Lenovo Yoga 7i- tinny sound from speakers, but works fine in windows or headphones

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jakeybob
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Lenovo Yoga 7i- tinny sound from speakers, but works fine in windows or headphones

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Hello all, been trying many different fixes from google and the forums but have not had any luck.

Recently bought a yoga 7i and installed Mint Cinnamon on it. First time using linux, getting my feet wet. Decided I'd rather do this than get used to windows 11 :)

The laptop speakers sound terrible in linux. Quiet, tinny.
In linux headphones sound fine, plugged into the 3.5mm jack or bluetooth, no issues.

Speakers sound great when I am in windows.

https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/t/so ... ws/8203/18
Tried the edits to daemon.conf and asound.conf shown in this link (about 6 posts down), no changes (though my asound file seemed to be blank to start?)

Messed around with the sliders in alsa.

I've tried HDjackretask, RealtekALC287
Have tried various override settings I've seen online, no luck. Though those never seem to save? Everytime I reopen hdajackretask after a reboot its in the default settings, even with boot override
https://askubuntu.com/questions/899021/ ... 69#1120269
tried the settings in the bottom post

Came across a thread that said the new 5.19 kernel had updates that fixed the lenovo ALC287 sound issues, running 5.19.3 now and still the same problem.
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/t/problem ... tops/24849

Basically just stabbing around in the dark and hoping :)

Included my inxi output as well

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 Kernel: 5.19.3-051903-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0
    Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.11 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: Mutter vt: 7
    dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 82QG v: Yoga 7 16IAP7
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31 v: Yoga 7 16IAP7
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0T76465 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: J1CN27WW date: 03/11/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 68.0 Wh (94.8%) condition: 71.7/71.0 Wh (101.0%)
    volts: 17.1 min: 15.4 model: BYD L21B4PE2 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: Not charging cycles: 2
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M705 serial: <filter>
    charge: 55% rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
  Device-2: wacom_battery_0 model: Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor
    serial: N/A charge: 0% rechargeable: yes status: N/A
CPU:
  Info: 12-core (4-mt/8-st) model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P bits: 64
    type: MST AMCP smt: enabled arch: Alder Lake rev: 3 cache: L1: 1.1 MiB
    L2: 9 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2334 high: 3700 min/max: 400/4400:3300 cores: 1: 2100
    2: 2100 3: 2100 4: 2100 5: 3700 6: 2100 7: 2156 8: 2423 9: 2829 10: 2744
    11: 2712 12: 2237 13: 2569 14: 1699 15: 2100 16: 1679 bogomips: 67584
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo
    driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:46a6 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Luxvisions Innotech Integrated RGB Camera type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-8:4 chip-ID: 30c9:0057 class-ID: fe01
    serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1600 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x423mm (26.7x16.7")
    s-diag: 798mm (31.4")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics res: 2560x1600 hz: 60 dpi: 189
    size: 344x215mm (13.5x8.5") diag: 406mm (16") modes: 2560x1600
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Graphics (ADL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.5
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:51c8
    class-ID: 0401
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.3-051903-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:51f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:6
    chip-ID: 8087:0033 class-ID: e001
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 30.39 GiB (12.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Lenovo model: UMIS RPJTJ256MGE1QDY
    size: 238.47 GiB speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 1.3L0630 temp: 22.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 104.21 GiB used: 30.35 GiB (29.1%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 40.1 MiB (15.7%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    file: /swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos:
  Packages: apt: 2539
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cappelikan-ppa-jammy.list
    1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cappelikan/ppa/ubuntu jammy main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com vanessa main upstream import backport
    2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
Info:
  Processes: 354 Uptime: 8m wakeups: 1588 Memory: 7.49 GiB
  used: 3.51 GiB (46.9%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5 Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 alt: 11 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.13
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 7i- tinny sound from speakers, but works fine in windows or headphones

Post by unixfish »

I am having the same issue. Love the laptop and the hardware, but just cannot get sound to be "right".

Looking for a solution - what does the community need to debug this?
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 7i- tinny sound from speakers, but works fine in windows or headphones

Post by unixfish »

Should have included this:

$ inxi -A
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-48-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
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