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0008310Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2023-05-17 01:32
ReporterLiuLouis Assigned Toarnaudr  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2023.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0008310: no sound on Kali 2023.1
DescriptionAfter upgrading Kali to 2023.1, no sound (audio not working) on 5/12/20 (Fri)
Steps To ReproduceMy Kali system installed on Dell old laptop D630, which running very well before. After to upgrading Kali 2023.1, its audio not working.

What I did:
> apt udpate
> apt full-upgrade
> apt autoremove (there were a lot of packages prompted to remove , by run the command)

My issue (no sound on 2023.1) same with ID: 0008299/0008250/0008195/0008258/0008246

└─$ ps -fp $(pgrep wire)·
root 141 2 0 13:33 ? I< 0:00 [firewire]
root 147 2 0 13:33 ? I< 0:00 [firewire_ohci]
r42072 895 879 0 13:34 ? S<sl 0:00 /usr/bin/pipewire
r42072 896 879 0 13:34 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/bin/pipewire-media-session
r42072 897 879 0 13:34 ? S<sl 0:01 /usr/bin/pipewire-pulse
└─$ systemctl --user status -n 100 pipewire-pulse
● pipewire-pulse.service - PipeWire PulseAudio
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire-pulse.service; enabled; preset: enabled)
   Drop-In: /usr/lib/systemd/user/pipewire-pulse.service.d
    Active: active (running) since Mon 2023-05-15 13:34:17 CST; 1h 43min ago
TriggeredBy: ● pipewire-pulse.socket
  Main PID: 897 (pipewire-pulse)
     Tasks: 2 (limit: 3447)
    Memory: 4.8M
       CPU: 1.039s
    CGroup: /user.slice/user-1000.slice/[email protected]/session.slice/pipewire-pulse.service
             └─897 /usr/bin/pipewire-pulse
May 15 13:34:17 mykali systemd[879]: Started pipewire-pulse.service - PipeWire PulseAudio.
May 15 13:34:18 mykali pipewire-pulse[897]: mod.rt: Can't find org.freedesktop.portal.Desktop. Is>
May 15 13:34:18 mykali pipewire-pulse[897]: mod.rt: found session bus but no portal

note, probably the mod.rt problem, which cannot found in org.freedesktop.protal.Desktop

the packages in system are (you may want)┌──(r42072㉿mykali)-[~]
└─$ dpkg -l | grep -E 'blue[tz]|pipewire|wireplumber|pulse'
ii blueman 2.3.5-2+b1 amd64 Graphical bluetooth manager
ii bluez 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii bluez-hcidump 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Analyses Bluetooth HCI packets
ii bluez-obexd 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 bluez obex daemon
ii kismet-capture-linux-bluetooth 2022.08.R1-0kali3 amd64 Kismet Linux Bluetooth capture helper
ii libbluetooth-dev:amd64 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Development files for using the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth library
ii libbluetooth3:amd64 5.66-1+kali1 amd64 Library to use the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack
ii libpipewire-0.3-0:amd64 0.3.65-3 amd64 libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server
ii libpipewire-0.3-common 0.3.65-3 all libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - common files
ii libpipewire-0.3-modules:amd64 0.3.65-3 amd64 libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - modules
ii libpulse-mainloop-glib0:amd64 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
ii libpulse0:amd64 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 PulseAudio client libraries
ii libpulse0:i386 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 i386 PulseAudio client libraries
ii libpulsedsp:amd64 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 PulseAudio OSS pre-load library
ii libspa-0.2-bluetooth:amd64 0.3.65-3 amd64 libraries for the PipeWire multimedia server - bluetooth plugins
ii pipewire:amd64 0.3.65-3 amd64 audio and video processing engine multimedia server
ii pipewire-bin 0.3.65-3 amd64 PipeWire multimedia server - programs
ii pipewire-media-session 0.4.2-3 amd64 example session manager for PipeWire
ii pipewire-pulse 0.3.65-3 amd64 PipeWire PulseAudio daemon
ii pulseaudio 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-module-bluetooth 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-utils 16.1+dfsg1-2+b1 amd64 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
ii redfang 2.5-1kali3 amd64 Locates non-discoverable bluetooth devices
ii xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin:amd64 0.4.5-1 amd64 Xfce4 panel plugin to control pulseaudio



2023-05-16 11:06

manager   ~0017939

There's an issue opened upstream, it suggests that the warning message doesn't actually matter:

Quick questions: are you using the sound card of your laptop, not an external sound card? I also assume it's the XFCE desktop, not GNOME/KDE? And finally, I assume that you logged in as the non-root user (r42072 seems to be your username)?

OK ok, wait, I see something wrong in your logs. Can you please install wireplumber?

sudo apt install -y wireplumber

That should uninstall pipewire-media-session in the process. Then log out and log back in, or reboot. Does it fix the problem?


2023-05-16 11:37

reporter   ~0017940

It fixed itself whenever i plugged in some headphones. Before that speaker sound would not work at all but when i plugged in earphones and disconnected them it worked. Idk what it is


2023-05-16 14:17

manager   ~0017943

Can you please try to run this command, and paste the output here:

apt list '?installed !?automatic' | grep pipe

This will help me to understand why wireplumber is not installed on your system.

And after that, I strongly suggest that you install wireplumber (see command above). It will replace pipewire-media-session, which is obsolete.

Thanks in advance.


2023-05-17 01:31

manager   ~0017953

Installing wireplumber fixed the issue, LiuLouis replied in Closing the issue.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-05-16 09:19 LiuLouis New Issue
2023-05-16 11:06 arnaudr Note Added: 0017939
2023-05-16 11:37 derpmerp111 Note Added: 0017940
2023-05-16 14:17 arnaudr Note Added: 0017943
2023-05-17 01:31 arnaudr Note Added: 0017953
2023-05-17 01:31 arnaudr Assigned To => arnaudr
2023-05-17 01:31 arnaudr Status new => assigned
2023-05-17 01:32 arnaudr Status assigned => resolved
2023-05-17 01:32 arnaudr Resolution open => fixed