Best way to set up Pipewire?

I’ve seen the announcement of Manjaro 23.1, which looked to me to use Pipewire as standard sound setup now. Also I’ve got Pipewire 1.0 with December’s UPdates.
Nevertheless my system (installed about two years ago) seems to use pulseaudio:

$  inxi -Azy
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  API: ALSA v: k5.15.143-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active

What is the reason, that Pipewire is not running here?
I’d like to switch to Pipewire and found here the command
pamac install manjaro-pipewire
Is this sufficient or should I check anything else?

Yes, this is exactly the way to switch to pipewire (except you prefer pacman :wink: )

It’s a meta package, so it will draw all required packages as dependency.


I did just that on very similar (audio) hardware and it was successful enough on a Manjaro VM (Stable) that I did the same on my main (Manjaro Unstable) computer. Don’t forget to reboot afterwards.

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Nope - run that and reboot.

YMMV, but pipewire is great on my system.

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