No audio on 2017 MacBook Pro running Linux

Set on avoiding Apple telemetry, I wiped my 2017 Touch-Bar-free 13″ MacBook Pro and installed Artix Linux on it.

The notebook performed well on macOS, yet Linux managed to give it a boost: it never heated up and thus its fans never ran, while the battery lasted longer and charged faster.

However, there was a catch: no audio. I spent weeks scouring for a solution and applying found patches, all to no avail. I then began to program a solution myself, only to realise that it was not a worthwhile task.

macOS returns, for now.

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