Sound and video 'hiccups' (Ubuntu 17.04)

Asked by Juan David on 2017-10-11

Recently I've been experiencing sound and video 'hiccups' in my computer, they occur every 2-6 minutes and don't have any specific pattern; sound seems to be delayed for an instant and repeats itself when the problem occurs (if a song says 'every time' the effect of the problem is 'every every time'). The problem might have started after a forced shutdown but I'm not completely sure; I've tried this but nothing changed.

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What is the output of:

wget -O && chmod +x ./ && ./


Juan David (david041697) said : #2

The output is

Your ALSA information is located at

Thank you for replying.

Try the below command (your browser may wrap it but it's one command):

echo "options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null

Reboot to test

Juan David (david041697) said : #4

I entered the command and rebooted; still have the same problem, although it seems like it takes a bit longer to appear ( ~10min).

Are there any bugs reported for your make and model of system?

Juan David (david041697) said : #6

From what I searches, no; some people seemed to have the same problem on Ubuntu 14.04 but their solutions failed to fix mine, in addition to that now I have some type of 'pulse' (kinda sounds like a boom) every time there is no sound reproducing and a message notifications appears or when I start playing music. This happened after entering the command, how do I reverse whatever that modified since I believe that is the cause of the new noise.

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