No Audio after installing

Hey y'all,

Loving Garuda so far, save for one thing. I've installed as a dual-boot next to Windows 10 on an HP Pavillion 15 laptop and in linux, I have no sound. This was an issue with Ubuntu 21 as well, it seems any linux distro I install is not seeing my sound card.

So, I came to you for help! I've followed a few different sound issue threads but was not able to get this figured out yet. I'm brand new to Garuda, and only had minor prior experience with Ubuntu when I used it over 5 years ago for gaming and some web browsing.

Where I'm at:

The 'muted' sound icon on taskbar, doesn't matter if I used keys to vol+/vol- or mute, this never changes. There is no dialog that pops up showing volume changes either when I'm using the keyboard shortcuts (fn + f8 for example is vol+ on my laptop). When I click configure audo devices to open the sound settings, there's just a blank page where I imagine my sound card should be.

What can I do to get some help here, I'm hoping to learn!

and post

inxi -Fxxxza

as text! Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.


If I write a suggestion or a solution, you will have to read it anyway.
Since reading is not avoidable, why don't you start reading Garuda wiki for ways to solve your basic problems and how to post a request?

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╭─[email protected] in ~ 
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System:    Kernel: 5.11.16-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=5c054efc-e3a4-4ce2-aee9-f313b2d91b4f 
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-cx0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId 
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: HP model: 8478 v: 70.30 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.04 date: 03/31/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 43.8 Wh (100.0%) condition: 43.8/52.8 Wh (83.1%) volts: 13.0 min: 11.6 
model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check 
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: DE cache: L2: 8 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 36799 
Speed: 4001 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4001 2: 4000 3: 4000 4: 4000 
5: 4000 6: 4000 7: 4000 8: 4001 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300 
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia 
v: 465.24.02 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d class-ID: 0300 
Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide Vision HD Integrated Webcam type: USB 
driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 05c8:03bc class-ID: 0e02 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel,nvidia 
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: sof-audio-pci 
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 
class-ID: 0403 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.16-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.26 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280 
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
bus-ID: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001 
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 5060 
bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086.282a rev: 10 class-ID: 0104 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 21.18 GiB (4.5%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE5000PNC size: 465.76 GiB 
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> 
rev: 40RL scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 80.45 GiB size: 80.45 GiB (100.00%) used: 21.15 GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 99 MiB size: 95 MiB (95.96%) used: 25.5 MiB (26.9%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-3: /home raw-size: 80.45 GiB size: 80.45 GiB (100.00%) used: 21.15 GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 80.45 GiB size: 80.45 GiB (100.00%) used: 21.15 GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 80.45 GiB size: 80.45 GiB (100.00%) used: 21.15 GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 45 MiB (4.6%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 45.7 MiB (4.7%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 53.1 MiB (5.4%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 54.6 MiB (5.6%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 43.8 MiB (4.5%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 47.2 MiB (4.8%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 50.7 MiB (5.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 980.2 MiB used: 40 MiB (4.1%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 29.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 274 Uptime: 34m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 2.55 GiB (33.3%) Init: systemd
v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1212 lib: 296
Shell: fish v: 3.2.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

Reading up while I post this, thank you for the links!

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There is another (solved) thread with the same laptop here:


You're a rockstar. I followed along and there's glorious sound coming from the speakers now. Thank you for the help!


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