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2 days before I started using arch linux. I've got some sound issues.

I've installed alsa alsa-utils etc., unmuted all channels with alsamixer. My user is in audio group.

I've also installed pulseaudio and started it with

pulseaudio --start
  • Command
    speaker-test -c 2
    
    does not make any sounds.
  • In pavucontroll (I'm using i3 but I don't think its matter) it's show up my sound card and this jumping line that something its playing sounds on it.
  • When I'm plugging headphones it's detecting it end switch sound device from speakers, but no sound either.
  • hwinfo --sound display this:
    20: PCI 1f.3: 0403 Audio device
    [Created at pci.386]
    Unique ID: nS1_.b28td23g3aB
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3
    SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1f.3
    Hardware Class: sound
    Model: "Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio"
    Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
    Device: pci 0x9d71 "Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio"
    SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
    SubDevice: pci 0x1a00 
    Revision: 0x21
    Driver: "snd_hda_intel"
    Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
    Memory Range: 0xef528000-0xef52bfff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    Memory Range: 0xef500000-0xef50ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    IRQ: 130 (616 events)
    Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00009D71sv00001043sd00001A00bc04sc03i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
    Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: snd_soc_skl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_soc_skl"
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    

Yesterday I put off my laptop turned on for maybe an hour and sounds started working, but only to the next reboot. Anyone can help?

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If it worked maybe it's cause you plugged in and audio device that shifted your default card number.

If you want a fast and easy solution you can edit (or make) your /etc/asound.conf like this: defaults.pcm.card n defaults.ctl.card n Where n is your primary sound device number.

Type on your terminal:
$ alsamixer
and press f6, it will show you every audio device plugged in. Use that number for your /etc/asound.conf

I've said this is a fast solution, if you boot your system with an external audio device plugged in it will probably shift the numbers. (while pluggin it after booting won't)

for more infos: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture

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