[pulseaudio-discuss] front-panel headphones not working with Intel PCH and Realtek ALC892

Peter F. Patel-Schneider pfpschneider at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 16:36:54 UTC 2018

The card is there.  The rear panel connectors work, and both mics are visible.

aplay -l lists analog, digital, and two HDMI playback devices.
aplay -L lists a bunch of PCMs, including a bunch of surround modes and a
two-channel mode called front.  Maybe that one should go to either the
front-panel or back-panel jacks, but I don't know how to find out how that works.

arecord -l lists two capture devices, ALC892 Analog and ALC892 Alt Analog.
Are these the front and back mics?
arecord -L strangely lists a default and a second input that is labelled Front
speakers.  How can I find out where this comes from?


I'm currently playing music with configuration Analog Stereo Output
(unplugged) and the only port I see is Line Out (unplugged)

On 12/14/18 8:14 AM, Russell Treleaven wrote:
> First thing is to do is verify that alsa sees the card.
> `aplay -l` for playback devices and `aplay -L` for capture devices.
> If alsa doesn't see it pulseaudio won't see it.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:56 AM Peter F. Patel-Schneider
> <pfpschneider at gmail.com <mailto:pfpschneider at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi:
>     I have an Intel 7 Series desktop where the audio chip is a Realtek ALC892.
>     The audio setup is quite normal, with 7+1+mic on the rear and mic and
>     headphones on the front.
>     However, pulseaudio doesn't show a headphone port for the card (HDA Intel
>     PCH), just front and rear mics, digital output, HDMI 0 and 1, output lineout
>     (which I assume is the 7+1 on the back), and input linein.
>     I looked around and found a few related documents but nothing that appears to
>     be about this particular problem.  Does anyone know what is wrong?  How can I
>     fiddle with the description of the card?
>     Thanks,
>     peter
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