Browsers, games=no sound

Hey everyone! Today, I was using my chromium web browser just fine, and then did an update, and now no browser will connect to the sound system (I use pipewire). Spotify works great, Reaper is also working (through pw-jack), but Firedragon, Chromium, and firefox won't connect to the sound system. And I have no idea what I did wrong.

I have pipewire, pipewire-pulse, pipewire-alsa, and pipewire-jack all installed. No sound from the browsers.

Pavucontrol-qt doesn't register any browser, and I often use Carla to connect stuff, like browsers, to my pro audio software, both ardour and reaper. The browsers are not showing up there, but Spotify is. Even Steam and games refuse to connect to the audio system. VLC doesn't register to the sound system either.

Any thoughts on what I borked? I'm not looking forward to reinstalling garuda or arch.

System:
Kernel: 5.16.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=c1bd2889-b744-4011-8e5e-f5297693bdf0 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=d20da85b-0fe0-492e-bb74-ed30296cccb9 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7B79 v: 2.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: X470 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B79) v: 2.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: A.A0
date: 06/18/2019
Battery:
ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 68% condition: N/A volts: 3.9 min: N/A
model: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse type: N/A
serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 8 stepping: 2 microcode: 0x800820D
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 2x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3087 high: 4257 min/max: 2200/3700 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2568 2: 2430
3: 3630 4: 3230 5: 3644 6: 2683 7: 4032 8: 4257 9: 2419 10: 2399 11: 2425
12: 2997 13: 2863 14: 3100 15: 2492 16: 4225 bogomips: 118385
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,
STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: nvidia v: 495.46 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 27:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:2182 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Microdia PC-LM1E type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 7-4.1:3 chip-ID: 0c45:636d class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1080 s-dpi: 81 s-size: 803x343mm (31.6x13.5")
s-diag: 873mm (34.4")
Monitor-1: DP-4 res: 2560x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 81
size: 798x334mm (31.4x13.1") diag: 865mm (34.1")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 495.46 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 27:00.1 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: 29:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457
class-ID: 0403
Device-3: BEHRINGER UMC404HD 192k type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
bus-ID: 1-13:3 chip-ID: 1397:0509 class-ID: fe01
Device-4: Microdia PC-LM1E type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 7-4.1:3 chip-ID: 0c45:636d class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-5: QinHeng CH345 MIDI adapter type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
bus-ID: 7-4.2.4:7 chip-ID: 1a86:752d class-ID: 0103
Device-6: M-Audio Oxygen 49 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
bus-ID: 7-4.3:5 chip-ID: 0763:0196 class-ID: 0103
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 22:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp34s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 23:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp35s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: TP-LINK TG-3468 driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 24:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp36s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-9:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 7.39 TiB used: 3.6 TiB (48.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS200T2B0C-00PXH0 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 21705000 temp: 22.9 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: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST3000DM001-1ER166
size: 2.73 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC25 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 120GB
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: BB6Q scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-9YN164
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC4H scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 196.88 GiB size: 196.88 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.41 GiB (14.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.61 TiB size: 1.61 TiB (100.00%)
used: 1.2 TiB (74.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 196.88 GiB size: 196.88 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.41 GiB (14.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 196.88 GiB size: 196.88 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.41 GiB (14.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 15.82 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.63 GiB used: 1.2 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 34.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 32 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:
Processes: 492 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.63 GiB
used: 4.04 GiB (25.8%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1637 lib: 430 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda:
System install date:     2021-10-31
Last full system update: 2022-01-25
Is partially upgraded:   No
Using TLP:               No
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected

Quick update. Spotify music works. Spotify video doesn't not connect audio to the sound system. Guys, this is really weird. I really don't know what's going on.

Did you reboot?

Yes several times. I've also reinstalled all the pipewire things from above.

Not sure it will help, but try rolling your system back with a snapshot.

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Great idea, still, nothing.

Please edit your inxi in first post like in

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