Microphone Not detecting by system

Hello Brothers hope you well. I am writing this post because currently i am running into a problem and that is microphone not working. I guess it happened due to the kernel update. I did perform an update yesterday. I saw that linux-zen package is updating. After that update i fall into this problem. As a newbie i read other post on this forum i did not understand those fixes. I am using pulseaudio as my sound driver in my Dragonized edition. So i check though pulseaudio volume control and no input device there. Sound is working fine but microphone did not work. Also just to let you know that there is not configaration file under etc/modprobe.d/. I added some screenshot clearence. I request you to please help me to fix this problem.



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System:    Kernel: 5.15.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=8d881da0-5892-49e3-a32b-4078a08569a5
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 5.23.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: G1.SNIPER M7 v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Gigabyte model: G1.SNIPER M7-CF v: x.x serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F20f
date: 03/09/2018
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S family: 6
model-id: 5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache: L2: 6 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 25599
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] vendor: PC Partner Limited
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 476x268mm (18.7x10.6")
diag: 546mm (21.5")
renderer: AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics (POLARIS10 DRM 3.42.0 5.15.2-zen1-1-zen LLVM 13.0.0)
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] vendor: PC Partner Limited
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: JMTek LLC. USB PnP Audio Device type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 0c76:161f class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.51 TiB used: 1.64 TiB (65.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX6000NP size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: V6005-ac temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: HD502HJ size: 465.76 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001
scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM005-2CW102 size: 1.82 TiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5425
serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 69.5 GiB size: 69.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.01 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 580 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-3: /home raw-size: 69.5 GiB size: 69.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.01 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 69.5 GiB size: 69.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.01 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 69.5 GiB size: 69.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.01 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.58 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 34.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 993
Info:      Processes: 283 Uptime: 1h 11m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.59 GiB used: 3.08 GiB (19.8%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1490 lib: 353
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

I did perform uninstall and reinstall pulseaudio include these dependencies

pulseaudio plasma-pa pulseaudio-alsa pulseaudio-bluetooth pulseaudio-equalizer pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa pulseaudio-jack pulseaudio-lirc pulseaudio-rtp pulseaudio-support pulseaudio-zeroconf

I see many people are using PulseAudio and Pipewire together, so there must be a solution.
Personally, I moved to pipewire only. But you should make sure that at least pipewire-pulse is installed for the complete replacement.
I'm copying below a couple of references for using pipewire, but you can search in the forum (I'm not an audio expert, a normal set-up of audio with internal and an external wired headset with microphone works for me).

For PulseAudio microphone issues maybe you could give a look at the Arch Wiki:

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I faced a different problem with pipewire which is if I switch different audio output devices such as my headphone to external device then it not switching the sound to my external audio speaker. That's why i switched pulseaudio. It solved my problem completely. So what can i do now. Any recommendation?

I don't want to force you to test something that maybe breaks your setup :wink:
Maybe those two suggestions above (pipewire-pulse and pavucontrol) could really help (unless you already used them in the past).
If you feel confident with testing the new set-up (an if necessary maybe restore a snapshot) maybe you could give it a try. Otherwise, just wait for someone more experienced than me :slight_smile:


Thanks Brother. I will give it a try.

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Microphone is now working bro. Thanks to you. I switch to pipewire-pulse. But if that problem happened i will post here.

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