Cannot get mic working on Gigabye TRX40 AORUS XTREME

I’ve tried both Line-In and Mic on the mobo and CLI AlsaMixer says nothing is muted. It even gives the option for AORUS Master Front / AORUS Master Main / HD-Audio Generic / HDA ATI HDMI. The only option that actually gives controls is the AORUS Master Main (using old monitor w/ no audio over HDMI so I guess that makes sense?).

Now I’m realizing that AORUS “Master” is not the motherboard that I have… But audio out to my headphones works just fine…

AlsaMixer also says nothing is muted. pavucontrol also says nothing is muted and it detects when I plug the mic into the mic jack or the line-in jack.

Just tried installing pavucontrol-qt, that doesn’t detect any activity so it’s going bye bye.

I’m trying to get mic to show activity anywhere… Telegram, Discord, OBS, OS’s EQ… Nothing.
Digital Stereo, Surround Sound configs…

The choice that makes most sense is the one that I started on, though I have tried others. Why is it calling it "Default USB Audio Analog Stereo… Why USB? PCIe lanes != chipset != USB… or something? shrugs

   arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 2: Audio [Aorus Master Main Audio], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Audio [Aorus Master Main Audio], device 1: USB Audio [USB Audio #1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Audio [Aorus Master Main Audio], device 2: USB Audio [USB Audio #2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Hopefully any of that can help… I have no clue what’s wrong with this.

Please Help!

:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

  1. Please read this:
    How to provide good information
    and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies… :grin:

  2. An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information for us to be able to help you. (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
    Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.

  3. Have you tried one of the LTS kernels already?

  4. The output of:

    pacmd dump
    

    would be helpful as well.

:+1:

First off, thank you for the assistance and apologies for my convoluted newbie methods. Lmao

I found this and it seems to be exactly what I need, but I’m struggling following along because I’ve never had to do a kernel patch before and there isn’t a “step by step” guide to follow along so I’m feeling very lost and dyslexic in this wall of text… (bugzilla . kernel . org/show_bug.cgi?id=206873) I’m also afraid to try any of the procedure because I don’t want to f it up… Maybe posting it here can help you help me?

   inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width
System:
  Kernel: 5.13.1-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64 
  root=UUID=REDACTED rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: TRX40 AORUS XTREME v: -CF 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: TRX40 AORUS XTREME v: x.x serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: FA date: 08/04/2020 
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: REDACTED 
  serial: <filter> charge: 69% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 31.22 GiB used: 11.26 GiB (36.1%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: 32-Core (4-Die) model: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X bits: 64 
  type: MT MCP MCM arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 31 (49) stepping: 0 
  microcode: 8301025 cache: L2: 16 MiB bogomips: 473855 
  Speed: 4120 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 4120 2: 4125 3: 4122 4: 4115 5: 4118 6: 4119 7: 4125 8: 4120 9: 4121 
  10: 4126 11: 4122 12: 4122 13: 4127 14: 4125 15: 4122 16: 4126 17: 4122 
  18: 4122 19: 4125 20: 4122 21: 4122 22: 4127 23: 4123 24: 4119 25: 4125 
  26: 4123 27: 4119 28: 4119 29: 4119 30: 4119 31: 4123 32: 4126 33: 4122 
  34: 4123 35: 4123 36: 4124 37: 4123 38: 4125 39: 4123 40: 4121 41: 4121 
  42: 4121 43: 4128 44: 4120 45: 4120 46: 4123 47: 4139 48: 4125 49: 4122 
  50: 4128 51: 4122 52: 4122 53: 4125 54: 4122 55: 4129 56: 4122 57: 4122 
  58: 4122 59: 4122 60: 4122 61: 4120 62: 4122 63: 4123 64: 4123 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1 
  bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy 
  constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total cqm_occup_llc 
  cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid 
  fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibs irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm 
  mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc 
  nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq 
  pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse 
  pse36 rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni 
  skinit smap smca sme smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp 
  succor svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl 
  v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave 
  xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  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 AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] 
  vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 23:00.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:73bf class-ID: 0300 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
  loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1680x1050 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 444x277mm (17.5x10.9") 
  s-diag: 523mm (20.6") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 1680x1050 hz: 60 dpi: 90 
  size: 473x296mm (18.6x11.7") diag: 558mm (22") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SIENNA_CICHLID DRM 3.41.0 
  5.13.1-3-MANJARO LLVM 12.0.0) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.4 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21 HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 23:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 25:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-3: Giga-Byte USB Audio type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 7-5:3 chip-ID: 0414:a001 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-4: Giga-Byte USB Audio type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 7-6:4 chip-ID: 0414:a000 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.1-3-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no 
  Sound Server-3: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.31 running: yes 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet 10G X550T vendor: Gigabyte driver: ixgbe v: kernel 
  port: 6000 bus-ID: 43:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1563 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp67s0f0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet 10G X550T vendor: Gigabyte driver: ixgbe v: kernel 
  port: 6000 bus-ID: 43:00.1 chip-ID: 8086:1563 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp67s0f1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-3: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 9000 
  bus-ID: 47:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp71s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 9-5:3 
  chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running 
  rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Permissions: Unable to run lvs. Root privileges required. 
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device driver: ahci v: 3.0 
  port: 9000 bus-ID: 49:00.0 chip-ID: 1022.7917 rev: 51 class-ID: 0104 
  Hardware-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device driver: ahci v: 3.0 
  port: 9000 bus-ID: 4a:00.0 chip-ID: 1022.7917 rev: 51 class-ID: 0104 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 167.8 GiB (9.0%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung 
  model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> 
  rev: 2B2QEXM7 scheme: GPT 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.79 TiB (98.37%) used: 167.8 GiB (9.2%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: REDACTED 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
  label: NO_LABEL uuid: REDACTED
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 3-2:2 info: REDACTED type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 2516:0047 class-ID: 0300 
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-5: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-6: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-7: 7-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-8: 7-4:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0608 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 7-5:3 info: Giga-Byte USB Audio type: Audio,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 7 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 0414:a001 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 7-6:4 info: Giga-Byte USB Audio type: Audio,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 0414:a000 class-ID: 0300 
  Hub-9: 8-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-10: 9-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 9-2:2 info: REDACTED type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 9-5:3 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0029 
  class-ID: e001 
  Hub-11: 9-6:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0608 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 9-6.1:5 info: Integrated Express IT8297 RGB LED Controller 
  type: Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 048d:8297 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 9-6.2:6 info: Integrated Express IT8297 RGB LED Controller 
  type: Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 048d:8297 class-ID: 0301 
  Hub-12: 10-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 
  speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0 C mobo: 16.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 41.0 C 
  mem: 42.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 829 Uptime: 17h 20m wakeups: 46 Init: systemd v: 248 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1118 lib: 330 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.05 

Yes, the installation media was on LTS kernel by default but I was hoping the upgrade would have the patch…

   pacmd dump
### Configuration dump generated at Wed Jul 21 10:59:58 2021

load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore
load-module module-augment-properties
load-module module-switch-on-port-available
load-module module-udev-detect
load-module module-alsa-card device_id="0" name="pci-0000_23_00.1" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_23_00.1" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=no card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1"
load-module module-jackdbus-detect channels=2
load-module module-bluetooth-policy
load-module module-bluetooth-discover
load-module module-bluez5-discover
load-module module-dbus-protocol
load-module module-native-protocol-unix
load-module module-gsettings
load-module module-default-device-restore
load-module module-always-sink
load-module module-intended-roles
load-module module-suspend-on-idle
load-module module-console-kit
load-module module-systemd-login
load-module module-position-event-sounds
load-module module-role-cork
load-module module-filter-heuristics
load-module module-filter-apply
load-module module-x11-publish display=:0.0 xauthority=/home/REDACTED/.Xauthority
load-module module-x11-xsmp display=:0.0 xauthority=/home/REDACTED/.Xauthority session_manager=local/trx40:@/tmp/.ICE-unix/1806,unix/trx40:/tmp/.ICE-unix/1806
load-module module-alsa-card device_id="2" name="usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00" card_name="alsa_card.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=no card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1"
load-module module-cli-protocol-unix

set-sink-volume alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo 0x13d70
set-sink-mute alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo no
suspend-sink alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo yes

set-source-volume alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo 0x10000
set-source-mute alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo no
suspend-source alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo yes
set-source-volume alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo.monitor 0xd990
set-source-mute alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo.monitor no
suspend-source alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo.monitor yes

set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_23_00.1 off
set-card-profile alsa_card.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00 output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo

set-default-sink alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo
set-default-source alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo

### EOF

I feel like I should redact UUID and username and all other personal identifiers… A search query gave results claiming that, “Apple says it’s safe” (rolls eyes). Apologies, if you actually NEED any of that information I’ll re-post.

