I have two audio sets connected permanently to my computer: Stereo speakers in the normal (light green) output jack and my headphones in the front jack.
Problem is: My front jack is dying from having survived too many incidents, most of which implied unintentionally pulling the headphones wire while it's still connected.
I would like to plug the headphones on any of the 5 plugs have left on my back panel and still be able to switch between headphones/speakers. The card is supposed to support retasking. I used to switch from back to front panel by using Gnome3's "Sound settings" -> "Output" -> "Connector" but the choice is really limited (Analog Headphones (which is front panel) / Analog output (which is back panel))
$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC892
How do-I do that?