This may or may not originally be a newbie question, as I've read some threads here about sound problems trying to identify my own issue, but I still do not know what to call this one. Having that said I also found one thread talking about the front panel output, but it didn't "feel" like it was related to my problem.
So... here we go:
I would like to get the headphone jack working on the front panel of my computer. This is something that I've actually left pending since I first installed LMDE sometime in the beginning of the year, but now it feel like the time have come to actually do something about it, mainly because the jack on the back of my computer is already occupied by a splitter that: 1. leads to the tv in the livingroom, and 2. go to the speakers I have here in my office. This connection works without flaws, but whatever I do I just can't get sound out on the front of the box.
Here's what I have:
A "base" install of the latest spin of LMDE Gnome Edition (x64) - fully updated with the update packs following "latest".
My motherboard is a ASUS P7P55D where the onboard sound consists of VIA VT1828S 8-channel HD Audio
On this motherboard I one connector for front panel sound, where I can choose between using Via HD Audio output or AC97 output (in bios)
The cable from my box has both these connectors, and I'm currently using the HD Audio one (corresponding setting in bios)
This setup is no problem when running Windows 7 that I (still) dual boot with to be able to run Photoshop & Lightroom. In Windows I do have sound in my headphones.
So - where do I start? How can I solve this? And more important - what more info do you need to be able to give feedback?
- Thing is that I did read a thread talking about ALSA/Pulseaudio quite some time ago, but now that the LMDE-section is somewhat reorganized I can't find it... Also - would it be better to choose AC97 as output instead of HD Audio? (by changing the connector & motherboard settings)
Ohh.. also - the reason why I initially thought about this as a newbie question is because if someone tells me that "remove *** and try..." then I need help understanding the "how" that is involved in such a maneuver...
Thanks in advance!
With some help from Vincent Vermeulen i tried a few things, like intending to configure my Alsa driver, I've found my way to Alsamixergui, I've removed Pulseaudio (and later also reinstalled it). I've changed from using the Intel HDA-connector to using the AC97. So far nothing...
I have discovered one weird thing though - Running Virtualbox with WinXP as a guest system the sound does come out of the headphone jack. My findings there are the following:
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When the Audio Settings for my Guest OS in Virtualbox is set to pulseaudio/AC97 I have sound (Didn't I just say I removed pulseaudio?)
When the Audio Settings for my Guest OS in Virtualbox is set to Alsa Audio Driver/AC97 I do not have sound!?!?!
And that's where I am - starting day 2 of my intents of getting the front panel headphone jack to give me something more than just static.