Audio problems

Hi. So I have been using EndeavourOS for a bit and generally, I like it more than any other distros I’ve ever tried. However, I’m having some problems with it . I’ll put the problem in a list and give you some info afterward for troubleshooting. So the problems are:

  • Multiple audio output devices in the audio mixer menu: so basically, the audio mixer menu shows 6 different output dievices, but only one of the devices work, which can really confuse me




  • Built-in speaker doesn’t work: The headphone works just fine, but when I unplugs the headphone and tries to use the built-in speaker, it doesn’t produce any sound

I know these problems aren’t critical but if you can then please help me fix it. Thank you in advance :slightly_smiling_face:

(also, I’m willing to provide more info if needed :slight_smile: )

Hello, and welcome to the community.

Can you please post the output of this command?

inxi -Fzxa

  Kernel: 5.19.1-arch2-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux
    root=UUID=14c6b524-0a0f-4cca-bb3e-f621a7520012 rw
    resume=/dev/mapper/luks-fa233acb-6139-4bb8-97c0-c6468c8c6ded loglevel=3
    nowatchdog nvme_load=YES
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 4 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 18E7 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Hewlett-Packard v: L01 v02.21 date: 12/17/2013
  Info: model: Intel Pentium G3258 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell
    built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm family: 6 model-id: 0x3C (60)
    stepping: 3 microcode: 0x28
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 128 KiB
    desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB L3: 3 MiB
    desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 798 min/max: 800/3200 scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq
    governor: schedutil cores: 1: 798 2: 798 bogomips: 12777
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-5.75
    process: Intel 45nm built: 2010 ports: active: DP-1 empty: DP-2,
    HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0402
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: GEMBIRD USB2.0 PC CAMERA type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-1:8 chip-ID: 1908:2310
    class-ID: 0102
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: DP-1 model: Dell E1910H serial: <filter> built: 2010
    res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 85 gamma: 1.2 size: 410x230mm (16.14x9.06")
    diag: 470mm (18.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1366x768 min: 720x400
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics (HSW GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.6
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 3-1:8 v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 1908:2310 chip-ID: 8086:0c0c class-ID: 0102
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:8c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: GEMBIRD USB2.0 PC CAMERA type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.1-arch2-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:153a class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 245.88 GiB used: 18.57 GiB (7.6%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Xstar model: SSD 120GB
    size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: XKR scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: MZ7LN128HCHP-000H1
    size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2H0Q scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB model: USB Flash size: 14.84 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  ID-1: / raw-size: 65.74 GiB size: 64.16 GiB (97.59%) used: 5.58 GiB (8.7%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-0c48410f-25a9-4ded-a4ac-fcf9ee08a4d8
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 472 KiB
    (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 45 GiB size: 43.99 GiB (97.76%) used: 5.34 GiB
    (12.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2 maj-min: 254:2
    mapped: luks-97296f66-c594-4432-ab65-c6f8f1da6645
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 372.3 MiB (4.5%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
    mapped: luks-fa233acb-6139-4bb8-97c0-c6468c8c6ded
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 191 Uptime: 11h 33m wakeups: 10 Memory: 3.75 GiB used: 2.89 GiB
  (77.2%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: pacman: 824 lib: 220 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.20

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Can you please edit your post by adding backticks as code-tags around your qoute from the terminal? This way it becomes more readable and accessible to search?

Sure. How do I do that tho? I don’t really understand what a backtick is :slight_smile:
(edit: I just searched what a backtick is and I understand it now but I still don’t know how to do what you just said)
(edit 2: I think I did it tho I’m not sure if I’m doing it right)

I guess since this is your first post on this forum, you don’t have access to code-tags in your post-editor as of yet?

I do have it it seems, I just didn’t know I’m supposed to do that. Thanks for the input :slight_smile:
Oh yeah, with that out of the way, can we get into fixing the problem now ?

Ok, you did great! I thought this function was only enabled at a later stage, Sorry for my misconception!

Next, please do the same with the output of this command:

pactl info


Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 2778
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: hv
Host Name: hv-com
Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.56)
Server Version: 15.0.0
Default Sample Specification: float32le 2ch 48000Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink:
Default Source:
Cookie: 2ec8:5db1

Ok. All looking good up there, I mean hw, drivers and audio software (pipewire).

In the pavucontrol gui, there is a tab named “configuration” on the upper right.

If you start playing with the options there, you might actually be able to solve both of your stated problems.

On my configuration-tab, I have the
HDMI-Audio profile set to Off, and
Built-In-Audio profile set to Analog-Stereo-Output,
just as a hint.

In your case, there may be more, or other things you need to disable for everything to work properly, as I’m not sure PC speakers can be handled by Pro-Audio profiles.


I managed to break my hdmi port lol. That aside, yeah, I think that’s the correct answer. I’ll mark this as correct so that some poor kid won’t break their stuff like I did :slight_smile:
(EDIT: Thank for the help !!!)

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