Having troubles getting the internal (system) speakers working

Hey installed Manjaro KDE on a separate drive on my HP Envy ep0xxx and am having troubles getting the internal (system) speakers working and was wondering if the hivemind had any suggestions.

Here’s an inix to get started let me know anything else you need

 System:
  Kernel: 5.15.7-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=2d86a5fc-e667-4060-aad9-67c82e65009b rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 15-ep0xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 878E v: 18.33 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.07 date: 07/30/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.5 Wh (46.4%) condition: 76.5/76.5 Wh (100.0%)
    volts: 12.4 min: 11.6 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: Charging cycles: 87
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-10750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3040 high: 3605 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 3455 2: 2670 3: 1297
    4: 3605 5: 3603 6: 3601 7: 2743 8: 3600 9: 1723 10: 3274 11: 3498 12: 3416
    bogomips: 62431
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: nvidia v: 470.86 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1f12 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 507x285mm (20.0x11.2")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0401
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
    v: 3.0 port: 4060 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.39 TiB used: 856.27 GiB (60.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Samsung
    model: MZVLB1T0HBLR-000H1 size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: HPS0NEXF temp: 47.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
    model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 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: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 48.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 457.09 GiB (98.20%)
    used: 52.06 GiB (11.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 292 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    file: /swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C pch: 52.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
    temp: 46 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 389 Uptime: 45m wakeups: 3283 Memory: 31.12 GiB
  used: 3.2 GiB (10.3%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1320 lib: 387 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
  default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

I see it says PulseAudio is not running. Did you uninstall pulseaudio or disable it? What happens if you re-enable it?

install manjaro-pipewire and sof-firmware packages. enable the services systemctl --user enable pipewire pipewire-pulse pipewire-media-session and reboot. enter speaker-test -c2 to check if you get any audio ouput.

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Thankyou much looks like that worked, only it can’t find the pipewire-media-session.system file to start the daemon