#StackBounty: #sound #microphone #headphones #flatpak Flatpak apps do not detect headphone microphone

Bounty: 50

Flatpak apps such as Skype or Zoom do not detect my headphone microphone. If I start them with my headphones plugged in no microphone is detected, whereas if the headphones are unplugged the built-in microphone is detected. The headphone microphone does work elsewhere.

I tried running them with the --device=all argument but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

How can I troubleshoot this?

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#StackBounty: #sound #pulseaudio #alsa #headphones Headphone Sound Output Gets Mixed with the Line-Out Output

Bounty: 100

Problem Summary

When the line-out speaker is selected as the sound output, the sound
is fine. Sound comes only from the speakers connected to the line-out port. However, when the headphone is selected as the output device,
sound comes out both from the headphone and the speakers.


My desktop computer has three sound output options:

  • HDMI/Display port (not used)
  • Headphone port at the front (headphone
  • Line-out port at the back (speakers connected)

When line-out is selected as the output device, the sound is
heard only from the speakers connected to the line-out port. No problem there.

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However, when headphone is selected as the output device, the sound is
heard both from headphones and the speakers connected to the line out

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This is really strange and beats the very purpose of the headphone,
namely, privacy and not disturbing others.

Current Settings

My sound card as found is as follows.

sudo aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3234 Analog [ALC3234 Analog]

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I even tried setting the sound volume of the line-out to zero in
settings. This works for the line-out speakers. However, this does not
seem to have any effect on the sound volume when the headphone is
selected. The line-out speakers are equally loud, even with the sound volume set to zero.

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I am not sure whether the output from alsamixer will be useful. But
here it goes anyway.

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#StackBounty: #sound #pulseaudio #alsa #headphones #speakers Ubuntu 20.04 Built-in speakers treated as headphones

Bounty: 50

Built-in Speakers treated as headphones

I recently configured dual boot with ubuntu 20.04 LTS and now I have a volume problem.

This is the default sound configuration when I boot my computer and when I unplug a headphone or any external speaker.
How alsamixer appears at booting

My problem is:

  1. My Headphone Volume is controled by the “Headphone” device.
  2. Getting sound from my headphones requires that the “Master” and “Headphone” devices be unmuted.
  3. My Speaker Volume is ALSO controlled by the “Headphone” device. (The ALSA speaker volume setting suprisingly has no effect on my speaker’s volume). And when I unplug a Headphone, the “Headphone” device turns to 0 volume, as it does when I turn on the pc.
  4. Getting sound from my speakers requires that the “Master” and “Speaker” devices be unmuted.

So, basically I have to turn on the “Headphone” device any time I start my pc or unplug any sound device.

So it is exactly the same problem as this comment: https://askubuntu.com/a/929766/1092287, but I tried with that solution and it didn’t work, it just worsened everything and I have to uninstall and reinstall alsa-base and pulseaudio

I would really appreciate it if you could give me a solution to this problem that has been driving me nuts. Thank you in advance, and tell me if you need more info about my computer or something.

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#StackBounty: #sound #headphones #bug-reporting Ubuntu automatically selects the wrong option when I plug my headphones

Bounty: 50

I am using the latest Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell G3 laptop and having an odd behaviour.
My sound on the headphones doesn’t work sometimes, even though I hear some clips when plugin in (showing that phone and hardware are working).

I looked for solutions online, installed packages and run several commands. The only one that works for me is typing alsactl restore once in a while. However it is not guaranteed that it will always work.

Looking around I found an interest thing.
On the input tab, when I select the headset option I have no audio but if I change it my audio comes back. This behaviour is coherent with my setup, since I have a headphone, not a headset. The problem is that the headset option is selected automatically when I plug in my headphone.

Does anyone know why this could be happening?

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#StackBounty: #sound #pulseaudio #microphone #headphones Elgato Wave 3 only as input or output but not both

Bounty: 50

I was not able to find anything similar to this, so I hope this is not a duplicated cuestion…

I have the following issue with my Elgato Wave 3 microphone: when I want to use it as an input (microphone), it works like a charm, but when I connect the headphones at the back of it, using it also as an output (selecting it on settings panel or PulseAudio control), the microphone stops registering as an input, so I cannot use it anymore as a microphone, but headphones works…

I saw that it could have missing the output + input or duplex profile or something related to the profile, but I have no idea if I can add it or what can I do to solve this. I tried researching about pactl but I do not understand it fully.

The profiles I see are:

  1. Analog Stereo Output
  2. Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output
  3. Analog Mono Input
  4. Off

Thank you !

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#StackBounty: #sound #bluetooth #pulseaudio #alsa #headphones Ubuntu 20.04 bluetooth headphones play through internal speakers

Bounty: 50

I’m trying to pair my Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones to my computer. I’m able to get them paired, and selected in the sound menu successfully, but for some reason audio still plays through the internal speakers?

I tried the fixes described in 477933, and https://www.nielsvandermolen.com/bluetooth-headphones-ubuntu/ to no avail

This is what my settings menu looks like:
settings img
Which is wierd because it looks like both the output and the input are hooked together, but I never set them that way?

Does anybody know how to fix this?


