I’m using Fedora 30 on an Asus Zenbook UX390U and can’t hear anything through the headphones except a popping sound. The speakers work fine and these same headphones work when I boot the laptop to Windows. Before the restart I fiddled around a bit and fear I may have broken something - at the same time I’m trying to avoid a full reset because I’ve got things setup somewhat already.
On a fresh install I was having issues with my speakers not changing volumes so I followed the directions here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/906303/volume-control-on-asus-zenbook-3 (essentially changing a few PulseAudio settings through the conf files so the volume changes are respected) - later I noticed my headphone volume wasn’t working - the eventual fix was to edit some similar PulseAudio conf files but before I realized that I did a few things:
- tried (and failed) to install the PulseAudio preference util called
paprefsfrom source which included installing gtkmm-3.0 gcc and some other development tools
- installed flash-plugin (unrelated to debugging - I did for another reason - but may be related to the issue)
Since then things I’ve tried to fix:
- removing the pulseaudio plugin (and since reinstalling it)
- removing flash
- reinstalling alsa-utils
- changing volume through alsamixer
- checking dmesg for anything interesting (no luck)
- following the steps here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_debug_sound_problems including searching for custom model parameters (no luck)
And I’m reaching the end of my rope! Any advice about what could be the problem or any other debug steps to take would be welcome, thank you!