Audio problems with recent tumbleweed update

openSUSE Tumbleweed 20231117

System:
  Kernel: 6.6.1-1-default arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_wayland dm: SDDM
    Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20231117
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X670E PG Lightning
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.24.AS02
    date: 05/02/2023
Memory:
  System RAM: available: 62.51 GiB used: 4.47 GiB (7.1%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges
    required.
CPU:
  Info: 12-core model: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 4
    rev: 2 cache: L1: 768 KiB L2: 12 MiB L3: 64 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 560 high: 4258 min/max: 400/5733 cores: 1: 400 2: 400
    3: 400 4: 400 5: 400 6: 400 7: 400 8: 4258 9: 400 10: 400 11: 400 12: 400
    13: 400 14: 400 15: 400 16: 400 17: 400 18: 400 19: 400 20: 400 21: 400
    22: 400 23: 400 24: 400 bogomips: 225259
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel DG2 [Arc A770] driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.7 pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 ports: active: DP-3,DP-4 empty: DP-1, DP-2,
    HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:56a0
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
    compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
    alternate: intel dri: iris gpu: i915 d-rect: 3128x1920 display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: DP-3 pos: primary,left res: 2048x1152 size: N/A
  Monitor-2: DP-4 pos: right res: 1080x1920 size: N/A
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.2.1 renderer: Mesa Intel Arc A770 Graphics
    (DG2) direct-render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel DG2 Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: Unknown lanes: 63 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:4f90
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 1a:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.1-1-default status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.85 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASRock driver: r8169 v: kernel
    pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 11:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125
  IF: enp17s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 14:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725
  IF: wlp20s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-9:4 chip-ID: 8087:0032
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 8.15 TiB used: 482.8 GiB (5.8%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: A-Data model: LEGEND 800 size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 41.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: HDWE150 size: 4.55 TiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0
    size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-4: /dev/sdc model: SB2 size: 447.13 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-5: /dev/sdd vendor: SanDisk model: SD8SBBU480G1122 size: 447.13 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 1.8 TiB used: 232.68 GiB (12.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 5.8 MiB (1.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda5
  ID-3: /home size: 1.8 TiB used: 232.68 GiB (12.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda4
  ID-4: /opt size: 1.8 TiB used: 232.68 GiB (12.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4
  ID-5: /var size: 1.8 TiB used: 232.68 GiB (12.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 65 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.1 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 546 Uptime: 2h 45m Init: systemd v: 254 default: graphical
  Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 alt: 13 Packages: pm: rpm pkgs: N/A note: see --rpm
  pm: flatpak pkgs: 25 Shell: Bash v

I have been having hard to diagnose intermittent audio problems since updating to this? not sure i what I should send, but that is what looks like inxi infothat Ive seen requested before,

specifically audio has been dropping out AFTER playing for a while, which is a NEW behavior after eg… maybe shows the last update… yeah rolling release…
[EDIT]
Audio dropout is inconsistent, so I cannot be more specific… It has only manifested since last night when I did a ref/dup…

Steam games were fine, but youtube videos yeah twice went totally mute under firefox… not sure what else to say, probably ignore this as it will likely be fixed, but…

a) What about using another browser to compare - any difference??

b) What if you boot the previous kernel - any difference?

Just in case this report is relevant to your situation…

This appears to have been fixed since the original posting.

I have NOT observed audio dropouts since, realistically around the time of the original ‘complaint’…

OpenSUSE tumbleweed KDE Plasma wayland, updated rather frequently since Ive been daily riving it for a while…

I have project aeon, on my experimental notebook, but Im going to have to abandon it as modern GNOME is so utterly useless even with a metric fsckton of extensions attempting to fix it… on to nixos