Headset inline-mic not recognised on Mint 19.1 (Cinnamon, 64 bit)

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Headset inline-mic not recognised on Mint 19.1 (Cinnamon, 64 bit)

Post by Knicklicht » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Hello everyone!

I just installed Linux Mint 19.1 (Cinnamon, 64 bit) on my Fujitsu Lifebook A357 and I'm a beginner concerning Linux.
The inline-microphone on the aux cable of my Logitech G633 headset (more below) doesn't seem to be recognised by Mint.
In the "Sound" menu (super key -> preferences -> sound) the headphones part of my headset is recognised and shown as follows:
Screenshot from 2019-01-14 19-16-41.png
which seems weird to me, since it replaces the built-in speakers in the menu, but I digress.

The microphone doesn't show up though. The only microphone listed is the built-in one, which I confirmed through moving towards either microphone and seeing in which case the audio levels rose.
Screenshot from 2019-01-14 19-17-11.png
The headphones part is connected to the laptop's combo jack through the aux cable with the inline-mic and is working without any problems.

As suggested in the introduction to the forums, here is the output of inxi -Fxz:

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username@username-laptop:~$ inxi -Fxz
  Host: username-laptop Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
  Type: Laptop System: FUJITSU product: LIFEBOOK A357 v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: FUJITSU model: FJNBB5F v: 754629-01R8800682 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: FUJITSU // Insyde v: Version 3.02 date: 02/26/2018 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 48.2 Wh condition: 48.5/48.6 Wh (100%) 
  model: PAC CP753173-01 status: Charging 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21696 
  Speed: 1000 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1000 2: 1000 
  3: 1000 4: 1000 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Fujitsu Limited. driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  tty: N/A 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Fujitsu Limited. 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-43-generic 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4040 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Fujitsu Limited. driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 16.94 GiB (3.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Micron model: 1100 MTFDDAK512TBN size: 476.94 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 467.96 GiB used: 16.93 GiB (3.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 212 Uptime: 2h 19m Memory: 15.56 GiB used: 2.39 GiB (15.4%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 
  inxi: 3.0.27 

Concerning the rather unsual nature of the headset and why I don't intend to use its proper mic with my laptop:
It has two output ports; the aux port I was talking about above and a USB port which is connected to my Windows desktop (which I want to keep there for ease of use).
Usually you are able to use both ports at the same time.
In that case the inline mic is used for the device connected through the aux port, while the main mic is used for the device connected via the USB port.
This system works for me just fine with my Android phone and my PC.

Thank you in advance for any advice!


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