Wifi - Touchpad - Mic - Camera - Video problem on Acer Aspire A315-41-R971


I have been using garuda for 7 months

and i'm loving it, except its "hardware bug" on computer

I'm using it as my main OS, i have no windows or other OS on my computer,

I'm using zen kernel cuz its default kernel

idk if it was my fault or either my hardware (laptop) is bad match for arch after all, my friend using garuda GNOME and nothing such like this happened

I 'm literally crying cuz of these bug.

  1. Wifi not working

wifi could not be figured
i have to restart mylaptop like 5-8 times. and waiting for my luck come to me and then the wifi would magically work
i've experienced this since first time i'am using garuda, yes it was annoyed me but sometimes my wifi is stable and sometimes is not, idk why too,

  1. Audio Problem

i never experienced this before, i have been using garuda for like 7 months but idk why this bug appeared on my laptop, i can't do nothing for this bug, my speaker and microphone has gone for 2 days,and this bug literally push me for post this thread to this forum

  1. Camera problem

Same as audio problem, my webcam was working fine for 7 months of using garuda, then this bug is appearing making my webcam also death, icant do presentation for g-meet

  1. Touchpad Problem

sometimes my touchpad is not found, i just restarted my laptop and the touchpad was working fine, i've experienced this for first time using garuda.

  1. SMPlayer and Youtube Problem

Yo this is also makes me mad and confused, why my SMPlayer can't play video?

as same as audio and camera problem, I never experienced this bug before, these bug audio-camera-video is new things for me and my laptop, my laptop was working fine for 7 months and idk why suddenly i can't use my hardware properly

this is the log for SMPlayer:

/usr/bin/mpv --no-config --no-quiet --terminal --no-msg-color --input-ipc-server=/tmp/smplayer-mpv-d37d --msg-level=ffmpeg/demuxer=error --video-rotate=no --no-fs --hwdec=no --sub-auto=fuzzy --no-input-default-bindings --input-x11-keyboard=no --no-input-cursor --cursor-autohide=no --no-keepaspect --wid=90177553 --monitorpixelaspect=1 --osd-level=1 --osd-scale=1 --sub-ass --embeddedfonts --ass-line-spacing=0 --sub-scale=1 --sub-text-shadow-color=#ff000000 --sub-codepage=ISO-8859-1 --sub-pos=100 --volume=58 --cache=auto --screenshot-template=cap_%F_%p_%02n --screenshot-format=jpg --softvol=yes --softvol-max=110 --term-playing-msg=MPV_VERSION=${=mpv-version:}



























--audio-client-name=SMPlayer --term-status-msg=STATUS: ${=time-pos} / ${=duration:${=length:0}} P: ${=pause} B: ${=paused-for-cache} I: ${=core-idle} VB: ${=video-bitrate:0} AB: ${=audio-bitrate:0} /home/gusanwa/Downloads/Responsive CSS Grid Tutorial.mp4

Warning: option --input-x11-keyboard was replaced with --input-vo-keyboard and might be removed in the future.

Warning: option --ass-line-spacing was replaced with --sub-ass-line-spacing and might be removed in the future.

Warning: option --sub-text-shadow-color was replaced with --sub-shadow-color and might be removed in the future.

Error parsing option softvol (option not found)

Setting commandline option --softvol=yes failed.

Exiting... (Fatal error)
  1. I can't even play video on youtube

As same as audio,camera,video errorrs, i never experienced this before, My wifi was working, i can googling and did intenet stuff, but why i can't play video even on youtube, and idk why this happened on me, i've experinced this for 2 days

i started to think maybe my laptop just bad match for arch,

How to troubleshoot or just fix these problem? i did sudo pacman -Syu to keep my OS updated but the update can't fix this issues

Can i got some help or i just really give up on arch based distro?

