No headphone jack sense, internal microphone – nightmare come true on my new laptop
Well, it's a nightmare come true. My old laptop was on its last legs, so I decided to buy a new one just to go with Mint 7. I took the live CD into my favorite PC shop and tested it on an Acer Aspire 4930G. Everything seemed fine, including sound playing from the built-in speakers (although at a low volume), so it was a sale. It never occurred to me to test the headphone jack. Lo and behold, after I partition my drive and get dual booting all setup with Vista, I find no sound will come out of the jack, although it works well with Vista. Sound from the jack is absolutely essential for me and Mint will not be a viable alternative without it.
A post that I found states how to correct the problem:
“The audio requires the “snd-intel-hda” module from the 2.6.27 kernel.
To be able to use the internal microphone, headphone jack sense and channel mode, the latest alsa-driver snapshot must be used (version > 1.0.18a).”
My sound card is:
SoundIntel HDA with 5.1 audio output (Realtek ALC888S-VC chipset)
I am a noob and am not familiar with the command line.
Please help and you will be a friend for life