No sound with pipewire

Hi people,

I’m new in the linux world and I’m very glad using Garuda Dr460nized.
The problem is that I have no sound. Sometimes, then restart a lot of times the pipewire services, sound start to works, but when I restart or shut down the pc, sound doesn’t work.

systemctl restart --user pipewire pipewire-pulse pipewire.socket

I try using this command but I have no success.

My sound is Realtek ALC887 and by default pipewire comes installed.

Another issue is when I turn on my pc and then both displays (the primary uses display port and second is vga) my primary display keeps in black, only works the second display. Then when I logged in, primary display start to works.
My video card is Ati RX 580

Thank you.

Can you provide your




Kernel: 6.1.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=4e7db818-c6ba-4756-9d56-4bfba0ac5a4d rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.8 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B550M DS3H serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F15 date: 07/29/2022
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120A
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: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2768 high: 3800 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 3800 2: 2872
3: 2874 4: 2200 5: 3800 6: 2200 7: 2200 8: 3800 9: 2200 10: 2874 11: 2200
12: 2200 13: 2200 14: 2200 15: 2875 16: 3800 bogomips: 121372
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 code: Arctic Islands
process: GF 14nm built: 2016-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
ports: active: DP-2,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 05:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300 temp: 51.0 C
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5206x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1376x570mm (54.17x22.44")
s-diag: 1489mm (58.64")
Monitor-1: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 pos: primary,left
model: Samsung U28E590 serial: <filter> built: 2018 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60
dpi: 161 gamma: 1.2 size: 607x345mm (23.9x13.58") diag: 698mm (27.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 pos: right model: Samsung S19B150
serial: <filter> built: 2011 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 85 gamma: 1.2
size: 410x230mm (16.14x9.06") diag: 470mm (18.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
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Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 07:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8168 v: 8.051.02-NAPI modules: r8169 pcie: gen: 1
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class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 689.33 GiB used: 179.49 GiB (26.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.52 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 71.2 C mobo: 40.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 51.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 884
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used: 4.74 GiB (30.6%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
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running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.14-1):
System install date:     2023-01-27
Last full system update: 2023-01-31
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:
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This is most likely a setting in the “BIOS” (UEFI actually).
On mine I can choose between external only or duplicating the main to the secondary.
Then the display manager takes over and actually uses two monitors.

I don’t know about the audio problem though.

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Pipewire had an update yesterday, so there is most likely an update for you if you run garuda-update .
Try that to see if the issue persists with the new version.


I could solved loading from a previous snapshot.
I don't know exactly what happened.
Thank you

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