Hello there! I’m new to forums (usually just lurk and figure things out myself) so forgive me for any poor etiquette and whatnot, but feel free to correct me.
My issue is very similar to another Manjaro forum post called “Internal speakers do not work, other audio does = headphones, bt, hdmi” (I can’t link it because I cannot post links (yet?)) - I have the same laptop and seemingly the same sound issue, but I can’t seem to get my speakers working on any other kernel, either. I have tried Manjaro and another arch-based distro to no avail, but I do get sound from the speakers on an ubuntu live session and on Windows 10, so the speakers do physically work. I’m fairly experienced with linux, but this is the first time I’ve ever had to go into any depth in the linux audio system so I really don’t know what I’m doing here. I’ve seen a lot of Arch forum posts about the Acer Swift 5 having trouble with its internal microphone, but mine does not seem to be having any issues with its microphone at all.
I’ve tried replacing pulseaudio and alsa with pipewire, but that has not changed anything. Both before and after the replacement, audio appears to be playing in pavucontrol and I’ve messed with the alsamixer settings to try and get it to actually play by turning up all the volumes, unmuting and muting various outputs, and disabling the auto-mute mode, but nothing happens. speaker-test does not output anything either, but it shows as playing in pavucontrol. I can’t see any obvious errors in dmesg (though I may have just overlooked something, again, I am inexperienced with audio troubleshooting on linux).
I feel like I’ve tried everything I could think of so I’m hoping somebody can give me some guidance. I’ll post any logs or script outputs here upon request. Thanks!