesofproject/sof-bin/archive/refs/heads/main.zip installing v1.9-rc1 seems to have fixed it for me. For whatever reason 1.9 leads to buzzing but rc1 doesn't.


I didn't manage to fix this issue under Ubuntu 21.10, so I wanted to see if the new LTS release fixes this bug, as I didn't have that problem on 20.04. Current LTS release actually completely destroyed sound output - none audio drivers were detected, reinstalling Alsa and Pulseaudio didn't make any effect. However that was good, because it directed me towards looking for missing audio drivers fix and I finally found this: Heikomat Github

I ran the script wget -qO- https://gist.github.com/heikomat/3fe272431b44b580c933bfb901a92257/raw | bash and it completely fixed my audio settings. I am listening to like the third song in a row while typing this post and everything works pretty well. Heikomat, if you are here on Ask Ubuntu, then I am grateful for your great work and huge help.


Here's github issue on this problem: https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/issues/3868.

To summarize, adding options snd_sof sof_debug=1 to the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf should help.

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