Sounds extremely low on Manjaro KDE plasma

Good day I’m using a thinkpad x1 9 generation. After looking everywhere I just can’t find any solution to this issue even after I have reconfigured Alsamixer…
Here is the issue My volume has to be 100% all the time to listen video on youtube some video are super loud some are absolutely low as hell. I’m going to compare this to Windows never had an issue before seem like its proper to manjaro kde. Now I know we can raise the volume on the laptop to 150% but some say that is not good at all for the speakers is this true? I’m the only one with this issue of low volume on thinkpad? the application volume are set to the max too… everything is pretty much looking good and still I’m having a lot of issue to hear anything… Thanks legends!

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On KDE there may be an audio issue with sound servers PulseAudio and Pipewire running concurrently
Please post response to this command to show system information

inxi -Fazy

But an issue with the volume control or loss of audio output might be due to the audio codec not being detected correctly in ALSA

Please post response to this command to show ALSA information

sudo --upload

good day thanks for the answer! First inxi -Fazy
Kernel: 5.12.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.12-x86_64
root=UUID=4440475e-cd69-41c5-bc80-1ac1e577813f rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor resume=UUID=bd55c49b-70a1-42f2-9d5f-9e3909eea15a
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20XWCTO1WW v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20XWCTO1WW v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial:
UEFI: LENOVO v: N32ET47W (1.23 ) date: 03/26/2021
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.9 Wh (94.7%) condition: 59.0/57.0 Wh (103.4%)
volts: 17.1 min: 15.4 model: SMP 5B10W13973 type: Li-poly serial:
status: Discharging cycles: 8
Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 78
cache: L2: 12 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 44864
Speed: 1257 MHz min/max: 400/4700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1257 2: 1098
3: 716 4: 1288 5: 1131 6: 964 7: 1171 8: 1122
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Iris Xe Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Syntek Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-4:3
chip-ID: 174f:2455 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x317mm (20.0x12.5")
s-diag: 599mm (23.6")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 162 size: 301x188mm (11.9x7.4")
diag: 355mm (14")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.3
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.2-1-MANJARO running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: no
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac:
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 26.23 GiB (5.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS512GDE9X081N
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: rev: 41710C20 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 459.74 GiB size: 451.46 GiB (98.20%)
used: 26.23 GiB (5.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.9 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Processes: 240 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 161 Memory: 15.36 GiB
used: 2.49 GiB (16.2%) Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1227 pacman: 1219 lib: 328 flatpak: 0 snap: 8
Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04
Second with Alsa
cat: ‘/sys/module/snd_soc_skl_hda_dsp/parameters/*’: No such file or directory
Uploading information to … Done!

Your ALSA information is located at
Please inform the person helping you.

Hope this help thanks you!