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Headphone jack is not working!

Postby edwardsantiago1000 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:39 pm

The headphone jack is not working on my laptop. The headphone jack only works on my WIndows 7 partition. I am using Linux Mint 12. My laptop is a Lenovo thinkpad R61 (2.1ghz dual core+1GB ram) from 2007. anyone know how to fix this?
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Re: Headphone jack is not working!

Postby z06gal on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 pm

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Re: Headphone jack is not working!

Postby edwardsantiago1000 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:38 pm

z06gal wrote:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=91055

kthx. got it sorted out.
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Re: Headphone jack is not working!

Postby erwo on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:20 am

dual boot W7u(64) and mint 11(64), on 2 seperate HDs in Acer Travelmate

What happened:
after updating my drivers on W7 with DriverEasy, I ended up with 2 "Sound Video Game controllers" devices, "High definition audio" and "Realtek High definition audio". No problem in W. However in Mint the earphones (only) where gone.
I tried the the solutions here and elsewhere on the forum, without luck.

Solution for me:
Since it all happened after the driver update I looked for a solution in W rather than L. I disabled the 1st of the above devices in W and lo and behold, the earphones in L where back.

Perhaps it might help someone else

It was the Realtek driver that caused the problem. Had to roll back the Realtek driver in W7 to the 2 "High definition audio" again to get my earphones back permanently in L (Sorry about the mixup)
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Re: Headphone jack is not working!

Postby define on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:06 pm

i also have this problem using Linux Mint Maya with the MATE 1.4 upgrade

my current workaround is to adjust menu -> preferences -> sound -> hardware tab, setting the 'profile' to 'off', and then resetting it to 'analog stereo output'. When i do return to 'analog stereo output', it has been muted, and turned way down. I unmute it, turn it back to 100%, and them im good for the rest of the session until reboot.

if my hardware info helps devs, here it is

[~]:inxi -v7
System: Host: InspironN7110 Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Dell System Inspiron N7110 Chassis: type: 8 version: 0.1
Mobo: Dell model: 05VJ58 version: A00 Bios: Dell version: A07 date: 09/28/2011
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 15948.8
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 2001.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 800.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: vesa,fbdev) Resolution: 1600x900@60.2hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 14:fe:b5:c4:c7:33
Card-2: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 60:d8:19:45:4d:71
WAN IP: IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A IF: wlan0 ip: ip-v6: fe80::62d8:19ff:fe45:4d71
Drives: HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (4.0% used) 1: /dev/sda INTEL_SSDSC2CT24 240.1GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST DVD+-RW SN-208BB rev: D100 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID: / size: 216G used: 9.0G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
label: N/A uuid: 45914cbe-3ba8-476d-8854-1808537b2eed
ID: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
label: N/A uuid: 7324f079-4ee4-42fb-965e-1998e499d5c6
Unmounted: ID: /dev/sr0 size: 1.07G label: N/A uuid: N/A
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: 54.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 627.1/7880.9MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33

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Re: Headphone jack is not working!

Postby define on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:29 pm

The following article [http://pricklytech.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/ubuntu-12-04-dell-vostro-3750-no-sound-when-headphones-are-plugged-in/] fixed my problem entirely. Note that this fix does not involve editing /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf whatsoever. Reposting the main body of bovorasr's solution in case the pricklytech link dies for whatever reason:

Having just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on my Dell Vostro 3750 I noticed that there was no sound when I plugged in my headphones.

The workaround was to edit /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output-headphones.conf.

Since implementing this workaround I have found that updates have reverted the changes that I made to analog-output-headphones.conf. So I recommend making a backup of the original file, then making changes to analog-output-headphones.conf and then backing up the changed file.

Open the terminal and enter the following commands:
cd /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/
sudo cp analog-output-headphones.conf analog-output-headphones.bak
sudo nano analog-output-headphones.conf

Look for the section called [Element Speaker] and change it so that it looks like this:

[Element Speaker]
switch = on
volume = ignore

Create a backup of the corrected analog-output-headphones.conf:

sudo cp analog-output-headphones.conf analog-output-headphones.fixed
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