I recently switched from 11.10 to 12.04 and my headphone jacks have stopped working and my speakers now have extremely low volume no matter what they are set to. I have no clue what to do.
on 08/06/2012 – Made popular on 08/06/2012
On my system, the sound works perfectly fine on the speakers in my laptop. When i plug in headphones, the sound comes out of the headphones AND speakers. It doesn't seem to recognize whether the headphones are plugged in or not. It actually doesn't seem to recognize that there are any headphone inputs at all.
Ubuntu is copping an attitude with me. I'm using the mainboard's native sound chips (I'll post all that good stuff at the end of the posting) and for some reason, Ubuntu's not too willing to enable the front microphone and headphone jacks. The rear outputs work wonderfully, but the front jacks are a no go.
I use them in Windows, so I know the connections are sound.
I can't seem to get my headphone jack on my xps to work properly. I have two jacks; a normal headphone jack and one labeled S/P DIF. The one with the label works, but i can't control the volume on it. I've been trying to add different options to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf, but nothing has worked yet.
So I just have a question does anyone know why some devices don't recognize the L shaped headphone Jack? I recently got the G pad 7.0 and it doesn't recognize it at all the headphones work with the G3 perfectly and when I plug in headphones that have a straight headphone Jack it recognizes them.
I have noticed that when I use the bfs kernel from AUR my laptop automatically outputs volume to the headphone jack and not the speakers. To get sound in the speakers I have to either plug in and unplug headphones or go to alsamixer and turn up the speakers volume.
Previously I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with windows 7 then I installed Ubuntu because my laptops speakers were working fine in ubuntu and were not playing sound in windows7 or some times they have a very low sound.
After removing Ubuntu speakers stopped working completely where as headphone kept giving me good sound.
Now I have re-installed Ubuntu and still problem persists.