EasyEffects not working

Before I replace my Mic, cause it is super sensitive and catches sounds from even the other floor, I wanted to try EasyEffects. I have PulseEffects installed already, installed EasyEffects through pamac, it is available in start menu, under Multimedia, but it does not open.

This is my log when I try to run it:

16/09/2021 08:28	systemd	systemd-coredump@2-8933-0.service: Deactivated successfully.
16/09/2021 08:28	kernel	audit: type=1131 audit(1631777326.304:266): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj==unconfined msg='unit=systemd-coredump@2-8933-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
16/09/2021 08:28	audit	SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj==unconfined msg='unit=systemd-coredump@2-8933-0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
16/09/2021 08:28	kwin_x11	qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 4820, resource id: 37749327, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
16/09/2021 08:28	audit	BPF prog-id=33 op=UNLOAD
16/09/2021 08:28	audit	BPF prog-id=32 op=UNLOAD
16/09/2021 08:28	kernel	audit: type=1334 audit(1631777326.334:267): prog-id=33 op=UNLOAD
16/09/2021 08:28	kernel	audit: type=1334 audit(1631777326.334:268): prog-id=32 op=UNLOAD

inxi

System:
  Kernel: 5.13.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64 
  root=UUID=23e0fe0b-c944-4865-9ab1-de7c75b3c57c ro quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 amd_iommu=on iommu=pt hugepages=8192 
  vfio-pci.ids=1002:73bf,1002:ab28,1002:73a6,1002:73a4,8086:1539 
  video=efifb:off systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=0 gfxpayload=console 
  gfxpayload=auto 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: X570 AORUS MASTER v: -CF 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: X570 AORUS MASTER v: x.x serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F33a date: 01/22/2021 
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 
  model: Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse serial: <filter> 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 62.75 GiB used: 38.02 GiB (60.6%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: 12-Core model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 
  family: 19 (25) model-id: 21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: A201009 cache: 
  L2: 6 MiB bogomips: 177676 
  Speed: 3071 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 3071 2: 2869 3: 3614 4: 2880 5: 3101 6: 2864 7: 3637 8: 2879 9: 2883 
  10: 3586 11: 2869 12: 2216 13: 3657 14: 2195 15: 2194 16: 2198 17: 2192 
  18: 2910 19: 2988 20: 2859 21: 2197 22: 2199 23: 2199 24: 2196 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1 
  bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy 
  constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total cqm_occup_llc 
  cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists erms extapic extd_apicid f16c 
  flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fsrm fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibrs ibs 
  invpcid irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor 
  movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx ospke osvw 
  overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core 
  perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pku pni popcnt pse pse36 rdpid rdpru 
  rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sha_ni skinit smap smca smep ssbd 
  sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor svm svm_lock syscall tce 
  topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl v_vmsave_vmload vaes vgif vmcb_clean 
  vme vmmcall vpclmulqdq wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt 
  xsaves 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, 
  STIBP: always-on, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] driver: vfio-pci 
  v: 0.2 alternate: amdgpu bus-ID: 0e:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73bf class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: AMD Navi 14 [Radeon RX 5500/5500M / Pro 5500M] vendor: Tul 
  driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 11:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:7340 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB driver: usbfs 
  bus-ID: 5-4.1:4 chip-ID: 046d:082d class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3760x1920 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 994x508mm (39.1x20.0") 
  s-diag: 1116mm (43.9") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 
  size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 685mm (27") 
  Monitor-2: DVI-D-0 res: 1200x1920 hz: 60 
  OpenGL: 
  renderer: Radeon RX 5500 XT (NAVI14 DRM 3.41.0 5.13.13-1-MANJARO LLVM 12.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21 HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] 
  driver: vfio-pci v: 0.2 alternate: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 0e:00.1 
  chip-ID: 1002:ab28 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio vendor: Tul driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 11:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab38 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-3: Creative Sound Blaster GC7 type: USB 
  driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-3:3 
  chip-ID: 041e:3271 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB driver: usbfs 
  bus-ID: 5-4.1:4 chip-ID: 046d:082d class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: vfio-pci 
  v: 0.2 modules: igb port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1539 
  class-ID: 0200 
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel 
  port: c000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
  IF-ID-2: vnet0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-5:6 
  chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running 
  rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
RAID:
  Supported mdraid levels: raid1 
  Device-1: md127 maj-min: 9:127 type: mdraid level: mirror status: active 
  size: 3.64 TiB 
  Info: report: 2/2 UU blocks: 3906884608 chunk-size: N/A super-blocks: 1.2 
  Components: Online: 
  0: sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 3.64 TiB 
  1: sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 3.64 TiB 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: raw: 9.57 TiB usable: 5.93 TiB used: 1.51 TiB (25.4%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 500GB 
  size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXE7 temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:6 vendor: Seagate model: XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite 
  size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 82A7T9PA temp: 48.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/nvme2n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXE7 temp: 28.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-4: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWE140 size: 3.64 TiB 
  block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD 
  rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: FP1R scheme: GPT 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWE140 size: 3.64 TiB 
  block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD 
  rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: FP1R scheme: GPT 
  ID-6: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: DB6Q scheme: GPT 
  ID-7: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB 
  size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 432.76 GiB size: 424.96 GiB (98.20%) 
  used: 63.19 GiB (14.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:3 
  label: N/A uuid: 23e0fe0b-c944-4865-9ab1-de7c75b3c57c 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1024 MiB size: 1022 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 312 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:4 label: N/A 
  uuid: 93E7-B14B 
  ID-3: /home/<filter>/Data raw-size: 3.64 TiB size: 3.58 TiB (98.40%) 
  used: 1.1 TiB (30.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/md127p1 maj-min: 259:9 
  label: Mirror-Data uuid: 6d1d9f0e-297a-4e04-9f0c-5b112e55cc52 
  ID-4: /home/<filter>/Desktop raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Desktop 
  ID-5: /home/<filter>/Documents raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Documents 
  ID-6: /home/<filter>/Downloads raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Downloads 
  ID-7: /home/<filter>/Family raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Family 
  ID-8: /home/<filter>/Games raw-size: 232.88 GiB size: 228.17 GiB (97.98%) 
  used: 6.3 GiB (2.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme2n1p2 maj-min: 259:5 
  label: Games uuid: 4f0d4fe8-1ac7-464d-8fc3-184c5a85b320 
  ID-9: /home/<filter>/Multimedia raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Multimedia 
  ID-10: /home/<filter>/Pictures raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Pics 
  ID-11: /home/<filter>/Public raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Public 
  ID-12: /home/<filter>/Torrents raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Download 
  ID-13: /home/<filter>/Videos raw-size: N/A size: 4.96 TiB 
  used: 2.55 TiB (51.4%) fs: cifs dev: /dev/Video 
  ID-14: /home/<filter>/VirtualMachines raw-size: 365.76 GiB 
  size: 358.95 GiB (98.14%) used: 280.04 GiB (78.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd2 
  maj-min: 8:50 label: VirtualMachines 
  uuid: 5137490c-6ebe-46b0-9801-91a949fdb7c1 
  ID-15: /run/timeshift/backup raw-size: 100 GiB size: 100 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 66.36 GiB (66.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1 maj-min: 8:49 
  label: Timeshift uuid: 54577f50-a5fe-4f0d-bf5b-81c530421b73 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: d69b52fd-11a0-4280-a101-c1617f865ac7 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:7 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:8 size: 953.85 GiB fs: ntfs label: Games 
  uuid: BE28BF4928BEFF87 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33 size: 499 MiB fs: ntfs label: Recovery 
  uuid: 6CAA2DB1AA2D78AA 
  ID-4: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34 size: 100 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: AE2E-0C80 
  ID-5: /dev/sdc3 maj-min: 8:35 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-6: /dev/sdc4 maj-min: 8:36 size: 232.28 GiB fs: ntfs label: Win10x64 
  uuid: C4F42EDBF42ED00A 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Integrated Express IT8297 RGB LED Controller 
  type: Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 048d:8297 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 1-3:3 info: Creative Sound Blaster GC7 
  type: HID,Abstract (modem),CDC-Data,Audio 
  driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 041e:3271 class-ID: 0102 
  serial: <filter> 
  Hub-2: 1-6:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0608 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 3-1:2 info: ASUSTek ROG CHAKRAM type: HID,Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 500mA chip-ID: 0b05:18e3 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 3-2:3 info: ASUSTek ROG CHAKRAM type: HID,Mouse,Keyboard 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 0b05:18e5 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: 3-3:4 info: Saitek PLC PS2700 Rumble Pad type: HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 200mA chip-ID: 06a3:f620 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-4: 3-4:5 info: ThrustMaster T.Flight Stick X type: HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 80mA 
  chip-ID: 044f:b106 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-5: 3-5:6 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0029 
  class-ID: e001 
  Hub-5: 3-6:7 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0608 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 3-6.1:8 info: Logitech USB Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c53f class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 3-6.4:9 info: SHARKOON Keyboard type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: semitek,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA 
  chip-ID: 1ea7:0907 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-7: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-8: 5-3:2 info: VIA Labs USB2.0 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 2109:2815 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-9: 5-4:3 info: Hitachi ports: 3 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 045b:0209 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 5-4.1:4 info: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: Video,Audio 
  driver: usbfs interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 046d:082d class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 5-4.3:5 info: EIZO EIZO USB HID Monitor type: HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 056d:4008 class-ID: 0300 
  Hub-10: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 
  speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-11: 6-3:2 info: VIA Labs USB3.0 Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.2 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 2109:0815 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-12: 6-4:3 info: Hitachi ports: 3 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 045b:0210 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.8 C mobo: 16.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 52.0 C 
  mem: 0.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 509 Uptime: 56m wakeups: 8 Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1522 pacman: 1514 lib: 428 flatpak: 8 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06 

