After two days of surfing all forums possible and erasing alsa, pulseaudio and trying all the various rerouting and fixes I ask if you can help.
No way to get anything to play through the headphones!
On Mac Os no problem.
After trying this fix : cd /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/ sudo cp analog-output-headphones.conf analog-output-headphones.bak sudo nano analog-output-headphones.conf
Look for the section called [Element Speaker] and change it so that it looks like this:
[Element Speaker] switch = on volume = ignore
I managed to get the sound to play very softly still through the speakers though.
Nothing through the headphones ever.
Any solutions? Thanks!