Hello, I'm new to this whole Zorin and Linux thing, I have this laptop which only has one audio jack, and I've been trying to connect my external microphone to it, with no luck making it work. I tried connecting it solo (I believe it is what people call TRS) and with a splitter cable (which should be TRRS, I think). But my laptop never recognizes the microphone. I've seen people suggesting to use hdajackretask, and I did use that to change 3 pins to microphone but it still doesn't work. I've tried alsamixer too, removed the mutes and changed all the volumes to the maximum value. And now I'm kind of lost with this thing, maybe it is an issue with the cables?
Pavucontrol does say my microphone is plugged in. However it is not detecting any sounds. I tried with some online mic tests and a recording software like Audacity and Zoom, but no sound is being recorded. This is with the splitter cable on, should I try the microphone by itself?
No. It just says "Microphone (plugged in)". The weird part is that it keeps saying that the mic is plugged in even after plugging it out. I wonder if it's because of hdajackretask overriding 3 pins to microphone?
I have a desktop tower- two monitors. I have one webcam due to the need for having to use Zoom... I have NVIDIA GPU
The monitors both appear to have built in Mics - these are listed as Front Mic.
The Webcam has a Built In mic, too.
Since I have Nvidia, both of the Above Mics will pass through the Nvidia GPU which is where they show up.
You may have something similar going on where something else is being recognized as a jacked in mic.
It's integrated. Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 86). It's quite old, which is why I chose to install Zorin Lite to it, because Windows 7 wasn't running very well on it. But I still have it as Dual Boot.