#StackBounty: #audio #camera #microphone Plugging in webcam microphone causes sound to stop working

Bounty: 50

Back a few months ago when COVID started, I got myself a USB webcam (this one, to be specific). I found the fact that you have to plug it into the audio jack to be a little annoying, but otherwise it worked fine. Back then I was running Windows 10.

Recently I switched to Linux Mint (Ulyana Cinnamon, if it’s any help). When I try to use my webcam the video works, but my computer’s audio stops working for the duration of having the webcam plugged in. I think the computer is getting the microphone input mixed up with sound output, but I’m not sure. My computer has no other microphones or webcams (it’s a desktop), so I would appreciate it if y’all could help me resolve this quickly.

EDIT: You might want to zoom your browser out before viewing the pictures, they are a bit large.

Debug output from terminal:

$ arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3234 Analog [ALC3234 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 2: ALC3234 Alt Analog [ALC3234 Alt Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

$ lspci | grep Audio
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH HD Audio

Sound/Output in settings without microphone plugged in:

Sound/Output without microphone plugged in

Sound/Output with microphone plugged in:

Sound/Output with microphone plugged in

Sound/Input without microphone plugged in:

Sound/Input without microphone plugged in

Sound/Input with microphone plugged in (1):

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Sound/Input with microphone plugged in (2):

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Get this bounty!!!

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