I've recently change my PC OS from MS to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04 can correctly find my HDMI audio but with terrible echo and crackling sound.

I fix the echo issue by following the guide here: Sound problems in Ubuntu 14.04, and Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?. But the crackling sound still exist. I tried updating the video card driver directly from AMD website, didn't help either.

I also try to change the default sampling frequency in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf to 44100 or 48000, both won't work.

I'm using video card MSI ATI R7 260x. How can I fix it, thanks!

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This one helped me: [Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?]: Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?



look for

load-module module-udev-detect

add tsched=0

load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0


  • worked for me without a full reboot just a reload of the alsa service with sudo alsa force-reload Jul 29, 2021 at 5:32

Found the solution here:


Cause my PC comes with an Intel Z97/H97 chipset, the solution to solve this problem is:

  1. sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

  2. Add options snd-hda-intel vid=8086 pid=8ca0 snoop=0 at the end of the file.

  3. Restart PC

  • Solved my radeon 290x hdmi audio noise/crackes on Ubuntu 14.04, thanks. Mar 1, 2015 at 18:03

This was taken on Ubuntu website and solved it for me

HDMI Audio

The open-source radeon driver supports HDMI audio on Radeon HD 6000-series and earlier chips. On Trusty/14.04 and newer, HDMI audio should work automatically.

On release older than Trusty/14.04, users will need to to enable HDMI audio manually by passing the radeon.audio=1 kernel parameter. It can be done with the following command:

echo "options radeon audio=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf

Ubuntu Precise/12.04 users should also note that they may need a newer kernel (>= 3.5.x) to enable HDMI audio on later cards

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