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### Kernel parameter no working after boot

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes

### Kernel parameter no working after boot

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes)

### Kernel parameter no working after boot

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes)[Arch Wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes)

### Kernel parameter no working after boot

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] [Arch Wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes)Wiki]('https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes')

### Kernel parameter no working after boot

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] [Arch Wiki]('https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes')Wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes, "Dell XPS 13")

### Kernel parameter no not working after bootwake

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] [Arch Wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes, "Dell XPS 13")

### Kernel parameter not working after wake

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

[1] [Arch Wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes, "Dell XPS 13")https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes

### Crackling noise with XPS 13 9360 (i5-8260)

Original title: Kernel parameter not working after wake

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

update - solved
Solved the problem using a kernel patch that extends a known workaround for this laptop's audio device [2]. I changed the original title as it was misleading. With the patch applied to kernel 4.14, the kernel-parameter mentioned above is no longer required.

The patch should make it into kernel 4.14.15 and 4.15.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes [2] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/22/169

### Crackling noise with XPS 13 9360 (i5-8260)

Original title: Kernel parameter not working after wake

My Dell XPS 13 9360 (i5-8250U) exhibits noise/crackling. This happens on load or screen changes and can reliably be forced when playing a (muted) video. The Arch wiki suggests a kernel parameter to remedy the situation [1]:

i915.enable_guc_loading=1


This works directly after boot, until the first sleep/hibernate. After wakeup, the crackling is back until the next reboot, when the kernel parameter apparently takes effect again. I suppose that after wakeup and reinitialization of the i915 module the parameter is not being set?

I am runnig Fedora 27, a quick test with an Ubuntu Live Disc showed the same behaviour, so I guess this is not distro-specific but in fact a general driver problem. Any ideas how to fix this?

update - solved
Solved the problem using a kernel patch that extends a known workaround for this laptop's audio device [2]. I changed the original title as it was misleading. With the patch applied to kernel 4.14, the kernel-parameter mentioned above is no longer required.

The patch should make it into kernel 4.14.15 and 4.15.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_XPS_13_(9360)#Crackling_sound_with_screen_changes
[2] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/22/169