BIG THANKS, and hello

This is my output for my termina; after doing:

inxi -Fxxxxza
lsmod | sort

Post your terminal/konsole in- and output as text (no pictures) from:

System:    Kernel: 5.10.75-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=14de686a-98f6-4d38-81f0-6f72b6adc4dd rw
[email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=64e4a125-b16f-4c98-8693-d00d9127f43c loglevel=3
sysrq_always_enabled=1 mitigations=off
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: Acer product: Aspire A315-41 v: V1.18 serial: <filter>
Mobo: RR model: Metapod_RR v: V1.18 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.18 date: 06/18/2020
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 7.1 Wh (24.8%) condition: 28.6/36.7 Wh (77.9%) volts: 10.7 min: 11.4
model: LG 0x41,0x43,0x31,0x34,0x42,0x31,0x00B1 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
family: 17 (23) model-id: 11 (17) stepping: 0 microcode: 810100B cache: L2: 2 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31938
Speed: 1595 MHz max: 1600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1595 2: 1594 3: 1592 4: 1595 5: 1588 6: 1592
7: 1595 8: 1595
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers
Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15dd class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Quanta VGA WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 0408:a031 class-ID: 0e02
serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (RAVEN DRM 3.40.0 5.10.75-1-lts LLVM 12.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4
direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:15de class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.75-1-lts running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8168
v: 8.049.02-NAPI modules: r8169 port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:2
chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 5 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 92.32 GiB (38.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: V-Gen model: 12SM20AR256SDKM2 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0A0 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 229.42 GiB size: 229.42 GiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB (40.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 546 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 229.42 GiB size: 229.42 GiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB (40.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 229.42 GiB size: 229.42 GiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB (40.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 229.42 GiB size: 229.42 GiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB (40.2%) 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: 6.75 GiB used: 734 MiB (10.6%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 49.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 334 Uptime: 1h 37m wakeups: 3 Memory: 6.75 GiB used: 3.21 GiB (47.5%) Init: systemd v: 249
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1786 lib: 380 Shell: fish (su) v: 3.3.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08
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Without it, you will not receive any help from the Garuda team or your topic is likely to be closed without notice.

Before you open a new help request, read relevant sections of the Arch and Garuda wiki.
Thoroughly search your issue and any error messages in the forum and on the web.

Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.

for your audio problem i suggest try this

sudo pacman -Syu pipewire-media-session

might solve it

Someone can correct me here if I am wrong, but I have always read that the Zen kernel is not the ideal kernel for laptops (unless it is a gaming laptop) as it is designed more for power performance, ie. gaming and such.

Regardless, have you tried installing the regular kernel, or the LTS kernel in Garuda's settings manager?

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i also using it some times. but when i switched to LTS kernel, it was also does not help much

till now, i cant play video and sound even on youtube

how to check if my sound is working fine? if i can't even play singgle video on youtube or any other media, ty for your help, regards

Hence it's the Garuda default. :wink:

(Also, works fine on my laptops, haven't noticed any obvious battery life issues)


Posting a long list of issues such as yours is often counterproductive and confusing. This type of post makes it very hard for others who actually search the forum (unlike yourself) to find answers to their issue on long disjointed threads discussing many different issues.

Please open a help request on your wifi issue in the "Networking" sub-forum.

Your adapter has many known issues and a long list of potential fixes. Have you searched the forum for the many threads referencing your adapter?


I think that these bug came to my laptop when I updated my garuda using sudo pacman -Syu 3 days ago

i don't know what exactly happened to my laptop, but TODAY i changed my boot priority order, and everthings works fine

Boot priority order when my laptop was bugged:

  1. |||||||||||||||
  2. SSD V-GEN 226GB

Boot priority after I changed it;

  1. HDD: V-GEN 256 GB
  2. Linpus lite

i don't know what exactly happen, i don't know what "|||||||||" is, I was boot to that and i thought that is garuda's grub menu, so i didn't do anything about "||||||||||||||" and i boot to that thing, all this time

and after i changed my boot priority order to my SSDV-GEN 256GB, the linpus lite now has appeared to my boot priority order, and honestly idk why and what linpus lite is

I also un-check / un-list all of the kernel's parameter presets, in garuda boot options

One again, idk what exactly happen, i don't know if i repaired my garuda or garuda repaired himself

But i really panicked when my garuda can't play any video, i can't even play video on youtube, and the audio system and the webcam were dead, everything is dead, restart button can't be help much, i really think i have to move from arch, but now, everything is fine

Big thanks to all of you

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