Hello, first of all I would like to clarify that I am new to Linux and new to this forum so please do let me know if I am breaking any rules and I will make any necessary corrections
I just installed Fedora 34 on my HP EliteBook 8440p notebook (no dualboot) and everything seems to be working fine except the sound out of the laptop’s speakers. I have read several forums and have come to the conclusion that the problem is that AlsaMixer has PipeWire selected as the default sound card vs HDA Intel but I have no clue how to set this up in Fedora. Below are a number of steps I followed:
In the Settings/Sound panel, only “Headphones - Built In Audio” is listed, so I can’t select the external speakers.
I launched AlsaMixer throught the terminal, PipeWire is being used as the default sound card.
I pressed F6 to select the correct sound card, selected HDA Intel MID. After selecting HDA Intel MID I can successfully see all Input/Output devices available but external speakers are muted by default.
I manually un-muted external speakers and turned the volume up and this works perfect…external speakers work fine:
However once I exit AlsaMixer and exit the terminal, it all goes back to PipeWire and loose sound through external speakers.
Any ideas how to set HDA Intel MID as the default sound card?
Thanks in advance to all the community!