How to know what audio driver am I using?

I installed the manjaro-pipewire thru the pamac and I want to know if I am currently using it right now or not. How can I know if where my sound coming from is pipewire, pulseAudio, Jack or ALSA?

Thank you guys (in advance and from my previous questions)!

first step, to see what is installed and running: inxi -A

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Check system information

inxi -Ax | grep -E 'PulseAudio|PipeWire'

If you are using PulseAudio, sound servers should look like this:

  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: no

For PipeWire it should look like this:

  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes
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pactl info


this is the result:

Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.10-1-MANJARO running: yes
           Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes

ah. it’s called “sound server”. thank you.
But why do I have two sound server?


here’s the result:

Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no

thank you all for all the help manjaro community.


Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 58
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: ****
Host Name: Manjaro-PC
Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.38)
Server Version: 15.0.0
Default Sample Specification: float32le 2ch 48000Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo
Default Source: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo
Cookie: 42d2:7531

it says pulseAudio on pipewire. so it’s a layer only for pulseaudio. thank you.

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