Sound refusing to play

CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) N4020 CPU @ 1.10GHz, 2675 MHz, 2 core
Audio driver: Celeron / Pentium Silver Processor High Definition Audio

After I did an online fresh install, my sound has not been working. Looking with pulseaudio, it is receiving the sound from my apps, but it just isn’t playing. Strangely enough, if I change the profile from my speaker (the only profile available to me), back and forth between Pro Audio and
“Play and record hi-fi quality music” it does play a blip of sound before cutting out again. If done enough times, it can work for whatever is open at the moment. Sometimes, after I close the pulseaudio application, the sound stops working.

Ask for any debug info and I shall provide.

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Could it be that you have two different sound servers running at the same time? Because Endeavour uses pipewire by default.

What’s the output of inxi -A?

Use the command suggested by @joekamprad below.


please use z option for inxi for privacy :wink:

inxi -Aaz

  Device-1: Intel Celeron/Pentium Silver Processor High Definition Audio
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-apl alternate: snd_hda_intel, snd_soc_skl,
    snd_soc_avs, snd_sof_pci_intel_apl bus-ID: 00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:3198
    class-ID: 0401
  API: ALSA v: k6.4.3-arch1-1 status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.73 status: active with: 1: wireplumber
    status: active 2: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 3: pw-jack type: plugin
    tools: pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active tools: pacat,pactl,pavucontrol

Yep, two different active servers. What should I do?

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You have to stop pulseaudio.socket and pulseaudio.service

Run sudo systemctl stop pulseaudio.service and sudo systemctl stop pulseaudio.socket

After stopping pulseaudio and testing that your audio is working, make sure the following packages are installed: pipewire-alsa, pipewire-pulse, wireplumber

They should be installed by default if you’ve just installed Endeavour, but there’s no harm in checking.

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It says that pulseaudio socket and server weren’t loaded, I’m assuming because the application isn’t open. Pipewire-pulse and pulseaudio are in conflict with one another, so I’ll be uninstalling pulseaudio if its messing with my sound so much and that it wasn’t needed anyways.

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this was the issue if pipewire-puls eis replacing pusleadio for compatibility … but a slong as pulseadio itself is installed it will cause confusion with pipewire.-.

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