Volume +/-/mute keys do not work

Hi, not sure if that’s the right place to post, but since a few days, my volume +/-/mute keys (on f3, f2 and f1 respectively) don’t work, while all the others (change brightness, …) work no problem, and i know it does not come from my hardware since they still work as fn keys. I’ve tried rebooting my pc and restarting Pulseaudio, no success.

Here is the output of inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --width :

System:
  Kernel: 5.16.14-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.16-x86_64
    root=UUID=ae898843-225c-4739-954d-1d43b362939c rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82LN v: IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: H2CN23WW date: 12/13/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 44.2 Wh (70.5%) condition: 62.7/70.0 Wh (89.5%)
    volts: 15.7 min: 15.2 model: Celxpert L19C4PF1 type: Li-poly
    serial: <filter> status: discharging cycles: 72
Memory:
  RAM: total: 5.72 GiB used: 3.85 GiB (67.3%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 2 family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x68 (104) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8608102
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB L3: 8 MiB
    desc: 2x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1666 high: 2139 min/max: 1400/4370 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1638 2: 1929
    3: 1537 4: 1415 5: 1660 6: 1635 7: 1783 8: 1600 9: 1556 10: 1863 11: 1577
    12: 1397 13: 1893 14: 1631 15: 2139 16: 1408 bogomips: 57504
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
    bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy
    constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total
    cqm_occup_llc cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid
    f16c flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibrs ibs
    irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe
    msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae
    pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb
    pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rapl rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a
    rdtscp rep_good sep sha_ni skinit smap smca smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1
    sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext tsc
    tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall
    wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  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
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Lucienne vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:164c class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Syntek Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 174f:2459 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x15f5 built: 2019
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
    diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.44.0 5.16.14-1-MANJARO LLVM 13.0.1)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.14-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lenovo driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c822
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-3:2 chip-ID: 0bda:c123 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 6 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 207.16 GiB (43.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Lenovo
    model: UMIS RPJTJ512MEE1OWX size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 2.1C0628 temp: 29.9 C scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 237.85 GiB size: 233.05 GiB (97.99%)
    used: 63.18 GiB (27.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
    label: N/A uuid: ae898843-225c-4739-954d-1d43b362939c
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
    used: 28.6 MiB (11.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
    label: SYSTEM_DRV uuid: 4ED7-C9AA
  ID-3: /run/media/nora/Windows-SSD raw-size: 237.85 GiB
    size: 237.85 GiB (100.00%) used: 143.96 GiB (60.5%) fs: ntfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 label: Windows-SSD
    uuid: 466CDAAD6CDA9751
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required>
    label: N/A uuid: N/A
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 1000 MiB fs: ntfs
    label: WINRE_DRV uuid: 5802DBE802DBC960
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Syntek Integrated Camera type: Video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 174f:2459 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-3:2 info: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: Bluetooth
    driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 0bda:c123 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 58.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 343 Uptime: 21h 45m wakeups: 28 Init: systemd v: 250
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1430
  lib: 395 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15

Does anyone have an idea about what causes this issue ?
Thanks !!!

oops right sorry, i added the output of inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --width

Assuming that the keys do work, just have a go at setting the shortcuts in your settings… on KDE, just search ‘Shortcuts’ and type ‘volume’ in the filter.

You can select to set a custom shortcut, and initially test it with Volume Up button (Fn+F1 if it’s indirect) and then test it again with something like Ctrl+F1 if that doesn’t work for some reason.

There’s also a nifty little screencast software called ‘screenkey’. Install and run that, and you’ll see everything your keyboard sends…

thanks for your answer !
unfortunately, i’ve tried giong in the KDE settings, but the F3 key (which should raise volume) is not detected, while Fn + F3 (which should do the F3 action) is detected. My other keys (for brightness for example) are detected as they should.

Also, i’ve tried screenkey, and it detects my keys perfectly, so this is not a problem with my keyboard

I got a idea: Set the keyboard’s default setting in BIOS about Fn.

This may help you check if and how are those keys identified by your system.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Keyboard_input

I got a idea: Set the keyboard’s default setting in BIOS about Fn.

i’ve tried, but i always have the same issue

This may help you check if and how are those keys identified by your system.
Keyboard input - ArchWiki

the keys were detected in showkey --keycodes with keycodes 113, 114 & 115, but i don’t understand what should i do with this information

I’m thinking about reinstalling Manjaro on my system and (finally) using Timeshift, does anyone know if this kind of issue would be fixed by rolling back my system using Timeshift ?

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if you have a timeshift when the keys worked, then it would probably help… also i noticed that you are running both pulseaudio and pipewire, use only one of them, if you want to use pulse install this package: manjaro-pulse - it will automaticaly remove pipewire, if you want pipewire install: manjaro-pipewire - it will automaticaly remove pulse, then reboot … also try switching kernels, instal the 5.15 and 5.10 LTS and try with them the volume keys
try also cleaning cache: rm -rf ~/.cache/* then reboot

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i removed pipewire, since pulseaudio was needed for some other packages, installed 5.15 and 5.10 kernels and booted using them, removed the cache, but it still doesn’t work :frowning:

i think i’m just going to reinstall manjaro, and setup timeshift correctly so that i know what to do if stuff like this happen again, but it’s really annoying

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you could also try reseting shortcuts and keyboard… go to system settings/shortcuts and click default, then apply… go to system settings/input devices/keyboard/hardware click default, then apply, then reboot

Yes, something went askew - I’m lost with this one. The last time anything like this happened with me, it was hardware - an 8 year old logitech k270 needed to go in the skip.

Might be the same case as for this model Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14alc05 - ArchWiki
Other than that i could find only this about it
Ideapad 5 15alc05 · GitHub