I've been using Solus 4 since launch now. It's a pretty good OS and relatively stable. However I have this issue with sound that bugs me so much. Whenever I run audio from 2 or more sources, it gets super distorted and often to the point of it being not understandable. This is normally fine. Usually I don't run more than one, but when I am gaming and on discord it goes even more haywire - it messes up my mic too. I've got serious static in it when I'm running two or more audio sources. After about an hour of it doing this apparently it just turns back to normal. However I don't like having to listen to an hour of static and crackling. Any fixes?

  • Do you dual boot? Do you notice it in Windows or other distros? Can you try a Live distro? It might be faulty hardware. – Sparhawk May 29 '19 at 23:38
  • No I do not dual boot. I never had this problem in Windows, I do remember it happening in other distros as well. I have tried HDMI through the nvidia audio drivers through my monitor and the headphone jack on the side of the monitor. However, when I try the motherboard audio the same thing happens. The mic is also connected to the motherboard. I don't believe it's a hardware issue... I have always had pulseaudio on my systems should I try Alsa? – Lorgee n May 29 '19 at 23:42
  • I also appear to have Alsa installed... not sure what's up then. – Lorgee n May 29 '19 at 23:43
  • Hang on, let's clarify (and please edit your question). So you hear static where? Via the headphone jack and the HDMI connected to… a monitor? And there is input static via the… microphone port? How have you confirmed the microphone static? Others have mentioned it? (i.e. it's not just the headphone static masking it?) – Sparhawk May 29 '19 at 23:45
  • yes there's headphone static in the HDMI port on speakers and headphones. also when I plug in the headphones to the motherboard. Yes from the mic but only when there's two or more audio sources – Lorgee n May 29 '19 at 23:51

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