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My motherboard is the ASUS Z97-A.

My back audio jack (3.5 mm) works flawlessly and I have my desktop speakers hooked up to this one.

However, my front audio jack is not even recognized by the system. I plug in my headphones and nothing ever happens. Luckily, I found that the package 'pavucontrol' not only finds my headphone jack, but allows me to route audio to it. It always thinks my headphones are unplugged, though.

Using alsamixer I am able to mute my desktop speakers so that only my headphones are receiving audio. I have to go through the following process every time I boot into Solus in order for my headphones to work: pavucontrol (switch output to front headphone jack), alsamixer (disable sound for back audio jack). It may not seem like a lot, but having to do it every time I reboot or start up the computer is annoying! :)

How can I resolve this problem? Any suggestions? I've used this motherboard with Windows 10 and Solus. On Windows the headphone jack worked flawlessly.

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@testmonkey Yes, I would love that feature! Plus it would essentially fix my audio issue, save muting the front speakers! Thanks

This sounds like a problem with a hardware mux not getting toggled as expected.

I just tested it today and it is still not switching audio to my headphones. Is there anything I can do?

JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Oct 26 2017, 2:57 AM
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Seeing as this dates back to before our first snapshot and we've had two releases since then (including Solus 3), marking as resolved. If this issue still persists on a fully upgraded Solus 3, feel free to reopen.

Yes, the issue still persists. Just tested it again.

Using pavucontrol works fine, but it is not installed OOTB.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Oct 26 2017, 3:14 AM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Other on the Hardware board.

Re-opening in that case. Thanks for testing.

JoshStrobl reopened this task as Open.Oct 26 2017, 3:14 AM
JoshStrobl removed JoshStrobl as the assignee of this task.Jan 1 2018, 8:41 PM

Still an issue?

DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Oct 20 2018, 4:53 PM

Closing due to lack of activity in over 30 days.