This is a recurring problem for me, when “something happens” and my audio gets very quiet. In the past, I’ve blamed it on Windows update, but I’m not sure that’s the case, as I’ve barely booted in to Windows at all recently.
Whatever is going on seems to be at a very deep layer, because in the past I’ve needed to do a full Windows re-install with the device removed from the system in order to reset it. A Windows system restore or other similar procedures is not enough. I booted in to Windows to check the volume today, and it is low there too.
However on the Fedora side, I have no idea what to do. I doubt a re-install will fix it, and I don’t want to do that anyway, especially repeatedly. It’d be great if I could actually figure out the problem and find a good resolution.
I don’t see any unusual errors in the logs. Everything “works” in the sense that the system does play audio, it’s just very quiet. Even with all the volume settings maxed out (alsamixer and settings on speaker), the system audio is as quiet as a whisper. Right now I’m playing audio from my phone to the same speaker via Bluetooth, with the volume turned quite low. It is still at a comfortable level, despite being so low.
I’d appreciate any ideas on how to get my volume restored to a comfortable volume. I wanted to look at my software log to see what had been updated recently, but I’m not sure how. I didn’t see anything in journalctl. I looked at the gnome help, and it talks about “Software Log Viewer”, but not only is that not installed, it doesn’t seem to be available in the default packages. I looked in “Logs” but didn’t see it there either.
Thanks in advance!