A couple of day sago I asked this. I now have new information and my question might have been wrongly asked.
After upgrading to Fedora 35 everything worked fine, at first. After some hours I got audio issues, e.g. no audio and video wouldn’t play (every 10 seconds a frame). A reboot seemed to fix this.
I tried many things, but even after downgrading to PulseAudio with
sudo dnf swap --allowerasing pipewire-pulseaudio pulseaudio I have still the same issue:
My audio interface, a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen, crashes on boot or when connecting it (The gain light is always off. But normally, even when not connected to a computer, this light is on when getting mic-input. The USB-Connected light stays on). I have to connect it to my Windows PC to get it back up again.
Furthermore I tried my old Fedora 34 Kernel, didn’t help. I really need audio for my work and I have the feeling I might have destroyed something while trying to fix the initial issue with the audio stop working after some time. It worked for years and on Fedora, everything looks fine, the device shows up correctly when doing a
pactl list short sinks or a
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 1235:8203 Focusrite-Novation Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
No matter what sink I set the default, it doesn’t change to the Focusrite, it remains at my monitor.
Some more info:
> pactl info Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native Library Protocol Version: 35 Server Protocol Version: 35 Is Local: yes Client Index: 1176 Tile Size: 65472 User Name: lukas Host Name: fedora Server Name: pulseaudio Server Version: 15.0 Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right Default Sink: alsa_output.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_6i6_USB_00052950-00.analog-surround-21 Default Source: alsa_input.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_6i6_USB_00052950-00.multichannel-input Cookie: 387e:067e
I can select the Scarlett 6i6 USB in
alsamixer, like always. The default in alsamixer is now
PulseAudio and changing the volume there has no impact on the volume when having the sink set to the Scarlett but hearing everything through my monitor.
Could this be a USB issue? And how can I resolve it? I mean, it did work at first with F35.