I tested the suggested commands, but the microphone didn’t work. What do you mean by “the proper module”?
By using this command I’m now able to use the front panel output from “pavucontrol”
pacmd load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:1,4
But I’m still not able to use the rear microphone, nor the front microphone. They show up. They also show correctly when I plug and unplug them, but they are muted (not literally, the mute button is not pushed. but they don’t pic any sound and there is no activity in the graphical bar at all. they act as muted, but they are not).
Could you point me in the right direction? How did you make them work?