No more sound since last update

Hello everyone,

I’m a new user with Fedora…and Linux. I installed Fedora 35 since the release and everything was perfect.

But I just did an update and I have no sound any more. The upgrade :

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Thanks for your help,

Hi @david1r2r1 Welcome. Did you read the New users! Start here! - Ask Fedora (for new users)
I do not know what your sustem is, but try this…
Sometimes the new WirePlumber service may not be properly configured to start automatically after an upgrade. WirePlumber is a session manager for PipeWire, the modern audio subsystem we made the default starting with Fedora 34. You can read those links for details, but the short version is “this needs to be running for sound to work”.

If systemctl --user status wireplumber.service - run in Terminal as regular user, not root - says “disabled” and “inactive”, this is likely your problem. The upgrade process should have taken care of this, and we expect this to be true for almost everyone. However, if your system is one of the unfortunate exceptions, run in Terminal the following command AS YOUR REGULAR USER from a terminal ( not as root or with sudo ), and everything should start working:

systemctl --user enable --now wireplumber

Thanks for the answer. I will read the topics for new users.

I ran your 1st command ans it says it’s active

wireplumber.service - Multimedia Service Session Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/wireplumber.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2021-12-09 19:03:21 CET; 1h 32min ago
Main PID: 1564 (wireplumber)
Tasks: 4 (limit: 18361)
Memory: 10.4M
CPU: 295ms
CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service/session.slice/wireplumber.service
└─1564 /usr/bin/wireplumber

Edit1 : since alsa has been updated, could it be related to this package ?
Edit2 : Why is it so important to run these command in user mode ans not root ?

Same here; upgraded everything today and no sound. Interestingly, even when connecting a bluetooth headset, there are no options to enable sound either.

Same issue and I just downgraded sudo dnf downgrade alsa-*, rebooted the system and sound is back.


Interesting… running journalctl -xe | grep pipewire gives an input/output error…

Dec 09 16:23:20 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:10 error:25 (Input/output error)
Dec 09 16:23:20 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:18 error:25 (Input/output error)
Dec 09 16:23:28 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:26 error:25 (Input/output error)
Dec 09 16:23:28 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:34 error:25 (Input/output error)
Dec 09 16:23:28 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:42 error:25 (Input/output error)
Dec 09 16:23:28 fedora pipewire-pulse[2017]: mod.protocol-pulse: client 0x557a1d63df40 [Mutter]: ERROR command:-1 (invalid) tag:50 error:25 (Input/output error)

I can also confirm downgrading alsa-* returns audio on my system.

On desktop/laptop with external speaker is working, only laptop’s internal speaker has issue with sound.

Thanks for the feedback. A day earlier but I had already restarted the laptop yesterday.
many greetings :lying_face: :grinning:
ps: but there was something else wrong because I could not play videos through the GnomePlayer even without sound.

Thanks, ii will do it.

Noob question : if I downgrade alsa now, will it upgrade normally on the future or I need to do something else ?

Edit : it works also for me

There’s an alsa-lib update in updates/testing.

Thanks for the info !

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