I dumped Pulse/Jack and installed Pipewire (via manjaro-pipewire package). Now, how do I do anything? Pipewire tools is a blank page docs.pipewire.org/page_tools.h

Weird, but pipewire seems to rely on pulseaudio management apps (pamixer, pavucontrol, etc.) to manage it. But it's pipewire running behind it all..

@nebunez You can also use JACK tools such as Carla and QJackCtl.

@be So, Jack and Pulseaudio should be gone completely, but not their tools?

@nebunez Yes. The tools of both PulseAudio and JACK work together with PipeWire.

@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.

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