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I am currently having some sound problems. I have an Acer Swift 3 which uses the `ALC256` sound card.

As on the wiki (partially updated by me :) )

```Intel HDA options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi added to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf to get headset micro input working, and options snd-intel-dspcfg dsp_driver=1 to use DSP sound driver instead of SOF (also to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf)```

I am using the above options.

Up to some time before my headphones were working properly. (they used analog stereo duplex profile)

Now, they do not work normally (no sound output), If i pull the headphones slightly outward in the socket, pipewire switches to the `Analog Stereo Output` profile and I get audio output.

This is not the first time it has happened. It has been a problem a few months back too. Then the problem went away, and now its back.

My question is which all logs can I look at? `dmesg | grep snd` doesnt seem to give anything interesting. Where else should I check?

Also which all packages should I downgrade and check? linux, linux_firmware, pipewire? I cannot find the package for the DSP driver.

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