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0008315Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2023-05-19 01:15
Reporterarif_rahman_umam Assigned Toarnaudr  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0008315: No sound on Kali 2023.2
DescriptionNo sound after installing kali linux version 2023.2

I have done a full update and upgrade. but my laptop makes no sound. I am logged in as root user. using a laptop default sound card, laptop default speakers. using xfce desktop. I use dual boot, windows 11 and kali linux.
Additional Information┌──(root㉿unknown)-[~]
└─# 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-firmware 1.2-9 all Firmware for Bluetooth devices
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 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 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 libwireplumber-0.4-0:amd64 0.4.13-1 amd64 Shared libraries for WirePlumber
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-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 wireplumber 0.4.13-1 amd64 modular session / policy manager for PipeWire
ii xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin:amd64 0.4.5-1 amd64 Xfce4 panel plugin to control pulseaudio

└─# ps -fp $(pgrep wire)
root 1104 1088 0 18:22 ? S<sl 0:14 /usr/bin/pipewire
root 1105 1088 0 18:22 ? S<sl 0:01 /usr/bin/wireplumber
root 1106 1088 1 18:22 ? S<Lsl 0:26 /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 Thu 2023-05-18 18:22:32 WIB; 34min ago
TriggeredBy: ● pipewire-pulse.socket
   Main PID: 1106 (pipewire-pulse)
      Tasks: 2 (limit: 9295)
     Memory: 17.6M
        CPU: 29.012s
     CGroup: /user.slice/user-0.slice/[email protected]/session.slice/pipewire-pulse.service
             └─1106 /usr/bin/pipewire-pulse

May 18 18:22:32 unknown systemd[1088]: Started pipewire-pulse.service - PipeWire PulseAudio.

└─# apt list '?installed !?automatic' | grep pipe

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts


duplicate of 0008299 resolvedarnaudr 0008250: No sound on kali 2023.1 



2023-05-18 14:35

manager   ~0017965

Can you try to login as non-root use then, to see if it works better? Also, I know it sounds dumb, but did you double-check that the volume is not muted, or something like that?

Finally, if it doesn't help, can you try « sudo apt install pipewire-alsa » then log out and log back in. Does it work?

If it doesn't work: try « sudo apt install firmware-sof-signed » then reboot. Does it work?

Also: did you have the sound working with Kali Linux before, or with another Linux distro? It's possible that your hardware is simply not supported.

Another thing you


2023-05-18 16:52

reporter   ~0017970

Yes, I've tried logging in with non-root, and I made sure I set the volume up. I have done many other methods and it's the same, my laptop doesn't make any sound.

I have tried
« sudo apt install pipewire-alsa »
« sudo apt install firmware-sof-signed »
then log out and log back in.

also does nothing.

yes, I really make sure that the laptop hardware is functioning very well, because I used Kali 2022 before and the speaker sound is there. and also I use dual bot, Windows 11 and yes, the speaker sound is also there. please is there any other way to fix this?

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2023-05-18 18:47

reporter   ~0017971

i have solved this problem. Thank you to all of you


2023-05-19 01:14

manager   ~0017973

Glad to hear that it works again. I've read the link you gave above, it seems to indicate that installing firmware-sof-signed could fix it, but then it would probably require a full restart, not a log out/ log in. Anyway, I'm closing the ticket. Thanks for following up and telling us what was the solution.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-05-18 12:30 arif_rahman_umam New Issue
2023-05-18 13:20 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2023-05-18 13:20 daniruiz Status new => closed
2023-05-18 13:20 daniruiz Resolution open => duplicate
2023-05-18 13:20 daniruiz Relationship added duplicate of 0008299
2023-05-18 14:29 arnaudr Assigned To daniruiz => arnaudr
2023-05-18 14:29 arnaudr Status closed => feedback
2023-05-18 14:29 arnaudr Resolution duplicate => reopened
2023-05-18 14:35 arnaudr Note Added: 0017965
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam File Added: Configuration.png
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam File Added: Input Devices.png
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam File Added: Output Devices.png
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam File Added: Playback.png
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam File Added: Recording.png
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam Note Added: 0017970
2023-05-18 16:52 arif_rahman_umam Status feedback => assigned
2023-05-18 18:47 arif_rahman_umam Note Added: 0017971
2023-05-19 01:14 arnaudr Note Added: 0017973
2023-05-19 01:15 arnaudr Status assigned => resolved
2023-05-19 01:15 arnaudr Resolution reopened => fixed