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Hi folks! I recently had a problem concerning ubuntu 22.10 and pipewire, switching back to pulse audio.

I accidentally revived an old thread with my issue: https://www.linux.org/threads/dummy-output-ubu-22-10-please-help-im-devastated.41066/#post-204228

Update: I got pipewire working now. It's no longer a linux problem but a audacity problem. What helped me was this:
sudo apt install pipewire-audio-client-libraries libspa-0.2-bluetooth libspa-0.2-jack systemctl --user mask pulseaudio systemctl --user --now enable pipewire{,-pulse}.{socket,service}

Now I pretty much have the opposite problem:
  • Have upgraded to Ubuntu 23.04
  • Couldn't get my microphone working (for hours)
  • Figured I'd revert the changes and try pipewire since in 23.04 it should be more stable
  • Was reminded how many changes I had to make to disable pipewire and enable pulse audio
  • Reverted some changes using a guide, quickly destroyed my desktop gui
  • reinstall ubuntu desktop from the command line helped
  • now I have no sound at all
  • pipewire wont start
  • xdg-desktop-portal and xdg-desktop-portal-gnome are installed and I think they're running
  • but pipewire cant find them

systemctl --user status pipewire.service
shows the following output:

● pipewire.service - PipeWire Multimedia Service Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire.service; enabled; preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Tue 2023-09-19 13:09:44 CEST; 2min 23s ago TriggeredBy: ● pipewire.socket Main PID: 3218 (pipewire) Tasks: 2 (limit: 38029) Memory: 2.3M CPU: 45ms CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/[email protected]/session.slice/pipewire.service └─3218 /usr/bin/pipewire Sep 19 13:09:44 haui-TowerPC systemd[3211]: Started pipewire.service - PipeWire Multimedia Service. Sep 19 13:09:44 haui-TowerPC pipewire[3218]: mod.rt: Can't find org.freedesktop.portal.Desktop. Is xdg-desktop-portal running? Sep 19 13:09:44 haui-TowerPC pipewire[3218]: mod.rt: found session bus but no portal

inxi -xxz --audio

Audio: Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 1-2:3 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 1686:033f chip-ID: 8086:a2f0 Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: PNY driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 65:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b Device-3: ZOOM U-22 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio Sound API: ALSA v: k6.2.0-33-generic running: yes Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 running: yes

It looks somewhat promising but I only have dummy outputs and no sound option on the top right menu. It worked well with pulse audio but somehow pipewire is back to catastrophe now.

TL;DR: My mic didnt work with my pulse audio mod and I (hastily) reverted back to pipewire and now my sound is dead and buried. :(

Thanks for reading. Have a good one.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t think changing the whole OS is the solution for me. But I might try mint some time down the road just to know more.
 
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I don't suppose you have any backups that you can restore.
Not from that particular time. But it works now so its not necessary anyway.
 
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You should probably use this as an indicator that it's time to make a backup.
You‘re right. Since I‘m not reinstalling at this time it is probably best to back the machine up now. Thanks for the reminder. :)
 

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