Speaker works, headphones don't (misconfigurations?)

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Speaker works, headphones don't (misconfigurations?)

Postby ffriend on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Ok, this is one hundred thousandth question about sound in Linux, but after days of experiments I've got too tired to test different options at random.

When I only installed Linux Mint, it worked great. Sound from both - internal speaker and headphones - was completely ok. After some time (and probably my incorrect actions) sound in headphones disappeared. I found out that it was a problem with automatic switching between speaker and headphones - manual switching in Sound Settings fixed that problem.

Of course, it was temporary solution, so a week later I came back to this problem and tried to fix the problem myself... how naive I was. After my "fixes" not only automatic switching stayed broken, but also sound in headphones disappeared completely.

My latest attempts (that actually could break sound settings) are:

1. In file "/usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output-headphones.conf" changing [Speaker Element]

[Element Speaker]
switch = on
volume = ignore

(solution found on StackExchange, doesn't work, reverted to "off" for both params)

2. In file "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf" adding line:
options snd-hda-intel model=<config-option>

with <config-option> set to "basic", "generic", "hp-laptop", "m51va position_fix=0", "3stack-dig position_fix=0". Nothing changed - neither headphones started to work, nor speaker stopped.

3. Playing around with alsamixer. Right now:

Master: active
Headphones: active
Speaker: muted
PCM (don't know what it is): max volume
Mic: muted
Mic boos: zero volume
S/PDF: active
Auto-mute: enabled
Internal: muted
Internal (another bar): 20%

Headphones plugged-in, but no sound.

Some system info is below, if you need something else, just let me know.


Laptop: ASUS K55V
OS: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Code: Select all
sudo lshw -c sound
       description: Audio device
       product: Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1b
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
       version: 04
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
       resources: irq:46 memory:f7a10000-f7a13fff

Any help will be appreciated.
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