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Hello

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.

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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
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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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