Sound keys not working Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen8

Hello, im pretty new using Manjaro and Linux in general.
My sound did not work out of the box, so i had to follow the instructions shown in the arch wiki article about my laptop model, i had to open the terminal and run the alsamixer to configure it manually, but still, if i want to lower the volume i need to open the alsamixer again, as i cannot change it with the F Keys at the top of my keyboard, i cant even change the volume using the little board at the top bar of my desk, and everytime i restart the computer, it starts muted again (even the mute led is on), so i have to open the alsa mixer to activate the sound everytime i boot my computer i just need to know if there is a way to solve this issue permanently (im pretty sure there is lol) hope you can help me, thanks in advance.

Having the same problem with the entire row of function keys, E570 thinkpad running Manjaro.