No sound icon after installing pipewire

I replaced pulseaudio with pipewire but when i reboot no sound icon appears …

Please post the output of inxi -Fxxxza --no-host from a terminal.
Also return
journalctl -p 3 -xb

I’m back on pulseaudio now. Do you want me to switch to pipewire again and post the results ?

Did you get the volume icon back? Yes post the information anyway. No pictures copy and paste the output from terminal here and use threee ``` above and below the output.

Yes … i rolled back with Timeshift …

Please post the requested output. Next time instead of making such a rash choice of rolling back with timeshift ask first. All you needed to do was reinstall pulseaudio. it would have asked if you wanted to remove pipewire and you would be in the same positition as now with less hastle.

If you were just going up rollback using timeshift, why even bother making this thread in the first place? There’s nothing to help you with anymore.

I remove pulseaudio with sudo pacman -Rcns pulseaudio. Is that allright ?

No for many reasons not on topic for this thread. One more time then please post the output I asked you for. Nothing else before we continue.

System:    Kernel: 5.15.6-arch2-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=34f5e0e0-1edf-4b40-868f-f9725c7a97d8 rw
           quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
           Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) v: 1.0
           serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3.90 date: 11/30/2020
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ family: 17 (23)
           model-id: 8 stepping: 2 microcode: 800820D cache: L1: 768 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 16 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 118438
           Speed: 2513 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2402 2: 2012
           3: 1995 4: 1915 5: 1938 6: 1890 7: 2055 8: 2948 9: 1804 10: 1739 11: 2041 12: 1975 13: 1907
           14: 2460 15: 3470 16: 2083
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2
           mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 495.44
           alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 26:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:21c4 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam type: USB
           driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 6-2:2 chip-ID: 046d:085e
           class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
           Display: x11 server: compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 26:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 28:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
           Device-3: Cooler Master MH752 type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-5:3
           chip-ID: 2516:0093 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
           Device-4: Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam type: USB
           driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 6-2:2 chip-ID: 046d:085e
           class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.6-arch2-1 running: yes
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI
           driver: r8168 v: 8.049.02-NAPI modules: r8169 port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.69 TiB used: 140.05 GiB (8.1%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP510 size: 447.13 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
           rev: ECFM22.6 temp: 32.9 C scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 QVO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT
           ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 size: 232.89 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 20WD
           scheme: GPT
           ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive FIT size: 119.51 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?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 254.73 GiB size: 249.67 GiB (98.01%) used: 140.01 GiB (56.1%) fs: ext4
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 99.8 MiB (99.79%) used: 32.5 MiB (32.6%) fs: vfat
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.1 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 333 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.34 GiB used: 2.23 GiB (7.1%) Init: systemd
           v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1214 pacman: 1194 lib: 304 flatpak: 20
           Shell: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.09

for the 2nd, command not found …

There was a typo it is fixed. Try again and this time properly format the post. I fixed your first post as an example.

-- Journal begins at Mon 2021-11-15 12:16:13 EET, ends at Tue 2021-12-07 14:18:21 EET. --
Δεκ 07 14:02:53 EOS-PC kernel: __common_interrupt: 13.55 No irq handler for vector
Δεκ 07 14:02:53 EOS-PC kernel: 
Δεκ 07 14:02:55 EOS-PC kernel: nvidia-gpu 0000:26:00.3: i2c timeout error e0000000
Δεκ 07 14:02:55 EOS-PC kernel: ucsi_ccg 3-0008: i2c_transfer failed -110
Δεκ 07 14:02:55 EOS-PC kernel: ucsi_ccg 3-0008: ucsi_ccg_init failed - -110
Δεκ 07 14:03:04 EOS-PC sddm-helper[2785]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file
Δεκ 07 14:03:06 EOS-PC akonadiserver[3587]: org.kde.pim.akonadiserver: Cannot connect to agent instance with >
Δεκ 07 14:03:06 EOS-PC akonadiserver[3587]: org.kde.pim.akonadiserver: Cannot connect to agent instance with >
Δεκ 07 14:03:06 EOS-PC akonadi_migration_agent[3865]: kf.jobwidgets: Couldn't start kuiserver from org.kde.ku>
lines 1-10/10 (END)

:warning: :warning: Be very careful with the -c option in general!

-c, --cascade
Remove all target packages, as well as all packages that depend on one or more target packages. This operation is recursive and must be used with care, since it can remove many potentially needed packages.


Noted … :slightly_smiling_face:

Not sure what you have done here at this point…

Post pacman -Qs pulseaudio and pacman Qs pipewire

local/paprefs 1.1-2
    Configuration dialog for PulseAudio
local/pavucontrol 1:5.0-1
    PulseAudio Volume Control
local/plasma-pa 5.23.4-1 (plasma)
    Plasma applet for audio volume management using PulseAudio
local/pulseaudio 15.0-1
    A featureful, general-purpose sound server
local/pulseaudio-alsa 1:1.2.5-2
    ALSA Configuration for PulseAudio
local/pulseaudio-jack 15.0-1
    Jack support for PulseAudio
local/pulseaudio-qt 1.3-1
    Qt bindings for libpulse
and ...
local/gst-plugin-pipewire 1:0.3.40-1
    Multimedia graph framework - pipewire plugin
local/pipewire 1:0.3.40-1
    Low-latency audio/video router and processor
local/pipewire-media-session 1:0.4.1-1
    Example session manager for PipeWire

Please format posts correctly. Like this:


So three ``` on top and bottom i have fixed it agin for you.

You have both pulse audio AND pipewire installed.

Yeah, i can see that. Must i do something ? System seems to work …

Yeah, don’t know how you got both pulseaudio and pipewire installed. That’ll probably cause problems and needs to get fixed even if it’s working now. So the next question is which system do you want? Then we can get it cleaned up.