Will pipewire be enabled by default in solus?
I think the consensus amongst most distro maintainers is that PipeWire will eventually replace PulseAudio and JACK, but that the stability and feature parity isn't quite there yet. As for Solus, we are very much in the "wait and see" camp.
DataDrake Thanks for answer
Canned response 😛
edit: Nevermind, it's not copy and paste. Shame on me!
Staudey So, I'm so consistent in my messaging that it looks effortless. Nice.
Whats good in Solus is that all supported package for Pipewire is installed by default and i just switched to it..so far so good..especially in bluetooth codecs and headset which support mSBC wideband speech !
I'm using Solus KDE.
abimagnus Can you please provide info on how we can do that. I am also on Solus KDE.
andiskufi Yup the same steps mentioned by @George also the guide mentioned below..
systemd service are already in place for Solus..so you can skip that !
Thank you both for your info. All worked great.
George abimagnus As I said on my previous reply it works great. I just noticed when I restarted my PC that the services does not start on boot and I have to run the commands in order to have sound. How can I make them start on boot so I don't have to run the commands every time I restart my PC?
andiskufi Hmm weird did you enable the below services and disable pulse audio?
systemctl --user enable pipewire-media-session.service
systemctl --user enable pipewire pipewire-pulse
For me its sticking at boot and works perfectly !
abimagnus Yes I did everything as you said. Anyway it's fine as I had to disable pipewire as I had issue when I was running a game and at the same time playing youtube, I did not have sound on the game. Thanks anyway for your help.
If I switch to pipewire, just for testing, is there any application like pavucontrol for it? I know KDE can change audio/application output by itself, but gnome can't.
YuriTheHenrique Pipewire implements the Pulseaudio APIs. You can literally just use pavucontrol with it.
As for gnome extensions that work well with Pipewire I use the following (both compatible with GNOME 40):
ReillyBrogan Thanks, I'll be testing pipewire this weekend then.
I just use pavucontrol because I have more control over which program is using what output... sometimes different sources has to be on different outputs. 😅
YuriTheHenrique Based on what I've heard on IRC, it seems Pipewire may conflict with Wine/Proton gaming. So if you experience issues, check if changing to Pulseaudio works 🙂
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