Wont recognize any headphones or mic tried anything i could find online and nothing helped. new to Linux so sorry for incompetence.
Hello pretalz, welcome to the forums
Firstly, which distribution and which desktop environment are you using?
What exactly do you mean by "won't recognise"?
Have you checked that the headphone/mic output is active and un-muted?
Please post the output of:
lspci -knn|grep -iA2 audio aplay -l cat /proc/asound/cards
When posting command output, please use code tags (use the "Quote" button on this post to see how I made the code box above).
It would be helpful if you could list all the things that you have tried already in order to prevent duplication of effort.