No microphone input on Dell Latitude 3410

Hello everyone,

I’m relatively new to Manjaro, I’ve used it on a personal machine before and I really enjoyed it. I recently changed job and received a new laptop (Dell Latitude 3410) and was told I can remove Windows and install Linux on it, so I installed the Manjaro i3 community edition. I’m not really a Linux expert (until now everything usually just works or is a relatively easy fix via googling).

The latest iso shipped with kernel 5.8.18-1, however, I had issues getting any sound to work, so I downgraded to the latest LTS kernel 5.4.78-1 and installed pulsaudio-git which seemed to have resolved my playback issues. However, I discovered I cannot get my microphones to work.

I can see a mic under pavucontrol input devices, but it does not seem to capture any input…

Other info:

  • My drives are encrypted (necessary for work), in case that makes any difference
  • sof-firmware is installed

Any help would be sincerely appreciated!

Here is my inxi -Fazy output:

System:
  Kernel: 5.4.78-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 
  root=UUID=bcd06139-e2e1-487c-99cc-fb465e5f4a64 rw quiet 
  cryptdevice=UUID=e80246ea-6a01-4838-85c1-87c2cc8f7500:luks-e80246ea-6a01-4838-85c1-87c2cc8f7500 
  root=/dev/mapper/luks-e80246ea-6a01-4838-85c1-87c2cc8f7500 apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: i3 4.19 info: i3bar dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude 3410 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0TFHP9 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.0 
  date: 05/05/2020 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.5 Wh condition: 39.9/39.8 Wh (100%) volts: 13.0/11.2 
  model: BYD DELL CF5RH09 type: Unknown serial: <filter> status: Charging 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-10210U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) microcode: DE 
  L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 33615 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 800 5: 800 6: 801 7: 800 8: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:9b41 
  Device-2: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-6:3 chip ID: 0c45:671e 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: picom v: git-dac85 
  driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1013x285mm (39.9x11.2") 
  s-diag: 1052mm (41.4") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") 
  diag: 354mm (13.9") 
  Monitor-2: DP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 81 size: 600x340mm (23.6x13.4") 
  diag: 690mm (27.2") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.2 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  alternate: snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:02c8 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.78-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9462 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:02f0 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: br-84b48aec1520 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 17.36 GiB (7.3%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC511 NVMe 256GB size: 238.47 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
  serial: <filter> rev: 11002101 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 229.37 GiB size: 224.77 GiB (97.99%) 
  used: 17.36 GiB (7.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:
  Processes: 218 Uptime: 26m Memory: 7.54 GiB used: 1.89 GiB (25.1%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1142 lib: 312 
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: server inxi: 3.1.08 

pacmd list-cards output:

1 card(s) available.
    index: 0
        name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        owner module: 6
        properties:
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0x6001118000 irq 148"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "8086"
                device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
                device.product.id = "02c8"
                device.form_factor = "internal"
                device.string = "0"
                device.description = "Built-in Audio"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        profiles:
                input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (priority 65, available: no)
                output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (priority 6500, available: unknown)
                output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (priority 6565, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5900, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5965, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 865, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 865, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra1+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra2+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra3: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra3: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra3: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra3+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra4: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5765, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra4: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra4: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra4+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 665, available: no)
                off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
        active profile: <output:analog-stereo>
        sinks:
                alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo/#0: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
        sources:
                alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor/#0: Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
        ports:
                analog-input-headphone-mic: Microphone (priority 8700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-input-headset-mic: Headset Microphone (priority 8800, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
                analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
                hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (priority 5800, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (priority 5700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                hdmi-output-3: HDMI / DisplayPort 4 (priority 5600, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                hdmi-output-4: HDMI / DisplayPort 5 (priority 5500, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"

Please post the output of pa-info, and sudo dmesg | egrep -i '(snd|sound|alsa|hda|sof)'.

Hi, @pobrn, thanks for your reply! Here are the logs:

[    0.349769] pps_core: Software ver. 5.3.6 - Copyright 2005-2007 Rodolfo Giometti <giometti@linux.it>
[    0.595774] PCI-DMA: Using software bounce buffering for IO (SWIOTLB)
[    0.595776] software IO TLB: mapped [mem 0x78602000-0x7c602000] (64MB)
[    6.403641] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    6.597138] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    6.782744] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0: autoconfig for ALC3204: line_outs=1 (0x14/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:speaker
[    6.782746] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    6.782747] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    hp_outs=1 (0x21/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[    6.782747] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[    6.782748] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:    inputs:
[    6.782749] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Headset Mic=0x19
[    6.782750] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D0:      Headphone Mic=0x1a
[    6.897820] input: HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input9
[    6.897858] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input10
[    6.897895] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=7 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input11
[    6.897924] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=8 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input12
[    6.897951] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=9 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input13
[    6.897979] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=10 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0/input14

Hi, i have same proble. Can you help me?

Hi problem solved :

Change kernel
5.10

Install missing firmware and conf
sudo pacman -S sof-firmware

Reboot
reboot

** If doesnt work restart pulseaudio **
sudo systemct --user restart pulseaudio.service

A small note, the preferred way to manage pulseaudio is using systemctl:

systemct --user restart/start/stop pulseaudio.service