Yesterday by troubleshooting a HDMI audio issue on a laptop I was reinstalling Manjaro on, I had an issue. I don’t want support for that, I just want to let you know so you may have a look at it.
So I installed KDE, I switched from Pulse Audio to Pipewire by installing meta package
manjaro-pipewire, it replaced all Pulse things, I rebooted, it worked. However when I tried to switch back to Pulse Audio, by installing meta package
manjaro-pulse, there was a dependency issue and refused to install, if I recall correctly it was because of
pulseaudio-bluetooth. I didn’t mark the exact issue but now that I remember that I wanted to bring the issue here so maybe you can see what’s wrong in the meta packages.
As said I don’t need support, just wanted to mention it on the forum so you’re aware of it.
$ pamac install manjaro-pulse
Choose optional dependencies for manjaro-pulse:
1: paprefs: Configuration dialog
2: pasystray: system tray application
3: pavucontrol-qt: A Qt volume control tool
4: pulseaudio-ctl: Control volume from the shell or mapped to keyboard shortcuts
5: pulseaudio-equalizer: Graphical equalizer
6: pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa: A 15-band equalizer
7: pulseaudio-jack: Jack support
8: pulseaudio-lirc: IR (lirc) support
9: pulseaudio-rtp: RTP and RAOP support
Enter a selection (default=none):
Error: Failed to prepare transaction:
could not satisfy dependencies:
- unable to satisfy dependency 'pulseaudio-bluetooth' required by manjaro-pulse
I think the problem is that
pipewire-pulse provides pulseaudio-bluetooth which should be removed and replaced by pulse’s package with the same name.
Additionally, if you manually add
manjaro-pulse to packages to install, it seems to work and you switch back to Pulse Audio.