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Hello everyone. I'm using Linux Mint 8, kernel 2.6.31-12 (and I tried several other distributions and had the exact same problem) on my FSC Amilo Pro 3525, where I have Intel HDA (ICH7) and Realtek 883. My problem is that when I plug in my external speakers, they do not mute the internal ones.
I've searched and searched the forums and came up with a half-baked solution where in alsamixer I - almost - mute front, and bring master to maximum, and in that way I hear the internal speakers just a little.. and the external ones play at maybe 1/3 of their normal volume. Every time I reboot I have to do this again. I can't mute front entirely because then it mutes all sound.
I tried adding various options to alsa-conf, which seems to be a fairly often suggested solution, including the one where I identify the model of my notebook, and it did not help.
Now. When I tried to find the answer, I came across several tutorials that suggested adjusting options in volume control, etc, inlcuding jacksense, that I found I don't have listed.
Being pretty ignorant about Linux, I came to the conclusion that it might be Pulseaudio that's causing the problem. For instance, alsamixergui shows Pulseaudio as card. I did try preventing Pulseaudio from loading, did not help.
Anyway, from lspci I get this concerning audio:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
And, I made a few screenshots in case anyone cares to see what I mean when I say that some options are missing from volume control, etc.
I'd just like to add that when I first tried these speakers under XP I had the exact same problem, and thought that maybe the jack was faulty. But I solved it by downloading the latest driver for Realtek.
I would much appreciate any help because this issue is the last that's holding me back from completely switching to Linux. I'm on dual boot now.
Is there a Fn+Fn# or keypad combination available?
Sure, but it does exactly the same as when I change front in alsamixer, i.e., either lowers the volume of internal speakers (and of external simultaneously), or if I mute via keyboard, there's no sound at all.