Pipewire is a new multimedia framework that is replacing pulseaudio.
However, we have been having problems using pipewire with Manjaro KDE…
I - The standard KDE audio volume control is no longer available;
II - We no longer have the audio configuration options (hardware) in the “System Settings”;
III - When we add a new audio device (a bluetooth headset, for example) it does not start to be used automatically by the OS;
IV - The keyboard features/keys for audio control have stopped working.
According to some sources, KDE is not ready to integrate with pipewire…
QUESTION: Any way we can make Manjaro KDE have the features mentioned in items I, II, III and IV back?
NOTE: I believe that many people are having problems with pipewire in Manjaro KDE. If there is still no solution, does anyone have information about actions that are being taken to solve the problems pointed out? @Manjaro-Team
[Refs.: Manjaro KDE - After the last update replaces pulseaudio with pipewire, no more audio volume controls , KDE sound settings miss pulse-audio module "module-gsettings" (#771) · Issues · PipeWire / pipewire · GitLab , 433246 – Pipewire is missing pulseaudio modules , After switching to pipewire, KDE audio settings complain that "module-gsettings" is needed , PipeWire - ArchWiki , PipeWire, the media service transforming the Linux multimedia landscape ]