I am working with an ASUS ZenBook UX482EG. I have been experiencing my sound breaking across multiple distros and I am still a bit of a Linux noob.
Before hopping onto Fedora 36, I was on EndeavourOS which worked for a bit before the sound mysteriously stopped outputting through my speakers and my headset. Upon reinstalling the OS, it worked before eventually breaking again. Now the same issue has occurred in Fedora.
Before it broke on Fedora, I simply installed bspwm + sxhkd + polybar, switched over to bspwm, and worked on my sxhkd and polybar config. Upon opening YouTube, I noticed sound no longer worked. I figured maybe the sound server wasn’t started? But, within pavucontrol the sound bar was moving but no audio was coming through my speakers. I then switched back to Gnome and sound was broken there as well even though it had been working previous to logging out.
I have Googled this and attempted solutions for hours across multiple installations. It has gotten to the point where I am attempting any given potential solution in hopes it miraculously fixes the issue–and I would prefer not to do that this time because I feel like it might be breaking my settings even more.
I would be very much appreciative if someone more knowledgeable could help me troubleshoot this so I can move past this issue once and for all and get back to being productive. Let me know what command
Thanks in advance.
Here’s some basic info to start things off, Let me know what else I can provide
$ pactl info Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native Library Protocol Version: 35 Server Protocol Version: 35 Is Local: yes Client Index: 137 Tile Size: 65472 User Name: ljmill Host Name: fedora Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.51) Server Version: 15.0.0 Default Sample Specification: float32le 2ch 48000Hz Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo Default Source: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor Cookie: 7335:59a3
$ inxi -Ax Audio: Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.9-300.fc36.x86_64 running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes