This is the first time in my life I use Linux and it came with Fedora 35. After the laptop updated to Fedora 36, audio stopped working and I really have no idea what to do to fix it, as I mention I'm not very familiar with the OS, but I've tried some things I saw online and it seems I have the "no soundcard" problem, but I may be wrong... PLEASE HELP!
Things you can try (I'm not sure these programs are installed in Fedora):
pavucontroland check that neither your output devices nor the application that's supposed to play audio are muted
alsamixerin a terminal, and press 'm' to unmute master and pcm channels (use F6 to select the right card)
pactl infoin a terminal to verify that the 'Default Sink' points to the correct device. If that doesn't seem to be the case, you can list the available devices with
pactl list sinksand set the default sink with
pactl set-default-sink <name-of-device>
There are some Reddit threads*, where multiple people report that replacing wireplumber with pipewire-media-session by
dnf swap wireplumber pipewire-media-session, and (re-)starting the pipewire-media-session service with
systemctl --user restart pipewire-media-sessionfixed the issue for them.
I just installed Fedora 36 for the first time and had the same issue. I found a YouTube video that says how to fix it:
Start at around time 4:30 (you'll need to enable the RPM Fusion repository that he talks about at this point - the next part he talks about the sound not working and what to do)
***I did not actually try this because I switched desktop environments and the sound started working again...