I have ASUS X555SJ laptop, heaphones of smartphone, and combo port for both mic and headphones, but my PC keeps using internal mic and I am unable to change that. I have nothing in my System Settings, and tried with "Jack Retasking", "Pavucontrol", but unsuccesful. Any ideas how to fix this?

# cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC3236
Codec: Intel Braswell HDMI
  • Anyone? Anything?
    – EtexKG
    Sep 30 '18 at 2:54
  • Considering that only 15 folks have clicked on your question in 2 days, I counsel patience.
    – user535733
    Sep 30 '18 at 5:51
  • Heeeeeeeeeeeelp
    – EtexKG
    Oct 3 '18 at 22:11
  • Can you post an image of: goto settings -> sound -> click on input tab : make screenshot with alt+print
    – abu_bua
    Oct 7 '18 at 18:02
  • Post the output of cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, btw: did you blacklisted sth?
    – abu_bua
    Oct 7 '18 at 18:09

I have solved the problem. What I did to do so is I went to HDA Jack Retasking, selected Realtek codec, checked "Show unconnected pins" on the right panel, overrided Pin ID 0x18 & 0x19 with selection of Microphone, and applied settings on the bottom right.

HDA Jack Retask

After that, I went to pavucontrol > Input Devices and changed port to "Microphone (unplugged)":


and this actually solved my problem. Hope it helps someone! :)

  • 1
    This didn't work for me, but overriding just 0x19 did.
    – user138737
    Apr 20 '20 at 23:55
  • It worked for me on my Asus Vivobook with Ubuntu 18.04. Thanks! Aug 8 '20 at 14:15

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