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No headphone jack sense, internal microphone

Postby Jojo on Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:59 am

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
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Re: No headphone jack sense, internal microphone

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:30 pm

SoundIntel HDA

this means you have Intel HDA :) and it is very probable that the standard solution for all kinds of problems with HDA works
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=17801&p=107982&hilit=ich8+alsa#p107982
You change model to what ever you have or auto
You may have to try different "models" to get it to work - brand or model ...
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Re: No headphone jack sense, internal microphone

Postby Jojo on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Thanks so much, Husse -- very much appreciated. I'll give it a try...
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