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Razer Blade 16 Speakers Linux

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Hi there Razer,

Thanks for the Blade 16, it’s a good laptop and on linux it performs pretty well.

is there a way to enable the speakers in Linux? Headphones work, Microphones work but somehow the speaker won’t turn on (no sound). Is Razer aware of this issue and going to help resolve it?

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Also having the same issue with the 16 blade running arch linux.

same here on Ubuntu 23.04 :(


Same on ubuntu 23.10 (I know, big upgrade from 23.04, eh?)

same issue here with the 18

same here


I think this is an upstream bug.  If its pulse audio you can go here - https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/pulseaudio-bugs

double post…. not sure why

Same issue with Razer blade 14 (2023), no speakers sound on Linux (Arch, Debian, Ubuntu).
Alsa or pipewire both failing, mic is working

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Unfortunately Razer simply does not care about Linux. This is why they’ve never bothered to port synapse, or even a simple lighting controller. It’s left entirely to the Linux community.

So we’re stuck waiting until someone with sufficient knowledge is able to hack a solution together and get the speakers working.

I would really love for this to be resolved. Ubuntu feels so great on Razer Blade 16, this is the only issue I am having.


From my tries to make sound work (even reverse engineer windows driver) I am to conclusion that this is BIOS bug. There is no pin assignment listed in ACPI table to enable speakers and is left to windows driver to do heavy lifting. Speakers are working only  with windows realtek driver ...

Had to return max configuration due to inability to get sound working on Linux :/ (2024 version still has this problem)

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Have u tried reinstalling drivers or trying a older driver? I tried an older driver for my speakers on my blade 14 and it worked.

I have the same issue on Razer Blade 16 2024 with Ubunt 22.04. I tried an EndeavorOS (arch) and same issue with internal speakers not working.

I understand this issue is reported on 2023 model too, so maybe Razer it's time to help fixing this?!

Unfortunately, number of Linux users using razer is too small to make them care

Is this really an issue with Razor though? I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit looking into this, but I can’t say I’d necessary put the blame on Razor. If we want this fixed, we need to jump on the various kernel bugs forms and provide enough information to come up with a patch to fix the problem.

Just check here - https://github.com/thesofproject/linux/issues/4055

Work around captured here:https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207423

You need to write a service file to have that script initialize at boot, but works like a charm.