No video or audio


I installed Dr460nized KDE Gaming Garuda linux about a month and a half ago, but in the last month I have been unable to play videos of any kind on the laptop. Sometimes, just after a reboot, videos will play properly for a few minutes. Plugging in an external USB audio card or DAC also allows videos to play correctly. What's more audio won't work at all while videos won't play. I have read the thread [Manual intervention required] Package conflict between pipewire-media-session & wireplumber and implemented the steps to remove pipewire-media-session. I would appreciate any advice or help I can get fixing this issue. Thank you.

System:    Kernel: 5.14.16-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=c037df3f-7e68-4a73-90e8-49b948ea20ec
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=f9595c82-c97f-421f-a764-16f9e0979e2d loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 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: 80R4 v: Flex 3-1580 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10
v: Flex 3-1580 serial: <filter>
Mobo: LENOVO model: Flex 3-1580 v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: D3CN28WW
date: 05/09/2016
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.7 Wh (83.0%) condition: 40.6/45.0 Wh (90.3%) volts: 11.2 min: 11.1
model: SMP L14M3P21 type: Li-poly serial: N/A status: Discharging
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake family: 6
model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache: L2: 4 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 20799
Speed: 2499 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2499 2: 2500 3: 2500 4: 2500
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
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 Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia v: 495.44
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1347 class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Acer Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 5986:0670
class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
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: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.16-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: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3166 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169
v: kernel port: c000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:4
chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: no address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 226.92 GiB (48.7%)
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 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00RL
scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 456.7 GiB size: 456.7 GiB (100.00%) used: 226.92 GiB (49.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 456.7 GiB size: 456.7 GiB (100.00%) used: 226.92 GiB (49.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 456.7 GiB size: 456.7 GiB (100.00%) used: 226.92 GiB (49.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 456.7 GiB size: 456.7 GiB (100.00%) used: 226.92 GiB (49.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3
maj-min: 8:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 7.56 GiB used: 84.5 MiB (1.1%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0 C mobo: 46.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 243 Uptime: 15m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 4.12 GiB (54.5%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1922 lib: 536
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

Try performing the steps in the last comment on this thread and see if that fixes it. Don't forget to reboot at the end also.


Thank you for the prompt reply.

Unfortunately this seems to lead to various conflicts, the transaction would not complete as presented.

╭─[email protected] in ~
╰─λ sudo mv /etc/pipewire /tmp
[sudo] password for ansem:
mv: cannot stat '/etc/pipewire': No such file or directory

╭─[email protected] in ~ took 3s
[🔴] × sudo pacman -S pipewire pipewire-pulse pipewire-media-session
warning: pipewire-1:0.3.39-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
:: pipewire-pulse and pulseaudio are in conflict. Remove pulseaudio? [y/N] y
:: pipewire-pulse and pulseaudio-bluetooth are in conflict. Remove pulseaudio-bluetooth? [y/N] y
:: pipewire-media-session and wireplumber are in conflict. Remove wireplumber? [y/N] y
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing pulseaudio breaks dependency 'pulseaudio=15.0-1' required by pulseaudio-equalizer
:: removing pulseaudio breaks dependency 'pulseaudio=15.0-1' required by pulseaudio-jack
:: removing pulseaudio breaks dependency 'pulseaudio=15.0-1' required by pulseaudio-lirc
:: removing pulseaudio breaks dependency 'pulseaudio=15.0-1' required by pulseaudio-rtp
:: removing pulseaudio breaks dependency 'pulseaudio=15.0-1' required by pulseaudio-zeroconf

I believe I have found a solution to the issue I have tested it for about an hour and had no issues. I will continue to test it and return should the issue resume.

Thank you for taking the time to read my report and offer solutions!

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i have the same issue with new wireplumber. i was using Garuda dr4gonized version for about 5 months but after wireplumber update i have the same issue. i have to "systemctl --user restart wireplumber" after every video i clicked.

Welcome :slight_smile:

First, this topic is solved.
Second, did you try the solution?
Third, if and it did not work, open new topic, please.


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