Issue No1: Earphone active, system speaker not muting.. Solved!!

I suggest you read the very last line in this post before you read through the entirety of the post, because it might not be what you are looking for..

Issue: Earphone plugged in. Audio from both the headset and the system speaker on my HP Dv6 2171ee..

Simple solution: Change connector option from Sound Preferences window.

If this doesn’t work for you too here is,

Things i did:

Take Applications>Accessories>Terminal and paste this there.

wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh

This will give you a link. Open it, find your codec information. Just search with in the page “HDA-Intel Codec information !!”..this should help you if the codec is either “Realtek ALC888” or “IDT 92HD75B3X5”

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade; sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop  linux-image-`uname -r` linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r) libasound2; sudo apt-get -y –reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop  linux-image-`uname -r` linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)  libasound2; killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*

This did it for most.. Obviously not enough for my lap..

So, thanks to lidex on ubuntuforums.org and thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1751483 i finally did fix it..

Ill let you know what i did next though..

1. In terminal, type the following, to let you edit alsa-base.conf .

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

2. Now, add this to the end of the file

options snd-hda-intel model=

3. Reboot

4. Open the alsa-base.conf file again and add after the “options snd-hda intel model=” “3stack-hp” now if it is not HP, add from the list available on the forum..(If i was going to direct you to the forum anyway, why read through all this?? hmm… I’m thinking along those lines now..)

5. Now try and change the connector options from the sound preferences window.

This worked for me.. It does mute my system speakers. Only problem is, I’ve to change this every time i plug in the headset..

About Manu Mohan

Just another 20yr old...With a screwed up college life and feels hes doesn't fit in..:)

Posted on September 9, 2011, in Linux Adventures, Ubuntu and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Glad you decided to fix the issue rather than trying to kill someone. ;) And dude, I think the idea is to give the people coming over to your blog as many resources as you can like forums, web pages, etc. I mean, your fixing might not work for them and they might get some new idea.

    Rather than being constrained open source, be open source.:) All the best with your adventure bub!

  2. i am having the same issue, will try this out… btw can u change ur screen brightness in natty? i just want to know whether it’s an issue with hybrid graphics or not.

  3. You underestimate the little one! I mean… Well… That doesn’t mean it is a problem maker… But that its cool it doesn’t have any.. Erm.. I guess that ruins the point… Ummm…
    But its great! So there!

  4. Its a pain though to have to switch to your system speakers every time when you want it to…i mean all audio gets routed to the headphone jack…ideal for someone who has a 2.1 Altec Lansing speakers plugged in permanently to your audio outs..I don’t like this solution.. :(

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