Fedora 37 fresh install No sound - mixer says there is sound

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I bought a new and cheap notebook and installed Fedora. It only gives a "chirp" like sound as if speakers are dead. Mixer shows that actually there is sound and a device. I connected the bluetooth headphones too, to see if the problem is because of the physical speakers, no, bluetooth headphones didn't give any sound either.

I added my ALSA output.

What should I do?
 

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The following sort of investigation is what comes to mind for the issue.
In the alsa-info output it says:
Code:
!!Sound Servers on this system
!!----------------------------
 
PipeWire:
       Installed - Yes (/usr/bin/pipewire)
       Running - Yes
 
 No sound servers found.
Presumably pipewire is installed, but not operating as intended.

You could check to see what is controlling or commanding your sound card with:
Code:
lsof /dev/snd/*

On this machine I'm writing from the output is:
Code:
COMMAND    PID USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
pulseaudi 1055  flop  mem    CHR 116,11           539 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
pulseaudi 1055  flop   16u   CHR 116,16      0t0  554 /dev/snd/controlC0
<snip>
which shows pulseaudio as the sound server being used.

You can check that info also with:
Code:
fuser -v /dev/snd/*
and it should give the same result as the lsof command.

Since you are running an Intel sound card, you likely need to have the intel sound firmware installed. It's a package that's usually named: firmware-intel-sound. If it's not installed, install it and see if it makes a difference.

Next thing to check is whether sound has been muted, so run:
Code:
alsamixer
and press F5, to see all the volume controls. Press F1 to see the help commands. if needed. If anything is muted, it's indicated by the letter M at the base of the bars. You can hit M on the keyboard to toggle mute off. Then you can adjust the volumes up.

To test whether sound is happening you can run:
Code:
speaker-test
or play a sound file, e.g. a .wav file, that you select from somewhere under the /usr/share/sounds directory or download a test sound file from online. The speaker-test outputs white noise, so you may prefer something more listenable.
Code:
aplay <soundfile.wav>
 
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