Fedora 35 - no audio devices on MSI laptop after fresh install


I got a new laptop MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK and installed brand-new Fedora 35 Workstation (Gnome) on it, but for some reason no audio devices can be selected in the settings.

systemctl --user status wireplumber.service shows that is running…

I tried restarting pipewire, enabling wireplumber, swapping wireplumber with pipewire-media-session (and then back to wireplumber) but nothing changed at all.

Can someone please help me with what to do/check to fix this?

Could you please give us more info’s as :

inxi -Fzx in terminal and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.

Have also a look to pw-top to see what goes on when you open something with audio/video.

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This is the output of inxi -Fzx:

12System:    12Kernel 5.15.6-200.fc35.x86_64 x86_64 12bits 64 12compiler gcc 12v 2.37-10.fc35
           12Desktop GNOME 41.1 12Distro Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)
12Machine:   12Type Laptop 12System Micro-Star 12product Alpha 15 B5EEK 12v REV:1.0
           12serial <superuser required>
           12Mobo Micro-Star 12model MS-158L 12v REV:1.0 12serial <superuser required>
           12UEFI American Megatrends LLC. 12v E158LAMS.103 12date 08/04/2021
12Battery:   12ID-1 BAT1 12charge 86.4 Wh (98.2%) 12condition 88.0/87.4 Wh (100.7%) 12volts 17.4 12min 15.4
           12model MSI Corp. MS-158L 12status Unknown
12CPU:       12Info 6-Core 12model AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with Radeon Graphics 12bits 64 12type MT MCP 12arch Zen 3
           12rev 0 12cache 12L2 3 MiB
           12flags avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 12bogomips 79048
           12Speed 3854 MHz 12min/max 1200/3300 MHz 12boost enabled 12Core speeds (MHz) 121 3854 122 3723
           123 3485 124 3636 125 4027 126 3767 127 3916 128 3969 129 3721 1210 3763 1211 3302 1212 3336
12Graphics:  12Device-1 AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] 12vendor Micro-Star MSI 12driver amdgpu
           12v kernel 12bus-ID 03:00.0
           12Device-2 AMD Cezanne 12vendor Micro-Star MSI 12driver amdgpu 12v kernel 12bus-ID 08:00.0
           12Display wayland 12server X.Org 12compositor gnome-shell 12driver 12loaded amdgpu
           12note n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root 12resolution 1920x1080~75Hz
           12OpenGL 12renderer AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.42.0 5.15.6-200.fc35.x86_64 LLVM 13.0.0)
           12v 4.6 Mesa 21.3.1 12direct render Yes
12Audio:     12Device-1 AMD Navi 21 HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] 12driver snd_hda_intel
           12v kernel 12bus-ID 03:00.1
           12Device-2 AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio 12vendor Micro-Star MSI
           12driver snd_hda_intel 12v kernel 12bus-ID 08:00.1
           12Device-3 AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor 12vendor Micro-Star MSI
           12driver snd_rn_pci_acp3x 12v kernel 12bus-ID 08:00.5
           12Device-4 AMD Family 17h HD Audio 12vendor Micro-Star MSI 12driver snd_hda_intel 12v kernel
           12bus-ID 08:00.6
           12Sound Server-1 ALSA 12v k5.15.6-200.fc35.x86_64 12running yes
           12Sound Server-2 PipeWire 12v 0.3.40 12running yes
12Network:   12Device-1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 12driver iwlwifi 12v kernel 12bus-ID 04:00.0
           12IF wlp4s0 12state up 12mac <filter>
           12Device-2 Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 12vendor Micro-Star MSI
           12driver r8169 12v kernel 12port f000 12bus-ID 05:00.0
           12IF enp5s0 12state up 12speed 1000 Mbps 12duplex full 12mac <filter>
12Bluetooth: 12Device-1 Intel AX200 Bluetooth 12type USB 12driver btusb 12v 0.8 12bus-ID 3-3:3
           12Report rfkill 12ID hci0 12rfk-id 0 12state down 12bt-service enabled,running 12rfk-block
           12hardware no 12software yes 12address see --recommends
12Drives:    12Local Storage 12total 1.82 TiB 12used 81.6 GiB (4.4%)
           12ID-1 /dev/nvme0n1 12vendor Samsung 12model SSD 980 1TB 12size 931.51 GiB 12temp 28.9 C
           12ID-2 /dev/nvme1n1 12vendor Samsung 12model SSD 980 1TB 12size 931.51 GiB 12temp 28.9 C
12Partition: 12ID-1 / 12size 1.82 TiB 12used 81.37 GiB (4.4%) 12fs btrfs 12dev /dev/nvme0n1p3
           12ID-2 /boot 12size 973.4 MiB 12used 223.3 MiB (22.9%) 12fs ext4 12dev /dev/nvme0n1p2
           12ID-3 /boot/efi 12size 598.8 MiB 12used 13.8 MiB (2.3%) 12fs vfat 12dev /dev/nvme0n1p1
           12ID-4 /home 12size 1.82 TiB 12used 81.37 GiB (4.4%) 12fs btrfs 12dev /dev/nvme0n1p3
12Swap:      12ID-1 swap-1 12type zram 12size 8 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12dev /dev/zram0
12Sensors:   12System Temperatures 12cpu 54.0 C 12mobo N/A
           12Fan Speeds (RPM) N/A
           12GPU 12device amdgpu 12temp 43.0 C 12device amdgpu 12temp 50.0 C 12fan 0
12Info:      12Processes 760 12Uptime 4m 12Memory 15.07 GiB 12used 4.44 GiB (29.5%) 12Init systemd 12runlevel 5
           12Compilers 12gcc 11.2.1 12Packages 9 12note see --pkg
           12Client Unknown Client: pk-command-not-found 12inxi 3.3.09

pw-top shows the following when something should be playing sound:

!  28    0    0   0.0us 0.0us 0.00 0.00 0  Dummy-Driver
!  29    0    0   0.0us 0.0us 0.00 0.00 0  Freewheel-Driver
!  35    0    0   0.0us 0.0us 0.00 0.00 0  Midi-Bridge
!  42    0    0   0.0us 0.0us 0.00 0.00 0  alsa-input.pci-0000_08_00.5-platform-acp-pdm_match.0.stereo-fallback
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Do you get in the Terminal also this Nr.12 in front of every record?
It is strange to read this way.

You have more than one audio output. Try to install pavucontrol and see i you can select one of your output sources.


This 12 I haven’t noticed in other places in terminal.
pavucontrol doesn’t show any output sources in the Output Devices tab either. In Configuration tab I see several sources but only Off as option so I cannot turn them on (except the mic).
The only active audio device I see there and in the settings is the integrated mic.

Have you updated today (20211211)? There was a known alsa-related issue the other day that has been fixed in the latest updates.


I had updated, but hadn’t restarted yet - after restart the sound appeared.
Thank you both for the help!

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