No sound on Dell XPS 15 9530

@angioli ,I also have a new DELL XPS 15 9530, also latest kernel, just installed Manjaro Cinnamon a day ago, but the audio does not work at all for me.

Did you have to do anything to get it to work ?

$  lspci | grep -i audio
0000:00:1f.3 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation Raptor Lake-P/U/H cAVS (rev 01)
[sum@xps ~]$ aplay -l
aplay: device_list:277: no soundcards found...
[sum@xps ~]$ sudo amixer sset Master unmute
[sudo] password for sum: 
ALSA lib confmisc.c:855:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:5204:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_inum returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:422:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:5204:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1342:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:5204:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:5727:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib control.c:1570:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL sysdefault
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
[sum@xps ~]$ inxi -SMaz
  Kernel: 6.5.5-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.5-x86_64
    root=UUID=498adc10-2a26-4dca-b6e4-fd2a56958fbc rw quiet
  Desktop: Cinnamon v: 5.8.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9530 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0PKR91 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.3.2 date: 04/24/2023

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If your language isn’t English, please prepend any and all terminal commands with LC_ALL=C. For example:

LC_ALL=C bluetoothctl

This will just cause the terminal output to be in English, making it easier to understand and debug.

Hope you manage!

Please post more information about audio devices detected in ALSA

sudo --upload

IT should have been installed, but double check and make sure sof-firmware is installed.

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I just checked the package list for latest Cinnamon ISOs and it does not include sof-firmware

So OP will probably need to install sof-firmware to get most of the audio working without woofer speakers (similar state to user in other topic)

Then get alsa-info data and upload it to the kernel bugzilla report
217906 – Dell XPS 15 9530: subwoofer not working, and ACPI _DSD Properties…
so ALSA developers can work out a patch for the woofer amplifier