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Re: No mic from combo jack.

Paul Johnson wrote: 
> Debian Testing with the stock PulseAudio install.  Combo jack
> headphones/microphone.  Can't hear microphone except briefly when mute
> switch clicks either direction, or earbuds that came with my phone except
> when mute button is held down.  Lenovo N586.  Played around with alsatools
> and pavucontrol but couldn't get mic to do more than click on headset, and
> mic with same combo plug on earbuds only worked with button pushed in.  Not
> quite sure what to do from here,

This sounds like a hardware problem, actually. Try cleaning out
the jack -- you could have some dust trapped in there making
the connection fail.