Any ideas?

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Thank you for your reply.
I did try search, and follow the guides too, but I don’t think it is working and I was confused with all the terms, pulse, alsa, jack, etc… Have been making a lot of changes to my audio trying to get VMs to have better sound, and also remove cracks and delays. Now they are fine but not sure what is installed/removed… :pleading_face:

Your problem appears to be that you are still running pulseaudio, you have pipewire installed but not enabled.

Try this command:

pamac remove manjaro-pulse pulseaudio-equalizer pulseaudio-jack pulseaudio-lirc pulseaudio-rtp && pamac install manjaro-pipewire

Then restart your machine and try easyeffects again. Make sure that pulseeffects is not running.

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I had removed most of these packages but not all.
Also I reinstalled both manjaro-pipewire and easyeffects and now it works.
Thank you!

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Ok… something is still wrong here…
After the next reboot, where the only thing I did was open Easy Effects and add 1 plugin for mic, I don’t have sound at all… No icon in my taskbar, no option in my System Settings and of course no output at my sound card (USB).

post output of pactl info

and of pactl list sinks

I used Timeshift to restore my state, before I even tried to install EasyEffects. Old habit that saved me lots of times…
Now, I am right at the state before I installed it and, based on your request, I see that I am using PusleAudio and not Pipewire.

pactl info

Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 9
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: wizard
Host Name: wizzy-amd-manjaro
Server Name: pulseaudio
Server Version: 15.0
Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.usb-Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52-03.analog-surro
und-21
Default Source: alsa_input.usb-Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52-03.iec958-ster
eo
Cookie: 1eda:f892

pactl list sinks

Sink #0
        State: SUSPENDED
        Name: alsa_output.usb-Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52-03.analog-surround-21
        Description: Sound Blaster GC7 Analog Surround 2.1
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Sample Specification: s16le 3ch 48000Hz
        Channel Map: front-left,front-right,lfe
        Owner Module: 6
        Mute: no
        Volume: front-left: 29398 /  45% / -20.89 dB,   front-right: 29398 /  45% / -20.89 dB,   lfe: 29398 /  45% / -20.89 dB
                balance 0.00
        Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
        Monitor Source: alsa_output.usb-Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52-03.analog-surround-21.monitor
        Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
        Flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
        Properties:
                alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
                device.api = "alsa"
                device.class = "sound"
                alsa.class = "generic"
                alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
                alsa.name = "USB Audio"
                alsa.id = "USB Audio"
                alsa.subdevice = "0"
                alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
                alsa.device = "0"
                alsa.card = "1"
                alsa.card_name = "Sound Blaster GC7"
                alsa.long_card_name = "Creative Technology Ltd Sound Blaster GC7 at usb-0000:09:00.1-3, high speed"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:09:00.1-usb-0:3:1.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.2/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:08.0/0000:09:00.1/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.3/sound/card1"
                udev.id = "usb-Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52-03"
                device.bus = "usb"
                device.vendor.id = "041e"
                device.vendor.name = "Creative Technology, Ltd"
                device.product.id = "3271"
                device.product.name = "Sound Blaster GC7"
                device.serial = "Creative_Technology_Ltd_Sound_Blaster_GC7_61980B176F875A52"
                device.string = "surround21:1"
                device.buffering.buffer_size = "524286"
                device.buffering.fragment_size = "262140"
                device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
                device.profile.name = "analog-surround-21"
                device.profile.description = "Analog Surround 2.1"
                device.description = "Sound Blaster GC7 Analog Surround 2.1"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-usb"
        Ports:                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (type: Speaker, priority: 10000, availability unknown)
        Active Port: analog-output-speaker
        Formats:                pcm

Now, I am right at the state before I installed it and, based on your request, I see that I am using PusleAudio and not Pipewire.

Indeed, that would be the reason EasyEffects stopped working, so would I be right to assume replacing pulseaudio with pipewire again solved this issue?

That is what I tried to do on the first place and failed…

You’re gonna need to be more specific about how you failed, did you get any errors? What did you do? What was the result?

  1. Ran Timeshift to create a restore point
  2. Installed EasyEffects, didn’t work
  3. Removed the packages as per your suggestion. Looked ok.
  4. Rebooted, and there were no sound devices and no sound.
  5. Tried lots of install/remove packages, couldn’t make it work
  6. Ran Timeshift again, to restore back to 1

So, now I am in the point to try enabling Pipewire and install EasyEffects, over PulseAudio, which is the one it seems I am using. But the guide I followed, made the above happens, so I need another guide.

The command I gave you should literally uninstall pulse and replace it with pipewire, and you can use pactl info to see if you’re running pipewire or not (should say:
Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.35)
)

Once you have reached that step, it’s time to check if your audio is working on pipewire, and if not, find out why.

After that you can finally try easyeffects.

Gotta work in steps when troubleshooting things like this, steps or levels.

Level 1 for sound is usually ALSA which is what your drivers usually interface with.
Level 2 would be the sound server or other middleware, this is pipewire or pulse usually; they also interface with alsa (or rather run at least in part on top of it)
Level 3 would be things that alter your sound (e.g. pulse/easyeffects)
Level 4 would be the actual applications.

If something’s breaking, you have to find out at which point it’s breaking first, then see if you can fix that or not before moving on to the next level.

Also the levels depend on setup really, some people just have alsa and applications running on alsa, no middleware/sound server like pulse or pipewire, and no further middleware like equalizers, just the applications that produce sound.

But it’s simple to deduce logically. For anything to work, the level before needs to be fully functional.


By the sound of it you’re following a guide, is that guide made for manjaro? This is pretty important, as you should be able to see based on the command I gave you manjaro handles the specific packages involved (pipewire and pulse) in a unique way different from other distros and trying to forcefully bypass that is bound to lead to problems.

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Since I couldn’t find a specific Manjaro guide, I followed this one:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/PipeWire

And then for EasyEffects this:

But maybe my mistake was that I didn’t do all the tests before proceeding to the next step (level). Will try again. Thank you.

Ok, so I followed a YT guide I found, and it worked.

sudo pamac remove pulseaudio
sudo pamac install manjaro-pipewire plasma-pa

reboot

systemctl --user list-unit-files | grep pipewire

pipewire-media-session.service	enabled		enabled
pipewire-pulse.service			disabled	enabled
pipewire.service				disabled	enabled
pipewire-pulse.socket			enabled		enabled
pipewire.socket					masked		enabled

At this point I had no detected devices on my system, but the speaker appeared, although with a red line.
After a bit of googling:

sudo systemctl --machine=username@.host --user unmask pipewire.socket
systemctl --user restart pipewire.service pipewire.socket pipewire-pulse.service pipewire-pulse.socket pipewire-media-session.service

And now everything works fine.

Will try EasyEffects later, after I reboot again and make sure everything works.

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ah so you uninstalled your volume control application, I recall you mentioned this before, if you had told me you were on KDE I could have given you that command earlier, since I made that mistake too once :wink:

Do you have to run that last command on every boot? or just the first time? And is everything working for you now?

I did one reboot after it worked, and looks fine now. I will check tomorrow however to be 100% sure.
Also, the reason I wanted to install EasyEffects on the first place, was to use the Noice Cancellation plugin, but my friends on Discord could not hear any background noise anymore, just by enabling Pipewire!

Just the first time. Since then it works with no issues.