UPDATE: After upgrade to Debian testing (trixie/sid): plasmoids still don't work, KDE doesn't find sound devices.

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 12:09:36 BST 2023

>  This package contains client libraries allowing programs designed for
>  the ALSA, JACK and PulseAudio APIs to use a PipeWire server for audio
>  playback and recording. They are not used by default, and are currently
>  considered to be experimental.

>From what I heard they work fine (for everyday use at least).

>But it depends on pipewire-alsa which, even after selecting it, aptitude
>refuses to install.  It fixes the dependency problem by not installing

Aptitude does usually (or can) tell you why it won't install something. Have you tried with asking it to install just pipewire-alsa?
Strange that that package isn't installed btw! There are alternatives to ALSA but AFAIK they're older and presumable less advanced.


More information about the kde mailing list