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Thread: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

  1. #1
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    Default The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    Code:
    Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20211016KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.0
    KDE Frameworks Version: 5.86.0
    Qt Version: 5.15.2
    Kernel Version: 5.14.11-1-default (64-bit)
    Graphics Platform: X11
    Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-8559U CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Memory: 7.6 GiB of RAM
    Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
    The computer sound is muted. I can't change that.
    When I try to change the audio, then pavucontol cannot find any devices. The program gets stuck. See picture.

    Neither pavucontrol works with pavucontrol or pavucontrol-qt.

    Code:
    Tumbleweed:~ # zypper se pavucontrol
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S  | Name                | Summary                                 | Type
    ---+---------------------+-----------------------------------------+--------
       | pavucontrol         | PulseAudio Volume Control               | package
       | pavucontrol-lang    | Translations for package pavucontrol    | package
    i+ | pavucontrol-qt      | Qt port of pavucontrol                  | package
    i  | pavucontrol-qt-lang | Translations for package pavucontrol-qt | package
    Tumbleweed:~ #
    

    Code:
    Information for package pulseaudio:
    -----------------------------------
    Repository     : openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Oss
    Name           : pulseaudio
    Version        : 15.0-4.1
    Arch           : x86_64
    Vendor         : openSUSE
    Installed Size : 3.8 MiB
    Installed      : Yes
    Status         : up-to-date
    Source package : pulseaudio-15.0-4.1.src
    Summary        : A Networked Sound Server
    Description    :  
        pulseaudio is a networked sound server for Linux, other Unix like
        operating systems and Microsoft Windows. It is intended to be an
        improved drop-in replacement for the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESOUND).
    
    


    "Muodostetaan PulseAudio yhteyttä. Ole hyvä, ja odota..." mean roughly in English "Establishing a PulseAudio connection. Please wait ..."



    URL: https://paste.opensuse.org/67883639

  2. #2

    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    Have you installed sof firmware?

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    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    Have you installed sof firmware?
    The audio still worked a few days ago, but I can’t say exactly when. I haven't specifically installed anything, but used a zypper dup command.


    Below are the programs that can be found.

