[arch-general] Sound card marked as unavailable in pulseaudio

Caleb Allen caleb.e.allen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 20:26:32 UTC 2019

Do you have the Realtek ALC1150 sound card?

Not sure it's the same issue, but I've spent many, many hours trying
to get my built-in sound working. Broke I think on 4.20, although I
can't say for sure it's a kernel issue.


Here are some forum posts I found, marginally related to my issue.
It's unbelievably frustrating to yield zero results for the hours I've
put into this problem. I don't know if it's BIOS or what, I even
booted back into Windows and even then it seems audio-out is broken.

Bluetooth audio works for me though, as does audio in via USB microphones.

Is this similar?

Caleb Allen

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 1:45 PM Andy Pieters
<arch-general at andypieters.me.uk> wrote:
> Hi
> Does anyone know why my sound card may be listed as unavailable?
> I got a built-in Intel sound device which is seen by pulseaudio.
> In the volume control settings (pavucontrol-qt) I can select the
> configuration Analog Stereo Duplex (unplugged) (unavailable)
> I don't know why it shows as unplugged and unavailable.
> This is not a new situation but I remember a few years ago I could use this
> internal sound card just fine.
> Thanks
> Andy

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