Baby New Linux/Manjaro user has no sound

I have a Lenovo workstation and am using Deepin for my desktop. I have no idea how to use konsole other than to force updates.

Today I was adjusting my sound settings and my dumb brain on impulse saw pipewire and pulse options in the sound area of the control center. I clicked on pipewire and now I have no sound. No volume control and no way to get back into the sound section of the control center. When you click on sound it just freezes and does nothing.

If you can help, please be patient and walk me thru things. I am sorry I did a dumb.

Can you post inxi -Fza on console ?

You can install updates with pacman -Syyu or pacman -Syu.

Just a tip from myself for the future, when you try something out and you want to mess around with settings and other stuff, just create a Timeshift Snapshot that you simple can rollback your systemsettings.

This way you get much more safety for your system and you no longer in fear of you mess something up :slight_smile:

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  Kernel: 6.6.26-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: hpet avail: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64
    root=UUID=f925780e-ed86-4ac4-a25a-e2f5798cbb92 rw quiet
    udev.log_priority=3 DEEPIN_GFXMODE=
  Desktop: N/A wm: kwin vt: 2 dm: 1: LightDM v: 1.32.0 note: stopped 2: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: F0G1008MUS v: IdeaCentre AIO 3 24ALC6
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 13 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 3744 v: WIN SDK0T76463 3422194670101
    serial: <superuser required> part-nu: LENOVO_MT_F0G1_BU_Lenovo_FM_IdeaCentre
    AIO 3 24ALC6 uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: O5BKT22A
    date: 06/21/2021
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 2 gen: 3 level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x68 (104) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8608103
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB L3: 8 MiB
    desc: 2x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1444 high: 2867 min/max: 400/4056 scaling:
    driver: amd-pstate-epp governor: performance cores: 1: 2189 2: 2059 3: 2069
    4: 2071 5: 2037 6: 2038 7: 400 8: 400 9: 400 10: 2867 11: 400 12: 400
    bogomips: 50328
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow mitigation: Safe RET
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines; IBPB: conditional; STIBP:
    always-on; RSB filling; PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected; BHI: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Lucienne vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5
    code: Vega process: GF 14nm built: 2017-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:164c class-ID: 0300
    temp: 35.0 C
  Device-2: Syntek Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-4:4 chip-ID: 174f:243e
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.6 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 506x284mm (19.92x11.18")
    s-diag: 580mm (22.84")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: Lenovo LEN-B-A serial: <filter>
    built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
    size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
    inactive: gbm,wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (radeonsi
    renoir LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.6.26-1-MANJARO) device-ID: 1002:164c
    memory: 500 MiB unified: no
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: N/A device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: AMD
    Radeon Graphics (RADV RENOIR) driver: mesa radv v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    device-ID: 1002:164c surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x, snd_pci_acp6x,
    snd_acp_pci, snd_rpl_pci_acp6x, snd_pci_ps, snd_sof_amd_renoir,
    snd_sof_amd_rembrandt, snd_sof_amd_vangogh pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.26-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: off with: pipewire-media-session
    status: off tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 17.0 status: off with: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pacat,pactl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Lenovo RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8852AE 802.11ax PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lenovo driver: rtw89_8852ae v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8852 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-3.1:5 chip-ID: 0bda:4852
    class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 255.81 GiB (53.6%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA512QFD
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0013P6LN temp: 33.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 468.09 GiB (98.21%)
    used: 255.8 GiB (54.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 312 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 35.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est. available: 15.01 GiB used: 3.32 GiB (22.1%)
  Processes: 307 Power: uptime: 3h 30m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6 GiB services: upowerd Init: systemd v: 255
    default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: 1666 pm: pacman pkgs: 1602 libs: 415 tools: pamac pm: flatpak
    pkgs: 64 Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9
    default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.33

Hi @revmaillet and welcome to the Manjaro community

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@revmaillet ,
Welcome to Linux, Try one command at a time,with practice you should get better.

Open the Konsole and copy paste these commands and let us know the output

  1. PipeWire service running?
systemctl --user status pipewire.socket pipewire
  1. Pipewire Multimedia Session Manager service:
    Either one of the below service should be running.
systemctl --user status pipewire-media-session
systemctl --user status wireplumber

In my system, I have wireplumber running.


  1. Pipewire service running?

● pipewire.socket - PipeWire Multimedia System Sockets
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire.socket; enabled; preset: enabled)
     Active: active (listening) since Sun 2024-04-14 02:45:16 EDT; 11h ago
   Triggers: ● pipewire.service
     Listen: /run/user/1000/pipewire-0 (Stream)
             /run/user/1000/pipewire-0-manager (Stream)
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service/app.slice/pipewire.socket

Apr 14 02:45:16 ManPOS systemd[648]: Listening on PipeWire Multimedia System Sockets.

○ pipewire.service - PipeWire Multimedia Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire.service; disabled; preset: enabled)
     Active: inactive (dead)
TriggeredBy: ● pipewire.socket
  1. Pipewire Multimedia Session manager service:

○ pipewire-media-session.service - PipeWire Media Session Manager
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire-media-session.service; enabled; preset: enabled)
     Active: inactive (dead)

and for the second command I got:

systemctl --user status wireplumber                                                                                 3 ✘ 
Unit wireplumber.service could not be found.

This might be a bit backwards.

pipewire-media-session is deprecated.

To update and (re?)install the meta package for pipewire

sudo pacman -Syu manjaro-pipewire

I dont know if that will help … but it should make sure you have what you should.

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Thank you Thank you Thank you… so I am guessing if I want to go back to pulse I switch the language froom manjaro-pipewire to manjaro-pulse?

I am doing the happy dance now YAY

That would be a fair and accurate assumption …
Except it doesnt work due to dependencies.
It requires a few extra pokes;

sudo pacman -Syu manjaro-pulse pulseaudio-bluetooth

(this may have evolved since last time checked)

See for example here;

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I have never used Deepin DE. I suspect GUI controls killed, stopped or disabled PulseAudio

PipeWire and PulseAudio are not running

  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: off with: pipewire-media-session
    status: off tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 17.0 status: off with: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pacat,pactl

Installing PipeWire metapackage to replace PulseAudio is simpler solution than checking and restarting PulseAudio. The metapackage should also replace pipewire-media-session with wireplumber

Oh I must have missed that.

Yeah - thats going to be a source of problems because Deepin.

Its a hacked-together DE that is built on/against ubuntu with a mix of toolkits.
Expect bugs. Like really - there will be bugs. Some in usability. Some in security.

I think my major gripe is that Pipewire should never have been an option because it wasn’t on my pc. I know smarter linux users would do something better than I did but I assume if I have an option that I can use it. Not if I have the option I have to do something more to get it to work. Maybe that is my ancient 30+ yrs windows brain going on there.

It’s not so much that a situation like this is in the purview of smarter Linux users; moreover, it should suggest users with a willingness to take a more hands-on approach. This should be prerequisite for anyone using a rolling release OS based on Arch, as Manjaro is. Things tend to change all too frequently for it to require any different kind of thinking. Cheers.

I must assume you mean some configuration settings provided by the DE.

In that case - You must talk to Deepin about it.

If they respond … in 3 or 4 years … it will probably be to tell you something about how things have changed since then (and then link to a commit that both does not fix the original issue, and also introduces two more).

My ‘expert opinion’ is that you should avoid that desktop.

Especially if you expect your environment to be anything like professionally polished out of the box.

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