    Code:
    S  | Name                           | Summary                                                               | Type
    ---+--------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------
       | FirmwareUpdateKit              | Tool for assisting with DOS-based firmware updates                    | package
       | adaptec-firmware               | Firmware files for Adaptec SAS Cards (AIC94xx Series)                 | package
    i+ | alsa-firmware                  | Firmware Data Files for ALSA                                          | package
       | arm-trusted-firmware           | Arm Trusted Firmware-A                                                | package
       | arm-trusted-firmware-tools     | Tools for ARM Trusted Firmware-A                                      | package
       | atmel-firmware                 | Firmware for Atmel at76c50x Wireless Network Chips                    | package
       | b43legacy-firmware             | Legacy Firmware for Broadcom bcm43xx series based PCI/PCMCIA cards    | package
       | b43legacy-firmware             | Legacy Firmware for Broadcom bcm43xx series based PCI/PCMCIA cards    | srcpackage
       | bananapir2-firmware            | Binary bootloader and firmware files for Banana Pi R2                 | package
       | bcm20702a1-firmware            | Firmware for BCM20702A1 based devices                                 | package
       | bcm43xx-firmware               | Firmware for the Broadcom/Cypress BCM43xx chipset family              | package
       | bladeRF-fpga-firmware          | FPGA firmware for SDR radio receiver                                  | package
       | bladeRF-fx3-firmware           | Microcontroller firmware for SDR radio receiver                       | package
       | bluez-firmware                 | Bluetooth(TM) Firmware                                                | package
       | crystalhd-firmware             | Firmware for the Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder                    | package
       | facetimehd-firmware            | FacetimeHD firmware download and extraction tool                      | package
       | gnome-firmware                 | Install firmware on devices                                           | package
       | gnome-firmware-lang            | Translations for package gnome-firmware                               | package
       | hackrf-firmware                | Firmware for the hackRF board                                         | package
       | ipw-firmware                   | Firmware for Intel PRO/Wireless WLAN Cards                            | package
    i+ | iscan-firmware                 | Firmware files for Epson scanners                                     | package
       | isight-firmware-tools          | Tools to manipulate firmware for Built-in iSight                      | package
       | ivtv-firmware                  | Driver firmware for iCompression or Conexant video capture cards      | package
       | kernel-firmware                | Linux kernel firmware files                                           | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-all            | Compatibility metapackage for kernel firmware files                   | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-amdgpu         | Kernel firmware files for AMDGPU graphics driver                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-ath10k         | Kernel firmware files for Atheros QCA988x WiFi drivers                | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-ath11k         | Kernel firmware files for Atheros Qualcomm WiFi drivers               | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-atheros        | Kernel firmware files for Atheros wireless drivers                    | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-bluetooth      | Kernel firmware files for various Bluetooth drivers                   | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-bnx2           | Kernel firmware files for Broadcom network drivers                    | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-brcm           | Kernel firmware files for Broadcom wireless drivers                   | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-chelsio        | Kernel firmware files for Chelsio network drivers                     | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-dpaa2          | Kernel firmware files for NXP Management Complex bus driver           | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-i915           | Kernel firmware files for Intel i915 graphics driver                  | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-intel          | Kernel firmware files for Intel-platform device drivers               | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-iwlwifi        | Kernel firmware files for Intel wireless drivers                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-liquidio       | Kernel firmware files for Cavium LiquidIO driver                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-marvell        | Kernel firmware files for Marvell network drivers                     | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-media          | Kernel firmware files for various Video4Linux drivers                 | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-mediatek       | Kernel firmware files for Mediatek network drivers                    | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-mellanox       | Kernel firmware files for Mellanox Spectrum switch driver             | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-mwifiex        | Kernel firmware files for Marvell WiFi fullmac drivers                | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-network        | Kernel firmware files for various network drivers                     | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-nfp            | Kernel firmware files for Netronome Flow Processor driver             | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-nvidia         | Kernel firmware files for Nvidia Tegra and graphics drivers           | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-platform       | Kernel firmware files for various platform drivers                    | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-prestera       | Kernel firmware files for Marvell Prestera ASIC driver                | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-qcom           | Kernel firmware files for Qualcomm device drivers                     | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-qlogic         | Kernel firmware files for QLogic network drivers                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-radeon         | Kernel firmware files for Radeon graphics driver                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-realtek        | Kernel firmware files for Realtek wireless drivers                    | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-serial         | Kernel firmware files for various serial drivers                      | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-sound          | Kernel firmware files for various sound drivers                       | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-ti             | Kernel firmware files for Texas Instruments wireless drivers          | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-ueagle         | Kernel firmware files for Eagle IV USB ADSL modem driver              | package
    i+ | kernel-firmware-usb-network    | Kernel firmware files for various USB WiFi / Ethernet drivers         | package
       | mpt-firmware                   | Configuration files for autoloading mptctl at boot time               | package
       | pullin-bcm43xx-firmware        | download broadcom firmware files                                      | package
       | raspberrypi-eeprom-firmware    | Raspberry Pi 4 EEPROM firmware blobs                                  | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware           | Binary bootloader and firmware files for Raspberry Pi                 | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware-config    | Configuration for the Raspberry Pi firmware loader                    | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware-dt        | Device trees for the Raspberry Pi firmware loader                     | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware-eeprom    | Raspberry Pi 4 EEPROM firmware upgrade package                        | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware-extra     | Extra bootloaders for Raspberry Pi                                    | package
       | raspberrypi-firmware-extra-pi4 | Extra bootloaders for Raspberry Pi                                    | package
       | rtl8761b-firmware              | Firmware for RTL8761B-based BT 5.0 dongles                            | package
       | rtl8761b-firmware              | Firmware for RTL8761B-based BT 5.0 dongles                            | srcpackage
       | sigrok-firmware-fx2lafw        | Firmware for Logic Analyzers based on the Cypress EZ-USB FX2(LP) Chip | package
    i+ | sof-firmware                   | Firmware Data Files for SOF Drivers                                   | package
       | technisat-usb2-firmware        | Firmware for Technisat SkyStar USB HD                                 | package
       | uhd-firmware                   | Firmware images for uhd                                               | package
       | uranium-firmware-lulzbot       | 3D printer firmware                                                   | package
       | usrp-firmware                  | Firmware files for the URSP1 SDR                                      | package
       | zd1211-firmware                | Firmware for ZD1211 USB WLAN sticks                                   | package
    Tumbleweed:~ #
    
    

  4. #4

    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    TW uses Pipewire by default. You need pipewire-pulseaudio (and other packages) to use Pulseaudio with Pipewire.

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    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    TW uses Pipewire by default. You need pipewire-pulseaudio (and other packages) to use Pulseaudio with Pipewire.
    Thank you very much. Audio works again

  6. #6

    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    Hm, after today's update I have the same issue. I have pipewire things (including pipewire-pulseaudio) installed. Any ideas?

    RaijaR, did you do anything to get it to work?



    EDIT: okay, I got sound back by installing the pulseaudio package, which in turn removed the pipewire-pulseaudio package. So, things are fine right now. But, is this something that is likely to give me problems in the future?

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    Default Re: The audio stays mute and I can't change it

    I had pipewire updates installed today and my audio stopped working. Had to install pulseaduio and the sound works.

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