Audio output and input stopping few seconds post-boot after system update

Dear all,

I’m using EndeavourOS for few months now. Few days ago, I updated my system but now, few seconds after I boot the computer, my audio crashes: both mic and speakers aren’t working on my laptop. Sometimes, I can’t even look at videos on my browser, I have to logout/reboot to get it work for few seconds / minutes again.

I searched but I’m still clueless. Do you have any idea?

System info:

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.40-xanmod1-tt-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: clang
    v: 13.0.1, Desktop: i3 v: 4.20.1 info: i3bar vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.30.0
    Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision 3551 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0GYJNK v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.11.1 date: 02/08/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 28.6 Wh (39.0%) condition: 73.4/97.0 Wh (75.7%)
    volts: 11.0 min: 11.4 model: LGC-LGC8.509 DELL 1WJT008 type: Li-poly
    serial: <filter> status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i7-10850H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    smt: enabled arch: Comet Lake rev: 2 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB
    L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1600 min/max: 800/5100 cores: 1: 1600 2: 1600 3: 1600
    4: 1600 5: 1600 6: 1600 7: 1600 8: 1600 9: 1600 10: 1600 11: 1600
    12: 1600 bogomips: 64797
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: i915
    v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:9bc4 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-11:3 chip-ID: 0bda:5539 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
    compositor: Picom v: git-7e568 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: nvidia
    gpu: i915 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: eDP1 model: BOE Display 0x0869 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48") diag: 395mm (15.5")
    modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.0
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.40-xanmod1-tt-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:0d4c class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: disabled
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 589.32 GiB (61.8%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: PC611 NVMe 1TB
    size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 11001111 temp: 33.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 250 GiB used: 158.38 GiB (63.4%) fs: f2fs dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: luks-2505e247-3fb6-4fb0-85f1-c7903e39509b
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 512 MiB used: 24.3 MiB (4.7%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-3: /home size: 686.57 GiB used: 430.92 GiB (62.8%) fs: f2fs
    dev: /dev/dm-1 mapped: luks-f207ddf6-16b6-4e8d-882b-9736095ea2c8
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 25.0 C pch: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info:
  Processes: 475 Uptime: 3h 36m wakeups: 3107 Memory: 15.24 GiB
  used: 4.15 GiB (27.3%) Init: systemd v: 251 Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0
  alt: 10 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1636 pacman: 1624 flatpak: 12 Shell: Zsh
  v: 5.9 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.16
❯ aplay -Il
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3204 Analog [ALC3204 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
❯ systemctl --user status pulseaudio
● pulseaudio.service - Sound Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pulseaudio.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Wed 2022-05-25 14:48:28 CEST; 2min 10s ago
TriggeredBy: ● pulseaudio.socket
   Main PID: 114128 (pulseaudio)
      Tasks: 7 (limit: 18700)
     Memory: 10.8M
        CPU: 1.161s
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service/session.slice/pulseaudio.service
             ├─114128 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no --log-target=journal
             └─114131 /usr/lib/pulse/gsettings-helper

mai 25 14:48:28 is155990 systemd[1151]: Starting Sound Service...
mai 25 14:48:28 is155990 pulseaudio[114128]: stat('/etc/pulse/default.pa.d'): No such file or directory
mai 25 14:48:28 is155990 systemd[1151]: Started Sound Service.
mai 25 14:48:28 is155990 pulseaudio[114128]: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service not found.

pulseaudio -v output : https://pastebin.com/jx0FYi4j
sudo pulseaudio -v output : https://pastebin.com/HmMSntFT

I hope you’ll be able to help me,
Thanks,
Clément

I would look into using either or.

Following your link, I ran sudo pacman -S --needed pipewire-pulse pipewire-alsa pipewire-jack wireplumber which prompted me to uninstall a bunch of pulseaudio stuff. Audio is working right now, I’ll wait a bit to see if it crashes again :slight_smile:

That is normal since those packages are in conflict.
Hopefully the issue is resolved, if not we would need to dig further.

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