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Old 05-13-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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headphones - debian dell inspiron snd_hda_intel

I am working on Debian with a Dell Inspiron.

When I boot up the laptop with headphones plugged in, they don't work.

When I boot up with headphones not plugged in, they only work the first time I plug them in. (I can't take them out and plug them back in again.)

dan:/home/dan# uname -a
Linux dan 2.6.18-5-686 #1 SMP Mon Dec 24 16:41:07 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

dan:/home/dan# lspci|grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)

dan:/home/dan# lsmod|grep snd
snd_hda_intel 18648 7
snd_hda_codec 148480 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm 69092 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 20676 3 snd_pcm
snd 48580 14 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9248 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10216 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

dan:/home/dan# cat /etc/modules
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.


Now, I dual boot with Mandriva, and on Mandriva it works fine. Some files in there may be of some help to us; let me know which ones. (Actually, I think it's because it's a newer kernel on Mandriva.)
Old 05-13-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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Hi secretlydead, Updated alsa modules may very well do the trick. As far as configuration files go, have a look at
, there are alsa options you can append there.

For the options available see ALSA-Configuration.txt or ALSAConfiguration.txt, mine is at

You may also want to check your mixer settings, looking for
jack sense
Good luck. ;-)

Last edited by Peacedog; 05-13-2008 at 08:46 PM.


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