I was wondering the same, after a thread of praise surfaced this week on hackernews :D
My question: Can pipewire remember my output device? Or at least not reset the output to the mic (which is a poor output device)? :D
@be hmm. I just noticed that jack2 actually didn't get removed and when I try to remove it there's a million dependencies to get removed with it (Firefox, Mumble, etc.). Probably a Manjaro-specific problem, but I think it's blocking things from working properly...
At least pulseaudio is removed now? 🤷
@be Honestly, I think installing pipewire some months ago is what caused my audio interface to stop working. Do you know if pipewire supports multi input/output interfaces? Right now it's not even showing up as a device.
@nebunez Yes PipeWire supports multichannel audio interfaces. You might need to switch it to the Pro Audio profile in the Configuration tab of pavucontrol to get all the channels to be usable.
@nebunez Did you install the pipewire-jack package? I think it should conflict with the JACK2 package. At least that is how Fedora packages it.
@be Also, the device doesn't show up at all in configuration, so I can't select the Pro Audio profile.
@be This is a fairly recent fresh install of Manjaro, too. Not sure what happened either, but I think I'll attempt to reinstall with wayland and pipewire by default this time.
@nebunez designed to work with pavucontrol apparently - but pipewire is broken on debian 11 afaik. need to wait till newer versions hit backports.
@nebunez it doesn't rely on them, they just happen to work because Pipewire implements the PulseAudio and JACK APIs.
And why not use them until there are proper new GUI tools.
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