No sound after 8-16-22 stable update --upload output is at

From inxi -Fazi:
Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 8
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.136-1-MANJARO running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes

And from pacmd dump:

Configuration dump generated at Wed Aug 24 19:54:42 2022

load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore
load-module module-augment-properties
load-module module-switch-on-port-available
load-module module-udev-detect
load-module module-alsa-card device_id=“1” name=“pci-0000_01_00.1” card_name=“alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=
no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=no card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1”
load-module module-alsa-card device_id=“0” name=“pci-0000_00_1f.3” card_name=“alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=
no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=no card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1”
load-module module-jackdbus-detect channels=2
load-module module-bluetooth-policy
load-module module-bluetooth-discover
load-module module-bluez5-discover
load-module module-dbus-protocol
load-module module-native-protocol-unix
load-module module-gsettings
load-module module-default-device-restore
load-module module-always-sink
load-module module-intended-roles
load-module module-suspend-on-idle
load-module module-console-kit
load-module module-systemd-login
load-module module-position-event-sounds
load-module module-role-cork
load-module module-filter-heuristics
load-module module-filter-apply
load-module module-x11-publish display=:0 xauthority=/home/sperlock/.Xauthority
load-module module-x11-xsmp display=:0 xauthority=/home/sperlock/.Xauthority session_manager=local/angel-iv:@/tmp/.ICE-unix/1161,unix/angel-iv:/tmp/.ICE-uni
load-module module-cli-protocol-unix

set-sink-volume alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo 0xc10b
set-sink-mute alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo no
suspend-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo yes

set-source-volume alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo.monitor 0x10000
set-source-mute alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo.monitor no
suspend-source alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo.monitor yes

set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1 off
set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3 output:iec958-stereo

set-default-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo
set-default-source alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.iec958-stereo.monitor


Suggestions? Thanks!

I would suggest to either use one or another, but not both.
For pipewire install manjaro-pipewire package.
To use pulseaudio install manjaro-pulse package.

Not sure, but maybe this might be helpful as is the same model.

ALSA data is showing onboard audio device Realtek ALC887-VD analog audio outputs are muted (off) with audio level set to 0

!!-------Mixer controls for card PCH

Simple mixer control 'Master',0

  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]

Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0

  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-64.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-64.00dB] [off]

Simple mixer control 'Front',0

  Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]

Only one audio output is not muted for digital audio output (S/PDIF)

Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Mono: Playback [on]

Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Default PCM',0
  Mono: Playback [on]

I suggest using this command to turn off/mute both digital output controls

amixer -c0 sset 'IEC958 Default PCM' mute && amixer -c0 sset 'IEC958' mute

and then unmute and increase audio level for analog audio outputs

amixer -c0 sset 'Master' unmute
amixer -c0 sset 'Headphone' 75% unmute
amixer -c0 sset 'Front' 75% unmute

ALSA Audio settings can also be adjusted in alsamixer -c0

I agree previous comment that users should not have both PulseAudio or PipeWire running simultaneously. But installing manjaro-pulse metapackage cannot remove or stop PipeWire service so it might continue to cause problems for PulseAudio

I suggest using this command to disable PipeWire service

systemctl --user mask pipewire.socket pipewire.service

I also suggest updating motherboard BIOS — Z170-K BIOS & Firmware | Asus Support

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Thanks, nikgnomic - those settings got me back to hearing audio and I’ve ran the command to disable the PipeWire service. manjaro-pulse is already installed and manjaro-pipewire is not installed. Are there any other precautions that I need to take to prevent this from happening again?

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