I’m not sure what happened but sometime before a recentish gnome upgrade came in. I updated and my sound stopped work. After doing a little playing around, it only stops working after I try to use it in a browser. There may be other ways but if I use gnome’s audio test before visiting youtube, for example, the sound test buttons work fine. If I do it after those have stopped working. This makes no sense to me.
*-multimedia description: Audio device product: Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3 version: 00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl latency=64 resources: irq:169 memory:ea23c000-ea23ffff memory:ea000000-ea0fffff
logging out and back in seems to reset the session to defaults, which fixes it, although why defaults? it’s no longer what’s configured (like audio volume).
At l after I do a
systemctl --user restart pipewire, things are working as normal… for now. Certainly something I don’t want to always have to do though. Has to be done periodically.