No sound - Fresh install Xfce 4.14.2, Kernel 5.8.6-1

Hi All,

First time Manjaro user, coming from Ubuntu

I just installed a new version of Manjaro, I also see a “Virtual output” in my sound but no Hardware Output. The sound was working with the original Windows10 that was on the laptop. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

inxi -Fazy

  Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=4c1c2cbe-bf0a-4dcb-9eca-e7f29fe7ab24 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20TKCTO1WW v: ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20TKCTO1WW v: SDK0R32862 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: N2VET19W (1.04 ) date: 07/10/2020 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 76.2 Wh condition: 80.0/80.0 Wh (100%) volts: 17.2/15.4 
  model: Celxpert 5B10X19050 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
  cycles: 2 
  Topology: 8-Core model: Intel Core i9-10885H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: N/A 
  family: 6 model-id: A5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: C8 L2 cache: 16.0 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 76816 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/5300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 801 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 13: 800 
  14: 800 15: 800 16: 800 
  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 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:9bc4 
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile] vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f95 
  Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-8:3 
  chip ID: 04f2:b6cb serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel,modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0") 
  s-diag: 777mm (30.6") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 186 size: 350x190mm (13.8x7.5") 
  diag: 398mm (15.7") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Lenovo driver: sof-audio-pci 
  alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip ID: 8086:06c8 
  Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10fa 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.6-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9462/9560 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:06f0 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.86 TiB used: 10.71 GiB (0.6%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB2T0HALB-000L7 size: 1.86 TiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
  serial: <filter> rev: 3M2QEXG7 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 1.86 TiB size: 1.83 TiB (98.38%) used: 10.71 GiB (0.6%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: 46.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 38 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2536 
  Processes: 389 Uptime: 6h 43m Memory: 62.45 GiB used: 5.53 GiB (8.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1152 pacman: 1148 
  lib: 341 flatpak: 0 snap: 4 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.05 

Try this:

sudo pacman -S  sof-firmware alsa-ucm-conf
echo "blacklist snd_hda_intel" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist snd_soc_skl" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,0 channels=4" | sudo tee -a /etc/pulse/
echo "load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:0,6 channels=4" | sudo tee -a /etc/pulse/
alsamixer -c 0

press “m” and reboot.

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Hi Wollie,
Thanks for the help, I actually, somewhere along the way with other forums, managed to put some “output devices”

I still followed your instructions, but can’t hear sound.

[lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ sudo pacman -S sof-firmware alsa-ucm-conf
[sudo] password for lavistam: 
warning: sof-firmware-1.5.1-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: alsa-ucm-conf-1.2.3-2 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ echo "blacklist snd_hda_intel" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist snd_hda_intel
[lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ echo "blacklist snd_soc_skl" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist snd_soc_skl
[lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ echo "blacklist snd_soc_skl" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist snd_soc_skl
[lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ echo "load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,0 channels=4" | sudo tee -a /etc/pulse/
load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,0 channels=4
[lavistam@lavistam-manj Downloads]$ echo "load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:0,6 channels=4" | sudo tee -a /etc/pulse/default.
load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:0,6 channels=4

Have you applied this command as well?

press “m” and reboot.

Yes indeed, it showed my 5 boxes, and set Nvidia drivers

Excellent! I did it again, and I saw that the Master Channel was Muted (all the other bars were up). Now it works! After alsamixer -c 0, I just used the up arrow to put the volume up.

What did we do?

Thank you, thank you!

Congratulations! This helped me too! :slight_smile: