Sound suddenly off

just I installed a fresh Manjaro on a MSI barebone. It works fine but after 3 o 4 reboots the sound suddenly goes off.
If I goes to sound manager I have the same output (HDMI) and it seems like computer makes it sound but I can't hear anything.

Can somebody help me?


can you check with pavucontrol

Can you check the sound settings with alsamixer (on console)?

Are these soft reboots (no powering down)?
Is the sound back if you power down and turn on again?

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If you are using gnome, i have the same issue. For some reason after waking up, the system selects the wrong audio device.

I use a TV with HDMI as my monitor, not sure yet why it happens tho, selecting the correct device corrects the issue. Not permanent but i haven't investigated much yet.

  • get names of all available sinks - pactl list short sinks
  • check for correct name of 'Default Sink' - pactl info
  • if change of name required - pactl set-default-sink SINK - replace 'SINK' with name

or install pasystray to view/change default in GUI

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Hi, This is What I geg if I type Inxi - Fxxxz:

  Host: alfred-msi Kernel: 5.3.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 9.2.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.34.1 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.34.1 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: MICRO-STAR product: MS-B09611 v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-B0961 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: EB096IMS V1.4 date: 09/07/2015 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard 
  serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 17567 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 500/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 799 
  3: 798 4: 798 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1616 
  Display: x11 server: 1.20.5 driver: i915 compositor: gnome-shell 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:160c 
  Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:9ca0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.11-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:08b3 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 28.36 GiB (3.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JPLX-00MBPT0 
  size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 1H01 scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / size: 915.89 GiB used: 28.36 GiB (3.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 203 Uptime: 3m Memory: 15.53 GiB used: 1.81 GiB (11.6%) 
  Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 
  running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.36 


I'm using my Tv as screen with HDMI connection too! I've a barebone and I has no other sound output.

I Installed pasystray, rebooted and I've the same problem.

I don't know how to proceed with this:

I'm new


it's copy and paste of the highlighted portions into a terminal to get the output

if you are running pavucontrol for sound you generally have to turn off the device you arent using because for some reason it tends to default to the one you dont want. Every install i have done it's the same. if you have more than one active sound device enabled it defaults to the one you dont want to use so you have to turn that one off.

copy/paste to terminal like before
pactl list short sinks
pactl info

After install pasystray, at third reboot it just worked.

But after three other reboots I'd no sound again :frowning:

Hi, If I think that there is some problems with VLC, when I install I can't get any sound anytime

pactl list short sinks
0	alsa_output.pci-0000_00_03.0.hdmi-stereo-extra1	module-alsa-card.c	s16le 2ch 44100Hz	SUSPENDED


pactl info
Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 33
Server Protocol Version: 33
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 12
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: alfred
Host Name: alfred-msi
Server Name: pulseaudio
Server Version: 13.0-dirty
Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_03.0.hdmi-stereo-extra1
Default Source: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo
Cookie: 0931:671f


I only have HDMI sound installed.

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