I noticed today when trying to play an mp3 file that I had no audio on my laptop. Going into the volume settings shows the blue bar moving as if sound should be playing, but all I have is silence. I have tried looking through the forums here, but I still am not sure what the problem is. To make things worse, I tend to keep my laptop volume muted most of the time, so I do not know when it stopped working for sure.
I already tried using different kernels including zen, lts, and normal. It does not work in any of them. I did see something about laptops with dual gpus (intel and nvidia dedicated for instance) were having some bug or issue. I have this kind of setup in my laptop. I am supposed to run music from my laptop this Friday for an event at my kids’ school, but I am thinking I might need to use my tablet instead of my laptop if I cannot get this figured out.
I am more than happy to provide any and all system information that might help. I also have not messed with anything in the audio settings, so I don’t think it is something I did haphazardly. I know it could be related to an update of something that I did, but since I do not know for sure when it stopped working, I am not sure where to even begin to look.
As always, I appreciate any help and advice. This community is amazing and I am really hopeful that one day I will be able to be one of the people helping to answer questions like these instead of always being the one asking them… Thanks in advance!
I had a problem with this yesterday following an update. Just like you, the problem persisted across all kernels. The problem manifested as video streams and spotify songs refusing to load, so it took a while to isolate it to my speakers not working lol.
The issue was resolved by installing the pipewire-pulse package (which also uninstalls pulseaudio). Following a restart, audio functioned just fine.