GNOME Manjaro no sound at all

Hi, I recently installed manjaro, and there is no sound at all. In sound outputs, it shows only dummy sound and I cannot connect to my bluetooth earphones(it doesn’t show up in bluetooth devices) how can i fix this

System:
  Kernel: 6.1.1-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=4bf49c39-63d3-4256-91fe-3bf17f3d4f9a rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME v: 43.2 tk: GTK v: 3.24.36 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 43.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: iMac18,3 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 v: Mac-BE088AF8C5EB4FA2
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-BE088AF8C5EB4FA2 v: iMac18,3
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple v: 499.40.2.0.0 date: 08/22/2022
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard serial: <filter>
    charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.66 GiB used: 3.05 GiB (39.8%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-7500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake
    gen: core 7 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3500 high: 3800 min/max: 800/3800 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 3400 2: 3400 3: 3800
    4: 3400 bogomips: 27208
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
    arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush
    clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida
    intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor
    movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm
    pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp
    rep_good sdbg sep smap smep smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi
    vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
    disabled
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
    PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
    vendor: Apple driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 code: Arctic Islands
    process: GF 14nm built: 2016-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2,DP-3 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df
    class-ID: 0300 temp: 57.0 C
  Device-2: Apple FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 05ac:8511 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: amdgpu display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Apple iMac serial: <filter> built: 2016
    res: 3840x2160 dpi: 163 gamma: 1.2 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23")
    diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 470 Graphics
    (polaris10 LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.49 6.1.1-1-MANJARO) direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.1-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC vendor: Apple
    driver: brcmfmac v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43ba class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0
    chip-ID: 14e4:1686 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Apple Bluetooth USB Host Controller type: USB
    driver: btusb,hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 05ac:8296
    class-ID: fe01
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 965.05 GiB used: 9.5 GiB (1.0%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Apple model: SSD SM0032L
    size: 26.08 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 4096 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s
    lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: DXZ77A0Q temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Apple model: HDD ST1000DM003
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: AQ04 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade
    size: 7.45 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: 1.27 scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 837.89 GiB size: 823.66 GiB (98.30%) used: 9.48 GiB (1.2%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 label: N/A
    uuid: 4bf49c39-63d3-4256-91fe-3bf17f3d4f9a
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 200 MiB size: 196.9 MiB (98.44%)
    used: 25.1 MiB (12.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: EFI
    uuid: 2860-11F4
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 size: 300 MiB fs: vfat label: EFI
    uuid: 5F66-17ED
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 25.78 GiB fs: apfs label: N/A
    uuid: 442e9b67-fe4a-4fdb-b09b-4af1b834bc56
  ID-3: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 93.43 GiB fs: apfs label: N/A
    uuid: 442e9b67-fe4a-4fdb-b09b-4af1b834bc56
  ID-4: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 3.54 GiB fs: iso9660
  ID-5: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 4 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI
    uuid: 4E6A-3480
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 16 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-2:2 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c534 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 1-4:3 info: SanDisk Cruzer Blade type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 200mA
    chip-ID: 0781:5567 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-5:4 info: Apple FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) type: Video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 05ac:8511 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Device-4: 1-6:5 info: Apple Bluetooth USB Host Controller
    type: Keyboard,Mouse,Bluetooth driver: btusb,hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 6
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 05ac:8296 class-ID: fe01
  Device-5: 1-10:6 info: Pixart Imaging Optical Mouse type: Mouse
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 093a:2510 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 10 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 57.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 261 Uptime: 26m wakeups: 5 Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1211 libs: 311 tools: gnome-software,pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 0
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.24

picture:

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ok, its done

Thank you!

All looks fine according to me. But that doesn’t really mean to much, seeing as I have 0, none, no experience with audio, due to a hearing difficulty and thus not using audio.

So we’ll have to wait for someone else to come along.

ah, thanks anyways:)

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Has it ever worked out of the box with any other distribution?

They can be difficult or even impossible to make work.

The Arch wiki has some information - on sound too. (perhaps an option to the module when it is loaded)

Or other info where this works with other distributions where they tell how they made it work …

ive only used manjaro- my first time with linux. sound was working with windows and mac before this

of course it was working with mac os and with windows as well … linux may work as well or need special treatment to make work
as you just discovered

Look for information in the Arch wiki re your model - or anywhere else linux related.
What works in other distributions will work here as well.

For reference:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Laptop/Apple#Model_list

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still no clue lol

Install another kernel (in addition to the one you have now)
an LTS version from the 5 series
and boot using that

all I can see is that it should work:

Apple Motherboard Mac-BE088AF8C5EB4FA2 iMac18,3

most, if not all, working distributions listed there are (or where, until recently) not using the 6.x version of the kernel

still doesnt work, i installed 5.15.85

You have two audio devices - one internal and one HDMI

I don’t know whether you just selected the wrong one.

Apart from that:
You can try loading the snd_hda_intel sound module with an option
like:

options snd-hda-intel model=intel-mac-v3
or
options snd-hda-intel model=intel-mac-auto

this belongs in a file that you create under

/etc/modprobe.d/

name it like you want it, for example:

/etc/modprobe.d/macsound.conf
and put one(!) of these option lines in it

Easier and quicker to test is to unload the module and re-load it with the option attached
but I’m not going to explain that - too complex to keep it short.

for reference (only two of more sources):

Kernel module - ArchWiki

https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sound/hd-audio/models.rst

search the file for “intel-mac” - it’s way down in the list

All of this is pure speculation on my part - I have no experience whatsoever with mac hardware.

I dont know if this will help inxi -xxz --audi

Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.1-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes

Can you post dmesg | grep audio (as root or sudo) and
two sound servers are running: Pulseaudio and Pipewire.

sudo dmesg | grep audio

[   12.488796] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for CS8409: line_outs=2 (0x24/0x25/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[   12.488801] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   12.488803] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:    hp_outs=1 (0x2c/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   12.488805] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[   12.488806] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:    inputs:
[   12.488807] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:      Internal Mic=0x45
[   12.488809] snd_hda_codec_cs8409 hdaudioC0D0:      Mic=0x3c
[   13.390479] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: bound 0000:01:00.0 (ops amdgpu_dm_audio_component_bind_ops [amdgpu])

I got bluetooth working by installing blueman, is there a software like that for sound?