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commit eb04a075e02d45a6407bbf9324d5e685661c9bcb
parent f797c8f7b86c8e900ceab1c6c5b562d17f7d41f6
Author: Chris Bracken <>
Date:   Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:46:57 -0800

Add audio section to Arch install guide

Intel HDA audio doesn't seem to work without a modprobe config for the
snd_had_intel kernel module.

Diffstat: | 21+++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -524,6 +524,27 @@ Finally, we need a web browser: pacman -S firefox +### Audio + +It's useful to have the `alsa-utils` package installed for playing around with +audio levels via `alsa-mixer`. + + pacman -S alsa-utils + pacman -S pulseaudio-alsa + +Then start pulseaudio on user login: + + systemctl --user start pulseaudio + +If using Intel HDA audio, via the `snd_hda_intel` kernel module you may need to +ensure the following line exists in `/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf` (or other +equivalent file you edit/create under the `/etc/modprobe.d` directory): + + options snd-hda-intel model=auto + +Without this, Intel audio sometimes simply utterly fails to work. + + ### Install Japanese input support This needs to be updated for 2020.