Web Browser Sound

Hello Again, Friends!,

I am a little unsettled to ask this because I know I am just overlooking something silly, but I must have pressed a shortcut key or changed something in the desktop configuration because each time I close and re-open my browser and enter into a video host site (such as YT), my sound will be muted. It happens in any web browser that I choose to use and my only known thing to fix this is to select 'play all audio via this device' within my HDMI volume slide. I have to repeat this process to regain the browser sound each time I close and open the web browser. Sorry friends...I am not used to the highly configurable attributes of Garuda and KDE. I love this distro! It really is slick!!!

Best Regards,

Jeff

System:
Kernel: 5.18.3-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=f07ccfee-40f0-4a31-9de0-a05752169b9c rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C80) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.A0
date: 10/19/2021
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10700K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165)
stepping: 5 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 5013 high: 5115 min/max: 800/5100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4926 2: 5000 3: 5092
4: 5103 5: 5001 6: 5002 7: 5001 8: 5001 9: 5001 10: 4984 11: 4987
12: 5115 13: 5002 14: 5002 15: 5003 16: 5002 bogomips: 121596
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN 4
process: GF 14nm built: 2016-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x285mm (26.65x11.22")
s-diag: 735mm (28.92")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 model: Viewteck GNV29CB built: 2020
res: 2560x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 gamma: 1.2 size: 680x288mm (26.77x11.34")
diag: 738mm (29.1") modes: max: 2560x1080 min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 570 Series (polaris10 LLVM 13.0.1 DRM
3.46 5.18.3-zen1-1-zen)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3
speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.3-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15bc class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-3: Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8812 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth 5.1 Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 0bda:a725 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 21.53 GiB (2.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXE7
temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 296.1 GiB size: 296.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.51 GiB (7.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 29.5 MiB (30.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 296.1 GiB size: 296.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.51 GiB (7.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 296.1 GiB size: 296.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.51 GiB (7.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 296.1 GiB size: 296.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.51 GiB (7.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 114.2 MiB (0.7%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C pch: 41.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu
temp: 54.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 425
Info:
Processes: 429 Uptime: 2d 3m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB
used: 4.75 GiB (30.5%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1532
lib: 364 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.18
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
System install date:     2022-06-06
Last full system update: 2022-06-15 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

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First, reboot. It's KDE :smiley:

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Thank you SGS for the response.

I rebooted first. Because it is a computer :rofl:

If I choose from the "play all" selection where my mouse pointer is hovering, audio is regained within my browser. The issues also affect programs such as VLC but not the computer's sound effects. NOT just web browsers.

This could be causing your issue.
Using PulseAudio, you could be still be affected by this:

If you are currently not using PipeWire for audio and wireplumber got installed on your system, please reinstall pipewire-media-session and reboot to restore audio functionality.

pacman -Syu pipewire-media-session

and leave PulseAudio.
Or you could try removing PulseAudio and stay with Pipewire only, which seems to be in my opinion the most appropriate configuration.

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filo,

DUDE!!! How cool are you!!!!!

That fixed it, my friend, and I thank you so very much! I am removing PulseAudio as you suggest.

My thanks to SGS who also offered a reply and his suggestion. I appreciate you both and wish you blessings!

Regards,

Jeff
:+1: :+1:

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