No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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YoloSnake
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No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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Hello, it's been a while since I installed Linux and, until now, I couldn't figure why I hear no low frequencies.
My laptop is a dual-booted HP Envy which originally came with Beats Audio that I successfully uninstalled from Windows. There are no sound problems while using Windows. In Linux I hear no bass at all, seems like frequencies under 100Hz are muted, the only way I could fix this with an EQ is in Banshee Player by boosting the lows but I have to keep the sound very low so it doesn't distort.

Anyone know how to fix this problem? I think it might be because my laptop has a built-in subwoofer that is not working without Beats Audio drivers (I don't have them on Linux), so it somehow routes the lows to the disabled subwoofer instead of the headphones?

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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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I don't thinlk there is a Linux driver for beats audio, but searching "ubuntu beats audio" got me this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments ... eakers_on/

It's an old solution but worth a look.

Note that step one says install hda-jack-retask. This is now included in the alsa-tools-gui package, which is the one you would install.
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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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I don't have the pins that were overridden in that guide.

And I don't want Beats drivers either.
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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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YoloSnake wrote:I don't have the pins that were overridden in that guide.

And I don't want Beats drivers either.
Then be specific about what you do want. You could also have thanked Rob for at least trying.

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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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catweazel wrote:
YoloSnake wrote:I don't have the pins that were overridden in that guide.

And I don't want Beats drivers either.
Then be specific about what you do want. You could also have thanked Rob for at least trying.

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Well I'm sorry if I sounded rude or smth, it was not my intent :D Any help is appreciated of course!
I thought it was clear from the question that I don't want Beats Audio but want to get bass in my headphones.
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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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You may have uninstalled the WIndows software, that doesn't mean the Beats Audio hardware isn't still there.
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Re: No low frequencies on HP Envy (Beats Audio)

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Hoser Rob wrote:You may have uninstalled the WIndows software, that doesn't mean the Beats Audio hardware isn't still there.
I uninstalled the drivers, that's right. In windows I have the clean sound.
How does this affect Linux which was installed after I deleted the drivers and the drivers are not even available for Linux?

I still don't have the described pins as in the tutorial.

Should I post a screenshot of the available pins?
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