(SOLVED) - Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

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(SOLVED) - Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

Postby PlutoPup » Fri May 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1 Serena
Athlon II X3 425
ASROCK Motherboard
4 Gigs Ram

When playing anything with sound, mucic, videos, ect… I plug in the headphones, Switch the sound from Speakers to Headphones, viola’, Headphone Sound, but only for a little while. After a few seconds it Switches back to Speakers on its own.. I can’t get it to stay on Headphones…

any ideas why..?
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Re: Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 am

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Re: Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 am

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Re: Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

Postby PlutoPup » Sun May 28, 2017 9:22 pm

pup@Pluto ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Pluto Kernel: 4.4.0-77-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: N68C-GS4 FX
Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.30 date: 04/08/2015
CPU: Triple core AMD Athlon II X3 425 (-MCP-) cache: 1536 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 16274
clock speeds: max: 2712 MHz 1: 2712 MHz 2: 2712 MHz 3: 2712 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a/integrated/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.135 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-77-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
driver: alx port: ec00 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 423.0GB (16.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Maxtor_6L300R0 size: 300.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_6Y120L0 size: 122.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.1G used: 7.2G (85%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /home size: 263G used: 53G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.04GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 42.5C mobo: 33.0C gpu: 0.0:
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-1: 0 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 1896
Info: Processes: 193 Uptime: 2 days Memory: 1108.6/3699.0MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
pup@Pluto ~ $

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Re: Headphone Sound Switches back to Speakers after a few seconds.

Postby PlutoPup » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:01 pm

It seems the problem fixed itself with the addition of a PCIe Video Card.

My AsRock motherboard has on-board Video and Audio. I assume both run on the Motherboard PCI Bus. They must have been conflicting. I had wanted a DVI video card for the system since the on-board video was only VGA. When my GForce 8400 came I put it in the machine. I went into the BIOS and switched Video from On-Board to PCIe and booted up, loaded the correct driver and the video was amazing.

Without really thinking about it, I plugged in the Headphones, the sound is better with headsets, and it stayed on Headsets. The problem of switching off Headsets to Speakers on its own was gone....... I will caulk it up to what must have been a PCI Bus Conflict


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