Headset microphone is not detected by system. AUX mic not detected. How can I solve this?

Headset mic is not detected by system. Doesn't show up in available audio input devices. Please help.


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Hi there, welcome to the community.

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I am running windows 10 and Garuda Linux Dragonised edition in dual boot, I ran Pavucontrol but it only shows "Microphone" in input devices>port. Everything runs fine in Windows, but Garuda does not recognise my headset mic.
Please let me know what information you need.

Also the previous posts did not end with a solution so that did not work.

System:    Kernel: 5.12.2-zen2-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=1ea791ba-ab0c-48c5-8d35-83a4b207eaf5  
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X556UF v: 1.0 serial: <filter>  
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X556UF v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: X556UF.411  
date: 01/24/2019  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 17.2 Wh (71.7%) condition: 24.0/38.0 Wh (63.2%) volts: 7.6 min: 7.6  
model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging cycles: 919  
Device-1: hidpp_battery_6 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K230 serial: <filter>  
charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging  
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake family: 6  
model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: E2 cache: L2: 3 MiB  
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19200  
Speed: 1668 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1668 2: 2740 3: 2324 4: 2540  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled  
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp  
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization  
Type: spectre_v2  
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300  
Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 930M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 465.27  
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1346 class-ID: 0302  
Device-3: Realtek USB Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 0bda:57b5  
class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia  
display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")  
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")  
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.0 direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.2-zen2-1-zen running: yes  
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no  
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes  
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.27 running: yes  
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169  
v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200  
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>  
Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: rtl8723be  
v: kernel port: c000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280  
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>  
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:7  
chip-ID: 0bda:b719 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>  
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 5 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:  
hardware: no software: no address: <filter>  
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 492.25 GiB (52.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter>
rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 117.19 GiB size: 117.19 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.83 GiB (36.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 25.5 MiB (26.6%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 117.19 GiB size: 117.19 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.83 GiB (36.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 117.19 GiB size: 117.19 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.83 GiB (36.5%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 117.19 GiB size: 117.19 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.83 GiB (36.5%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 644.1 MiB (33.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 611.1 MiB (31.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 655.6 MiB (33.6%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.91 GiB used: 607.3 MiB (31.1%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3900
Info:      Processes: 295 Uptime: 23h 50m wakeups: 77 Memory: 7.63 GiB used: 4.51 GiB (59.1%)
Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages:
pacman: 1600 lib: 447 Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

Did I do it correctly?

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Try a different kernel, such as the LTS?


I did that, it still didn't show up but now all the animations are gone, and the icons have changed. Did I do anything wrong?

I followed this :https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/switch-to-the-lts-kernel-in-arch-linux/

Stupid OMFGUbuntu forgot to tell you that you may very well need the kernel headers. Like this...

sudo pacman -S linux-lts-headers

But, while you're at it, your system probably needs updating, too, so instead do...

sudo pacman -Syu linux-lts-headers

And, since I note the LTS kernel & headers are flagged out-of-date this day, May 14, why not also install the mainline kernel...

sudo pacman -Syu linux linux-headers

But you might as well do them both, like this...

sudo pacman -Syu linux linux-lts linux-headers linux-lts-headers

Then reboot and see what you can see. :smiley:


Is it a wireless headset?

Maybe try this

or look for other workarounds

:: Synchronizing package databases...
error: failed to update core (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update extra (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update community (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update multilib (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update chaotic-aur (unable to lock database)
error: failed to synchronize all databases

?? Maybe I am dumb but what do I do now? (thank you so much for helping me!)

No, these are wired. Through AUX, like normal ones.


sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

on fish :yum:

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Thank you!

:pray: :pray: :pray:

rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/pacman/db.lck': No such file or directory

You should also probably check you've got the latest BIOS update available for your machine.


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