No audio on new laptop

Hi there, got a brand new Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen7.

I installed the manjaro-sway community edition but it seems audio is not working. I checked if pipewire is installed, and it is. I also installed a GUI for pipewire called qpwgraph but it was not useful to me.

I have also used pavucontrol and tried all four of the listed output devices. (Displayport 1, 2, 3 and speaker/headphones. I don’t have any external display, so I am not sure why those are even there…)

If anyone has an advice or suggestion on what I could try :slight_smile:

which pipewire
inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.15.85-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=414af758-dc0d-4de4-a435-c7bc88b2023b rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=b569708d-739b-4164-8ef6-9b352bb6ed40
  Desktop: sway v: 1.7 info: waybar vt: 2 dm: greetd Distro: Manjaro Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 21CD006YGE
    v: ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 21CD006YGE v: SDK0T76538 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: N3AET65W (1.30 )
    date: 08/02/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 3.4 Wh (5.9%) condition: 57.6/57.0 Wh (101.0%) volts: 15.0
    min: 15.4 model: Sunwoda 5B10W13975 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: charging cycles: 5
  Info: model: 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P bits: 64 type: MST AMCP
    arch: Alder Lake level: v3 note: check built: 2021+
    process: Intel 7 (10nm ESF) family: 6 model-id: 0x9A (154) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0x424
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 mt: 4 tpc: 2 st: 8 threads: 16 smt: enabled
    cache: L1: 1.1 MiB desc: d-8x32 KiB, 4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB, 8x64 KiB L2: 9 MiB
    desc: 4x1.2 MiB, 2x2 MiB L3: 18 MiB desc: 1x18 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1673 high: 3500 min/max: 400/4700:3400 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 975 2: 1435 3: 3395
    4: 3500 5: 456 6: 1057 7: 3202 8: 3487 9: 584 10: 1273 11: 1307 12: 957
    13: 1662 14: 1029 15: 937 16: 1524 bogomips: 79888
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed 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
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable: eIBRS with unprivileged eBPF
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-12.2 process: Intel 10nm built: 2021-22+ ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:46a6 class-ID: 0300
  Display: wayland server: Xwayland v: 22.1.7 compositor: sway v: 1.7 driver:
    gpu: i915 display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Samsung 0x415a built: 2020 res: 3840x2400 hz: 60
    dpi: 323 gamma: 1.2 scale: 2 size: 302x189mm (11.89x7.44") diag: 356mm (14")
    ratio: 16:10 modes: 3840x2400
  API: EGL/GBM Message: No known Wayland EGL/GBM data sources.
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus-ID: 3-9:11 chip-ID: 22d9:2046
    class-ID: 0103 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:51c8 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: OPPO CPH2399 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.85-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:51f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:4
    chip-ID: 8087:0033 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 4 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 29.58 GiB (3.1%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVL21T0HCLR-00BL7
    size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: CL2QGXA7 temp: 41.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 643.55 GiB size: 632.38 GiB (98.26%) used: 27.62 GiB (4.4%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
    used: 29 MiB (11.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 64.45 GiB used: 1.93 GiB (3.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
  System Temperatures: cpu: 87.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 6269
  Processes: 428 Uptime: 22h 48m wakeups: 17 Memory: 31.06 GiB
  used: 6.49 GiB (20.9%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 947 libs: 286 tools: pamac,yay Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: kitty
  inxi: 3.3.24```

Latest update (Jan 24, 2023) had a note that Pipewire was depreciated and to replace it with Wire Plumber. I haven’t done this myself, as sound is still working on my older HP laptop.

Ok after rebooting it seems to work for a short period of time. When I pause music and try continue playback moments later (lets say 20 seconds later), then there is no audio again.

It’s the typical problem about intel audio and new 5.15.xx kernels.
Just upgrade to 6.1 kernel, and will be ok.

Thanks, I think that did the trick! :partying_face:

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