Hello, this post is somewhat in reference to another post I was reading online which led me to find a temporary solution to a problem that seems to exist on some MSI laptops. I have figured out a temporary fix to this problem that seems to work on my laptop at least. Since I am a fairly new linux user I am trying to better understand this problem and how, once you see my fix, I could make this a permanent fix.
See similar post here: no-sound-at-all-msi-laptop/40789
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
Key take away: When I boot there is no sound. Every time I start I have to first run alsamixer. Then I have to press F6 to select my sound card (HDA Intel PCH). Then I go to the “Headphones” option and have to turn it all the way up. Then I am able to use my speakers on my laptop as long as the program is running.
After I do these 3 steps upon booting the problem is temporarily fixed and I can play audio using my external speakers.
Is there a permanent solution for this?