Here are the printouts from the dmesg commands in the tutorial from above

(base) aaron@aaron-Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-15IILTouch:~$ dmesg | grep -i bluetooth # Shows all Bluetooth driver info
[    3.163206] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[    3.163223] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    3.163231] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    3.163233] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    3.163235] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[    3.216419] Bluetooth: hci0: Bootloader revision 0.1 build 0 week 11 2017
[    3.217429] Bluetooth: hci0: Device revision is 2
[    3.217430] Bluetooth: hci0: Secure boot is enabled
[    3.217430] Bluetooth: hci0: OTP lock is enabled
[    3.217431] Bluetooth: hci0: API lock is enabled
[    3.217431] Bluetooth: hci0: Debug lock is disabled
[    3.217432] Bluetooth: hci0: Minimum firmware build 1 week 10 2014
[    3.218922] Bluetooth: hci0: Found device firmware: intel/ibt-19-32-1.sfi
[    4.876884] Bluetooth: hci0: Waiting for firmware download to complete
[    4.877409] Bluetooth: hci0: Firmware loaded in 1623682 usecs
[    4.877453] Bluetooth: hci0: Waiting for device to boot
[    4.891412] Bluetooth: hci0: Device booted in 13645 usecs
[    4.891818] Bluetooth: hci0: Found Intel DDC parameters: intel/ibt-19-32-1.ddc
[    4.892417] Bluetooth: hci0: Failed to send Intel_Write_DDC (-22)
[    5.114099] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[    5.114101] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[    5.114104] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[   13.193395] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[   13.193409] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[   13.193416] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
(base) aaron@aaron-Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-15IILTouch:~$ dmesg | grep -i bluetooth | grep -i firmware # Shows Bluetooth firmware issues
[    3.217432] Bluetooth: hci0: Minimum firmware build 1 week 10 2014
[    3.218922] Bluetooth: hci0: Found device firmware: intel/ibt-19-32-1.sfi
[    4.876884] Bluetooth: hci0: Waiting for firmware download to complete
[    4.877409] Bluetooth: hci0: Firmware loaded in 1623682 usecs
(base) aaron@aaron-Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-15IILTouch:~$ lsusb # Displays hardware connected to the USB ports
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13d3:56b2 IMC Networks Integrated Camera
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f3:245a Elan Microelectronics Corp. Touchscreen
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0aaa Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
(base) aaron@aaron-Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-15IILTouch:~$ 

When I went into the alsamixer it showed my headphones were, muted, so I unmuted them, as the SO question above indicated, but that didn’t help things either.

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#StackBounty: #drivers #sound #20.04 #microphone #headphones 4 pin jack not detecting microphone on Ubuntu

Bounty: 100

Please do not mark this as a duplicate as no posted solution has resolved this issue.

Issue: My machine (Asus GL502VM) is only able to detect an output device but no input device from my headset (Hyperx cloud mix), the port is a 4-pin jack to which the headset connects properly when running Windows 10 (sound + mic). The machine only has this one port and I have no usb adapters.

I’m running Ubuntu 20.04.

What I’ve tried for the past 8 hours that didn’t work (reboot between each solution):

  • Change the hda adapter on /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, i.e. options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-dmic, also tried alc255-asus and dell-headset-multi
  • Go on pavucontrol, admin and not, set the profile on the correct codec to “Analog Stereo Duplex”, Go on Input devices and change the device on Port. I have “Internal Microphone (plugged in)” and “Microphone (unplugged)”, they both pick up the machine’s build in mic.
  • Go on hdajackretask, select the correct codec, where only 3 pins are connected: “Internal mic” (12), “Internal speaker” (14), and “Headphone” (21). Check “Show unconnected pins”, override pin 18 and select “Microphone”, install boot override and reboot.
  • Run acpi_listen to see the sound devices being plugged in:
    curli@clank:~$ acpi_listen
    jack/headphone HEADPHONE unplug
    jack/headphone HEADPHONE plug

please help

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#StackBounty: #sound #kubuntu #headphones #19.10 No sound over headphones on a new Samsung Notebook 7 Force

Bounty: 50

I bought a new notebook and I’m having a hard time figuring out why it won’t output sound over my wired headphones. The notebook is the Samsung Notebook 7 Force and I’m running Kubuntu 19.10.

It recognizes them as plugged in and pavucontrol display things as if the sound is being reproduced. There is nothing muted on alsamixer also. Sound work fine with the onboard speakers.

I also noticed that the driver searcher thingy in Settings doesn’t show a list of hardware components, it only displays a message saying is getting information about the system (I don’t know if it is related, I just thought it could have something to do with missing drivers).

Being a Dell user since, well, forever, I really thought wonky hardware support was a thing of the past.

sudo lshw -c multimediaoutput:

       description: Video
       product: 720p HD Camera
       vendor: Generic
       physical id: 6
       bus info: usb@1:6
       version: 0.06
       serial: 200901010001
       capabilities: usb-2.01
       configuration: driver=uvcvideo maxpower=500mA speed=480Mbit/s
       description: Audio device
       product: Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.3
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
       version: 11
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
       resources: iomemory:600-5ff iomemory:600-5ff irq:139 
       memory:6013118000-601311bfff memory:6013000000-60130fffff


By setting the volume at 100% I can hear some sound: it is very low and it’s played distorted, kinda like a buzzing sound.


HDMI output doesn’t work also. This guy is having the same problem (S51 Pro is the model name of this laptop in Brazil).

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