No sound on Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7

do you think that is worth a try. That lenovo is 2 years older, and seems to be for ALC287, which is the wrong codec. I mean I am willing to try…

I think you’ve meant to quote something different :laughing:

weird…should work automatically :thinking:

Give me screenshot of Tools → Catia, it’s a modular connections of available inputs / outputs, don’t get scared :rofl:

Well anything is worth trying if it doesn’t work i guess. :man_shrugging:

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Looking good to me…i don’t know.

My guess:

  • Linux doesn’t have drivers available yet
  • Maybe speakers are not physically connected inside of laptop somehow

2nd is unlikely, but…you know s**t happens during assembly, transportation or whatnot :rofl:
Keep searching!


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btw, forget about it…headphones jack works, therefore it must be something speaker specific.
It’s the same chip for both…

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Have you tried alsa-tools-gui and use hdajackretask to set different pins?

Same as Cadence → Catia which looks good, so it doesn’t make sense

and alsa-tools-gui is a drivers for old professional audiocards (Echo, RME, EMI) specific GUI, won’t help here either.

What’s your

aplay -l

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It seems like a kernel issue. The bug tracker for the kernel is at


P.S. Yeah looks like it’s a known Kernel issue then…@ricklinux link is better :melting_face:

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Personally i think it’s related to the new amplifier chips listed as acp6x and acp3x

So…Until it’s patched in something like 6.1 or later, looks like the only way is to patch & compile Kernel

What i don’t get is why headphones work…different audio chips for speakers / headphones?
This laptop is made by some mad scientist or something?! :man_scientist: :rofl:

$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: ALC287 Analog [ALC287 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
[zircon34@topaz ~]$

Are you able to change the card it uses to card 2

no, I don’t even know what pins are… :sweat_smile:

I don’t even understand what entry is what. In my first post, it seems that the main device for the speaker is Device 4.

Device-4: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel

edit: under pulse audio volume control for speakers it gives me that option or headphones.


Looks like I have also a Rembrandt Radeon HD audio controller and Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio, my guess is one is for the audio jack.


Thats the thing. It is possible that this will never get fixed or it might, who knows. I really like this laptop, it’s a beast. But for the time being, I have either the option to use headphones or other external speakers until there is a fix, try one of those kernel patches, or I have until tomorrow to bring it back.

And the question is whether I can help filling a kernel bug at this point.

Sound issues are really hard. There is so much info…