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audio jack output not working

Postby funnyman on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:11 am

Hello, I have LMDE installed on lenovo R61 and since december 2013 (no updates installed that time and I don't remember any changes in configuration files made by myself, so only date is any relevant info) my headphone jack output (the green one) is not working. No sound is coming from it. It looks well in pavucontrol - headphones recognized, sound bar showing actual audio signal is moving.
What should I do?
Thank you for any response.

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tom@tom:~$ inxi -v1
System:    Host tom Kernel 3.10-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T8100 (-MCP-) clocked at 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 965GM  GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 9.1.6
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (74.0% used)
Info:      Processes 195 Uptime 3 days Memory 1568.1/1971.1MB Client Shell inxi 1.4.23
tom@tom:~$
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tom@tom:~$ uname -a
Linux tom 3.10-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.10.5-1 (2013-08-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux
tom@tom:~$
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Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version k3.10-2-amd64


edit 21.1.: Does anyone knows any advice that might or might not be helpful? I would appreciate anything useful; I am forced to use Windows XP every day because of this and I begin thinking about changing distro, which is not what I really want...
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby funnyman on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:37 am

Does anyone know at least where to ask? I'm still struggling with this...
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby kurotsugi on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:32 pm

I'm still trying to reproduce the problem. is the speaker working fine in linux?
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby funnyman on Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:07 am

more information:
microfone jack works fine.
When I plug in headphones into green jack, weird electrical noise (something like very high frequency which is paused for every 5ms, altogether playing for 500ms - not measured, just listened to it many times...) comes out from headphones every time I plug them in when some audio is playing. Then they remain silent. Speakers automatically turn off when I plug headphones in and turn on, when I pull them out. Speakers are running well, no problem with them.

If I haven't Windows XP installed on this computer, I would think that this is hardware problem, but in windows it is ok...
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby kurotsugi on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:11 am

I can't reproduce the problem whatever I did to the configuration. there are two things worth to try.
1. reset pulseaudio by delete .pulse folder on /home/<username>/ and restart.
2. purge pulseaudio and use alsa instead.
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby funnyman on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:08 am

There is no .pulse in /home/tom.

I tried second way. Pulseaudio is no more but it doesn't help.
I tried reinstalling alsa but it also didn't help

This is output from HDAAnalyzer, debug tool suggested on alsa website:
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Node 0x03 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x405: Stereo Amp-Out
  Device: name="ID 1984 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=1, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x27, nsteps=0x27, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x1f 0x1f]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
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Re: audio jack output not working

Postby funnyman on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:37 am

After several desperate weeks I found out where the problem is. There has to be a bug in recent kernel (3-10-2), I reverted to 3.2.0.4 and it's okay now...
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