Audio issues with PulseAudio, and no audio with PipeWire

Hello!
I have issues where when I open certain apps, (like libvirt, or Signal) and no audio is playing, then, there's no more audio (YouTube videos won't even play), and I need to restart my system.
And when I switch to PipeWire (then restart the system), I have no audio, except on the HDMI.

inxi -Faz

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.13-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=73e38ebc-30d4-4dbe-84d1-abca424384be rw [email protected]
    quiet
    cryptdevice=UUID=62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399:luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399 splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
    vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82B5 v: Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: EUCN33WW date: 09/23/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.1 Wh (59.0%) condition: 59.5/60.0 Wh (99.2%)
    volts: 15.5 min: 15.4 model: SMP L19M4PC0 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: N/A cycles: 46
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 2 family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x60 (96) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8600106
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 2x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2428 high: 4055 min/max: 1400/2900 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2527 2: 3652
    3: 1616 4: 1823 5: 2817 6: 2941 7: 1763 8: 1637 9: 2630 10: 2139 11: 2062
    12: 1951 13: 2845 14: 4055 15: 2015 16: 2383 bogomips: 92626
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  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
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: nvidia v: 495.46 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1f95 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Renoir vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel
    bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Syntek Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 174f:244c class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4890x1680 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1290x443mm (50.8x17.4")
    s-diag: 1364mm (53.7")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
  Monitor-2: DP-1-0 res: 1050x1680 hz: 60
  Monitor-3: HDMI-1-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82
    size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 686mm (27")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
    vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x bus-ID: 05:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: no
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 04:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-3: ASIX AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet type: USB driver: ax88179_178a
    bus-ID: 2-1.2.1:5 chip-ID: 0b95:1790 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  IF: enp5s0f3u1u2u1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-3:4 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 95.28 GiB (6.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix
    model: HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 11010C00 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB
    size: 465.76 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 type: USB vendor: Samsung model: PSSD T7
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD
    serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 346.52 GiB size: 346.52 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 95.28 GiB (27.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 33 MiB size: 32.5 MiB (98.34%)
    used: 1.4 MiB (4.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 346.52 GiB size: 346.52 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 95.28 GiB (27.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 346.52 GiB size: 346.52 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 95.28 GiB (27.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 346.52 GiB size: 346.52 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 95.28 GiB (27.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-62b5a290-0501-458b-ba20-c7ae892b3399
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.07 GiB used: 1.8 MiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 401 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.07 GiB
  used: 5.14 GiB (34.1%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1697 lib: 478 Shell: fish
  v: 3.3.1 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.11

Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.
Switching back and forward, wait a few kernel updates that will potentially fix the issue.

Hi there,
It is really a weird behavior. But I see

Are both pulseaudio and pipewire installed on your pc? It looks like problem might be there.

Last time I checked in the Garuda assistant, only PipeWire was ticked.

I recommend running

sudo pacman -Rsncd pulseaudio

then

sudo pacman -Syu pipewire-pulse

to ensure you have the pulseaudio compatibility (Likely you have it installed due to pipewire box being ticked in assisant)

I tried it, but same issues as before with PipeWire, no audio at all, but I don't even see any output, nor audio category in the settings.
And the PipeWire checkbox isn't ticked.

And this is what inxi -Faz is showing me now.

Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
    vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x bus-ID: 05:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes

You told us the pipewire support was ticked so I suggest you click on that pipewire support then click apply

Just tried that out too, it (re?)installed PipeWire, along PipeWire ALSA, rebooted, but still no audio.

I also noticed when switching back to PulseAudio, that I still have no audio icon in the system tray, nor any options in the settings. I also have this issue with PipeWire if you were asking.

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I also noticed another thing, I only have audio (with PulseAudio), trough the jack port, not even the laptop speakers.

I noticed in your screenshot of system settings no check mark for either pulseaudio or pipewire one should show a check mark.. have you tried selecting then apply

I can only select one of them, because both of them are conflicting each other.

Have you selected one and applied and if this doesn't work, try the other? Select PulseAudio select apply at the bottom and see....

Yes, and I restarted the system after applying the settings.

Does the system setting reflect your selection once you restart?

Yes, even after just applying the settings.

In Quick Settings go to Audio and what port is selected for

playback device ? It has a test button to see if it works. I.E. Headphones Speakers lineout

I don't even have any audio category.

On dirait que vous n'avez aucun pilote audio installer maintenant pulleviero ou pipewire

May I know where you read that please?
I also just saw that I don't even have the tiny audio icon next to apps that are playing audio.

I just noticed that on other PC's (since I installed Garuda on an external SSD), I get audio too, but no control to mute, or higher/lower the volume.