Audio no longer works at all in dom0 and VMs after upgrading to 4.2

Hello, all. I saw two forum posts related to this:

but the first one suggests uninstalling pipewire from dom0 (which seems to remove one of the key upgrades of version 4.2): Audio not work in appVM on 4.2.0-rc1

And the second one, I followed the instructions and they did not succeed for me:

Basically, everything is working great after the upgrade to 4.2 except that now my sound doesn’t play in any template nor in dom0. I tried my old templates that I upgraded, but also downloaded the new templates that already have pulseaudio-pipewire installed, and no luck.

In fact, at the moment my internal speakers are not being recognized in Pulse Audio Manager at all, so it doesn’t see the playback device. Can anyone assist? Is this something that the upgrade failed to switch?

About pipewire in dom0 - is not supported in dom0, only in other qubes.
Source: Pipewire audio support · Issue #6358 · QubesOS/qubes-issues · GitHub

Not sure, but after I’ve set the audiovm to dom0 (this is the default value for 4.2-RC3 deployments), I got sound…

qvm-prefs $qube audiovm dom0

Thank you @balko for linking that post; it is very helpful. Thank you @solene for your suggestion; that seems to fix my problem for now at least. :slight_smile:

I just ran the line you suggested in the dom0 terminal and replaced “$qube” with the VM I was trying to get sound from. Oddly, I only did this once for a single VM and now all my VM sounds seem to be working…