Thanks...so that doesn't change the fact it only wants to set itself in headphone mode, I don't have cables that go from the back to the front where one can easily plug in their headphones, I still got the the bay on my desktop box with 2 broken usb ports because some idiot walked on a gamepad and although only one gamepad was connected, it was connected to the top usb port and it scrapped both entries so that bay is useless until I get a floppy bay with 4-6 usb 2.0 ports, my motherboard has 6 other usb ports I could have access to if only the guys who mounted the device with the devices I bought seperately like anybody should buy a computer, right. But they didn't bother adding a bay on my obviously needless double floppy bay (it also has 6 dvd/cd device bays, it's from 2005 but is still a good box (cooling etc.).
I cannot even if I have installed a lot of jack related things in Linux, have another choice than ALSA, which clearly is not doing the job, or this install of Linux is doing what windows installs do in 3 months, maybe it needs to have what's important backed up and...sigh....reinstall, or maybe even go with Mint 18.1....surely it will not have the problem it has with its half-detections of the onboard or the Asus DGX sound card, which doesn't sound all that better than my onboard sound card, at least when in Windows with its drivers, but that's the same with my onboard card in Linux, it sounds amazing with ALSA when playing tunes in Audacious, but meh on Banshee which uses Pulse..
I don't know how to show you what jack packages I have installed, i'm too lazy for that this morning, but it's the latest stuff and the dev, libjackd2-dev and related packages. There is jack-dev but it seems like it is old, installing it would delete some stuff I find unrelated but that is really not old and is needed.
If only I could have the turntable play through the speakers like in WIndows, but through ALSA like when recording, like when I did it in Mint 13 or 15 I forgot, when there was no problem, ALSA sounds better than proprietary windows drivers it's nuts.
I think until I get my cd or floppy bay with 4-6 additional usb 2.0 ports, the strange sometimes obvious static electricity going on in the back of the desktop would be a removed problem, I didn't speak much about it, but for some reason I had to buy usb to ps2 adapters for my mouse (and did so at the same time for my keyboard...saves space in the USB dept, in the back there's 2 3.0 ports and 8 usb 2.0, but for some reason because they had to adapt my newest motherboard to the board, there is some space, like empty space where one could enter a pinky inside the box a little, and well, I had to buy those adapters because, well, yes using usb for keyboard and mouse is stupid (unless you're a major drawer with massive talent so much that you require the 10% more accuracy a laser mouse will provide you instead of optical), and also because on some ports they would not work, although other devices did, so there's some strange stuff going on behind there, no ports are broken, but my mouse in particular cannot be in 6 out of 8 of the usb ports.
I'm looking at a topic you have called solved to at least have sound from my turntable (which while a good turntable for ripping and also sounds awesome with headphones on, it doesn't play very loud at all if you let it use its own speakers, it's kinda strange how it cannot get really loud by itself. It's also got a red/white exit to those who want to plug it to their PC this way (and who know how to do that), but when I did it, bass did not come out of my subwoofer, which is kind of the sound system itself, I got a remote that has all the functions it has on the right side, one of the rare subwoofers that can be entirely killed, which is good because I live in a condo, So yeah bass guitar would be heard in the 2 cannons at the top if we are to hear it in a song, but there was no "bass" frequencies at all if I did it this way. I guess it would work great on a regular sound system amp plugged in to it, it doesn't have the phono thing so I know it's not top tier, but it's decent, not a cheap cheap one, paid 320 dollars for it, I knew I would get something like this, with my sennheisers or when it played through ALSA on Linux Mint 13/15, it was great and I also could record!. Right now, i'm facepalming so hard, it's the Asus card the system doesn't see in Sound Prefs, but it does in Audacity, qasmixer, alsamixer...but that doesn't matter, it can't work at all even if it's seen, it only is usable as "Headphones" (and no headphones do not work, anyway, they go in the same green exit, my headphones are plugged to my sound system's right cannon with some green entry there for them.
Anyway, I've booted in win7 yesterday, it had been a month or so and of course it started loading infinitely again, C: had to be scandisked, hard, which I managed to get it to do it after messing around in Repair mode. It for some reason when I decided to scandisk with the GUI to use a ntfs partition I have that is still labeled "xp" where my old and loved xp x64 was, I didn't change the label, it decided it was C: when in Repair mode so it was doing scandisk on that partition....but for some reason, when I noticed that after about 45 mins of scandisk, I pressed reset and went and tried to boot and it finally did and thankfully all it needed was scandisking because of mostly, filenames that cannot exist in Windows....yeah... ::mad::, threw em all in a found.000 folder where I got back the seven inches written as 7" in the filename that all ended up there. Anyway, I managed to record an LP, I only recorded the file since the sound from speakers in Windows is not great with the proprietary Asus driver, I wonder (but now too late I rebooted in Mint 17.3 this morning, couldn't imagine being in that environment of slowness when I have an octocore 4.2ghz (10% overclocked) AMDFX8350, startup even with minimal things going on then still ttakes forever and well, I don't have a kickass theme thats perfect for my eyes like what I have here, and it was hard, very hard, to install it for some reason, I could install tons of themes easily, even some came as .debs, but not this. Hence my reticence...that install of Mint 17/.1/.2/.3 is what I always wanted, it's completely customizable which even if Firefox says is not a word...I mean I don't even know where I found it, it's been 2 years and I don't think one can backup an effing MATE theme.
I'll boot with a Mint 18.1 3.0 key (just as I get a computer with 3.0 usb ports, 3.1 shows up and my windows drivers program says I need to install 3.1 drivers...no I don't, something 3.1 won't work in a 3.0, I'm sure they made it this way so you had to buy a bay, which means I'd need 2 bays!
Okay I'm getting myself angry now, so, yes, there is points in there where one could find something to help me with, but sorry for the slightly long venting.