Need to reinstall PulseAudio to watch streaming video

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Failed units:

In order to watch Netflix, or any web streaming, hell even preview a video on, I need to run

sudo pacman -S pulseaudio

I removed it completely after I was forced to reinstall the OS, and this started happening after an Opera update. now no matter the browser, this crap occurs. This is ALMOST making me want to go to Windows for crying out loud. Any ideas?


Rude! This is not how you go about asking for help (free help at that!). I can help you fix your problem with Garuda, but you need to work on your attitude. Garuda forum help is ran by volunteers.

What your problem is, is that you are trying to run both Pipewire and PulseAudio. Pipewire can handle pulse as well with pipewire-pulse. There is very little reason to use PulseAudio over Pipewire now with Pipewire’s Version 1 release; it is extremely stable and has been for quite some time now.

What you need to do is only have Pipewire correctly running.
Go to Garuda Welcome → Garuda Assistant → System Components tab. Uncheck PulseAudio. Hit Apply.
Then reinstall Pipewire using the Garuda Assistant (which I am thinking you will have to do because I don’t see Pipewire using pipewire-pulse in your inxi).
Uncheck Pipewire, hit apply. Then check Pipewire, hit apply. Then reboot.

(This is the same solution from a similar issue I’ve solved here: Web video playback isn't working,and no sound - #4 by Kayo )


@Kayo – oh crow – no no – don’t get me wrong – I greatly appreciate all the help! That was “supposed” to be a funny ha ha out of frustration – lemme give that a shot and I will get back to you … thanks for the advise

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@Kayo – All good! Thanks a bunch! I truthfully, genuinely appreciate the advise and help! Muchly appreciated!



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Go to Windows then, for crying out loud! :sob:

“Fix this or I’m holding you hostage!”


We feel your angst. :frowning:

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