Wireplumber and "Dummy Output"

First off, I’m not sure if this is a Wireplumber issue. The symptom is simply that on a fresh boot, it takes approximately 30 seconds for the sound setting to go from “Dummy Output” to actually finding the default device(s).

Any thoughts?

A bit more info would be great. What is your environment, what hardware etc.

inxi -Fzx output posted as preformated </> text would already help.


Kernel: 5.18.15-200.fc36.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 2.37-27.fc36 Desktop: GNOME v: 42.3.1
Distro: Fedora release 36 (Thirty Six)
Type: Laptop System: Alienware product: Alienware Area-51m R2 v: 1.17.0
Mobo: Alienware model: Alienware Area-51m R2 v: A00
serial: UEFI: Alienware v: 1.17.0 date: 06/07/2022
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 70.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 70.9/90.0 Wh (78.8%)
volts: 12.6 min: 11.4 model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 status: full
Info: 10-core model: Intel Core i9-10900K bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Comet Lake rev: 5 cache: L1: 640 KiB L2: 2.5 MiB L3: 20 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 5096 high: 5115 min/max: 800/5300 cores: 1: 5109
2: 5101 3: 5070 4: 5102 5: 5093 6: 5100 7: 5091 8: 5092 9: 5097 10: 5099
11: 5108 12: 5061 13: 5092 14: 5104 15: 5103 16: 5115 17: 5109 18: 5101
19: 5091 20: 5100 bogomips: 147994
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell driver: N/A
arch: Gen9.5 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA TU104M [GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 515.57 arch: Turing bus-ID: 01:00.0
Device-3: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-7:3
Device-4: Tobii AB EyeChip type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-9:4
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3 driver: X:
loaded: nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa
gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.57 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.15-200.fc36.x86_64 running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi vendor: Rivet Networks
driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
IF: wlo1 state: up mac:
Device-2: Realtek Killer E3000 2.5GbE vendor: Dell driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac:
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:6
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
Local Storage: total: 4.19 TiB used: 1.58 TiB (37.7%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM981a NVMe 2048GB
size: 1.86 TiB temp: 49.9 C
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM981a NVMe 2048GB
size: 1.86 TiB temp: 38.9 C
ID-3: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive FIT
size: 239.02 GiB
ID-4: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive FIT
size: 239.02 GiB
ID-1: / size: 165.29 GiB used: 24.6 GiB (14.9%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 220.8 MiB (22.7%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
ID-3: /boot/efi size: 497 MiB used: 412.5 MiB (83.0%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
ID-4: /home size: 1.48 TiB used: 232.37 GiB (15.3%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 29.2 MiB (0.4%) dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C pch: 51.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
temp: 53 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 692 Uptime: 3h 31m Memory: 31.1 GiB used: 5.6 GiB (18.0%)
Init: systemd target: graphical (5) Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: 27
note: see --pkg Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.19


Do you really think we are hovering over your problem for an instantaneous answer? Only a paid help desk could be expected to provide that kind of service.

Please be patient and someone may be able to assist when they have the freely given volunteer time to look at it.

Was that helpful, Jeff?

Do you have any custom configurations for sound or any gnome extensions that work with sound?