No audio and lost systemsettings for audio

since a few days (?? I cannot say exactly) audio on my Plasma environment is gone. In the volume settings I only see “no audio devices found” and KDE systemsettings “audio” only is showing a white window. On console I can access all audio devices and see them using aplay -l and arecord -l . This has been since an update some days ago - audio was working since Antergos times perfectly.

Some more investigation:
systemctl status pipewire-pulse
→ Unit pipewire-pulse.service could not be found.

systemctl --user status pipewire.service
● pipewire.service - Multimedia Service
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2021-03-22 06:28:24 CET; 1h 9min ago

systemctl --user status pipewire-media-session.service
× pipewire-media-session.service - Multimedia Service Session Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire-media-session.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2021-03-22 07:36:50 CET; 3s ago
Process: 35943 ExecStart=/usr/bin/pipewire-media-session (code=exited, status=161)
Main PID: 35943 (code=exited, status=161)
CPU: 3ms

Mär 22 07:36:49 mycompi pipewire-media-session[35943]: can’t start monitor: Operation not supported

Any hints welcome!

You need to use:

systemctl status pipewire-pulse --user

Also have you run pacdiff as I believe there was a recent change to the pipewire configs in /etc/pipewire/

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So it is!!!

/etc/pipewire/media-session.d/ contains two .pacnaw-configs. You have to overwrite the old ones with this new ones and everything works like before :+1: :upside_down_face: