Microphone on Headset is not plugged

I have a real annoying problem when using Manjaro.
Microphone of my wired headset and handsfree in some boots work and sometimes don’t work randomly.
I’m using pipewire as my sound server.
When I plug in microphone, Headphone is detected but system is using Internal Microphone and In settings I see that Microphone (of headset) is shown as unplugged.
Here is information of my system while I’m plugged in my headset:

$ arecord --list-devices
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC233 Analog [ALC233 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Output of amixer:

$ amixer --card=1
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono: Playback 73 [84%] [-10.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 87 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 87
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-65.25dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-65.25dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 252 [99%] [-0.60dB]
  Front Right: Playback 252 [99%] [-0.60dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cvolume-joined cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Capture 0 - 63
  Mono: Capture 63 [100%] [30.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Disabled'
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
  Front Right: 1 [33%] [10.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Inverted',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cvolume-joined cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Capture 0 - 63
  Mono: Capture 0 [0%] [-17.25dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Loopback Mixing',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Disabled'

Output of inxi:

$ inxi -Faxzy
System:
  Kernel: 6.1.84-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=1af94ad5-bab8-48d2-be7e-0e84601d10a9 rw quiet
    resume=UUID=9a4f6dd4-2389-4af2-9442-47e9e869e8ae udev.log_priority=3
    sysrq_always_enabled=1
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.11 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
    v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 with: cairo-dock vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro
    base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80NJ v: ideapad 305-15IBD
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: ideapad 305-15IBD
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: ideapad 305-15IB v: No DPK serial: <superuser required>
    part-nu: LENOVO_MT_80NJ_BU_idea_FM_ideapad 305-15IBD
    uuid: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: A8CN38WW(V2.03)
    date: 04/24/2015
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 6.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 6.3/31.7 Wh (19.9%)
    power: 1062.3 W volts: 16.2 min: 14.4 model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-5200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell
    gen: core 5 level: v3 note: check built: 2015-18 process: Intel 14nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2200 high: 2201 min/max: 500/2700 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2201 2: 2201 3: 2200
    4: 2201 bogomips: 17604
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
    vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-8 process: Intel 14nm built: 2014-15 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 M430 Radeon
    520 Mobile] vendor: Lenovo driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu
    arch: GCN-1 code: Southern Islands process: TSMC 28nm built: 2011-20 pcie:
    gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
    bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6660 class-ID: 0380 temp: 45.0 C
  Device-3: IMC Networks Lenovo EasyCamera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 2-6:2 chip-ID: 13d3:5727
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.5
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,radeon unloaded: vesa
    alternate: fbdev dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x15bd built: 2013 res: 1366x768
    hz: 60 dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0
    drv: iris device: 1 drv: radeonsi device: 2 drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast
    surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris inactive: wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2)
    device-ID: 8086:1616 memory: 15.18 GiB unified: yes
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 5 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
    HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    device-ID: 8086:1616 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0
    class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.84-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: pipewire-media-session status: active 3: pipewire-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Lenovo RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8168 v: 8.052.01-NAPI
    modules: r8169 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000
    bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b4 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp9s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 2-7:3 chip-ID: 8087:07dc
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0 lmp-v: 6
    status: discoverable: yes pairing: yes
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 60.83 GiB (3.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD10JPCX-24UE4T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 39.06 GiB size: 38.15 GiB (97.67%) used: 33.27 GiB (87.2%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda10 maj-min: 8:10
  ID-2: /boot raw-size: 1000 MiB size: 965.9 MiB (96.59%)
    used: 218.7 MiB (22.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 30.27 GiB size: 29.62 GiB (97.87%)
    used: 27.35 GiB (92.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda11 maj-min: 8:11
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 46.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.54 GiB used: 4.55 GiB (29.2%)
  Processes: 221 Power: uptime: 7m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.2 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
    power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
    tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: dpkg pkgs: 0 pm: pacman pkgs: 2435 libs: 513
    tools: octopi,pacaur,pamac,yay pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Compilers: clang: 16.0.6
    gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.33

Don’t hesitate if you need more information.

Check your headset cable - perhaps a button on the headset control…

There is no button on headset.
Also I tried different headsets and all of them are recognized as unplugged.
On the other hand, my headset works fine with my other OS (windows).

Hi @vilmil

I have no thoughts on this;
but I feel @nikgnomic might, whenever next online.

Cheers.

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You can check if your microphone is correctly plagued with headset with webcammictest. io the online mic testing tool.

There seems nothing in the information you have provided that helps diagnose or solve the apparent issue. The impression I have is that it’s likely hardware related, and beyond any practical assistance from forum members.

Additionally, the OP has provided no additional comment apart from effectively stating "It worked in Windows’.

This thread likely needs some closure.

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