how to install pulseaudio patch on Linux Mint 20

Asked by Seve on 2020-11-11

OS:
        Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon (clean install)
Kernel:
       5.4.0-53
Laptop:
      Dell Latitude 7530
Issue:
      no sound / internal speakers & mic not working (was working under Windows - output to bt speaker is OK but no mic)
     aplay -l lists multiple HDMI and broadwellrt286 devices
Solution:
      Dell support recommended " 1.) Apply this patch and reboot: https://launchpad.net/~kaihengfeng/+archive/ubuntu/fix-lp1869819 "

Concerns/Comment & question :
1. later response in the faq says the patch is unstable - can anyone confirm?
2. unknown user suggests updating the kernel to 5.8 - comments please
3. gerneral question re: patches -
          * the link above downloads a tar so my questions here are...
                - where to unpack the tarball?
               - how to install the patch?

thanks (from a noob)

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Mint is not supported by the Ubuntu community or Canonical. Mint has it's own forum. I suggest you post here
https://forums.linuxmint.com/

None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported here. There are distribution agnostic forums on the Web. This is not one of them

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