Thanks again. What’s next!?

  1. If you’re up against a kernel bug, the only thing you can do is wait until it gets deployed downstream.
  2. I need to call in someone else as your sound rig is too complex for me so,
    @nikgnomic I’m totally lost here: 4 sound cards and I don’t even know where to begin as I don’t understand where the AORUS comes from.

:sob:

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Thank you, Fabby.

I’ve been posting this same issues on multiple other forums and not getting anything promising. Most users are telling me to go buy a sound card / external DAC… But, in all honesty I’d rather spend that money paying a linux pro to patch the kernel so me and the ~5 other people with this motherboard can have mic / S/PDIF… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I crossed my finger and installed 5.14.rs1.d0711.ge73f0f0-1 kernel available on the Manjaro installation, hoping that it has the patch applied, NO DICE!

I’ve called in our resident sound expert. Please be patient as we’re running a 24/7/366 operation here…

:wink:

There has only been a few previous posts on here about audio on TRX40 motherboards, but I do not recall any for a Gigabyte motherboard

There is an open bug report for this motherboard but only for an issue with digital optical output
206873 – No sound output via SPDIF (toslink) on AMD TRX4 motherboard (TRX40 AORUS XTREME) | bugzilla.kernel.org
users report no problem with analog audio playback

Onboard audio uses 2 audio codecs and a DAC

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/TRX40-AORUS-XTREME-rev-10/sp#sp

  • Realtek® ALC4050H codec+Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec (rear panel audio)
  • Realtek® ALC4050H codec+ESS SABRE9218 DAC (front panel audio)

and they are detected as 2 USB devices in ALSA

  • Aorus Master Main Audio
  • Aorus Master Front Headphone

The naming of these devices confirms that ALSA is using the custom use case manager (UCM) profiles to tie both devices together as one device in PulseAudio
Add initial support for Realtek ALC1220 TRX40 motherboards

PulseAudio data appears to be configured correctly to use the onboard audio capture alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00

Audio capture inputs are usually not enabled by default in ALSA
(to avoid feedback noise between microphone and speakers)

Only ALSA audio playback controls show muted [MM] or unmuted status [OO] in alsamixer
Audio capture controls show CAPTURE when activated, or --------- if audio capture is off
audio playback controls Line In and Mic audio will have a mute button, but they only mute audio monitoring of the inputs and have no effect on audio capture within system

Please post response to this command to show ALSA settings in text format

amixer --card=2 && amixer --card=3

@Fabby
I think Aorus is just a Gigabyte name for some of their gaming motherboards, like Asus TUF Gaming

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Yes, audio playback works just fine. The issues are the mic and spdif. I have no way of testing spdif unfortunately, but I am here hoping to diagnose the mic.

Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 79
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 40
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Out',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right - Rear Left - Rear Right - Front Center - Woofer - Side Left - Side Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 175
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Rear Left: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Rear Right: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Front Center: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Woofer: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Side Left: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
  Side Right: Playback 164 [94%] [-4.13dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 79
  Front Left: Capture 46 [58%] [-0.38dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 46 [58%] [-0.38dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]

Thank you for trying to help out! What’s next?

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ALSA Data is showing that the rear Mic has audio capture turned on and audio level set just below 0.0dB

Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Front Left: Capture 46 [58%] [-0.38dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 46 [58%] [-0.38dB] [on]

but the Front Mic and Line audio levels are set to 0 and audio capture turned off

Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]

Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.62dB] [off]

I suggest you use this command to turn on audio capture for Line and set level to about 0.0dB

amixer --card=2 sset Line 47 cap

and this to turn on Front Mic and set the level with a slightly higher level for the microphone to be audible

amixer --card=2 sset Line 55 cap
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Tried both amixer commands. No differences noticed.

In the bug report there is mention of the mic on rear and front not working.

There’s also a custom kernel named “for-linus” provided by Takashi Iwai for Linus Torvalds, it appears.

I’ve tried compiling this kernel for myself but have had many hiccups.

Thank you for your assistance. I look forward to other ideas you may have about any of this.