Today is one of those days.
After running a normal Manjaro update on my Thinkpad T14s, audio was working like once
. If stopped for too long or if the application that played audio was terminated, audio stopped completely for the entire system
. The problem could be resolved by
systemctl --user restart pulseaudio
and closing all applications that were trying to play back audio. Then audio worked once again and shut down after the playback stopped.
To diagnose the issue, I stopped the PulseAudio service and ran
While reproducing the issue, I found the following in the output:
I: [pulseaudio] module-suspend-on-idle.c: Sink alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3-platform-skl_hda_dsp_generic.HiFi__hw_sofhdadsp__sink idle for too long, suspending ...
That pointed me in the right direction: Disabling the suspend-on-idle module
finally did the trick for me. 🥲
It was a long time since I last had those problems with Linux. But hey, rolling releases. 🙃