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garyozzy 02-02-2006 02:21 PM

Laptop speakers off when plug in headphones
Is there a way to turn in my built-in laptop speakers when i plug in headphones?

tronica 02-02-2006 03:02 PM

are you saying when you plug in your headphones the built in speakers go off, becuase i believe some do that on purpose. But having the specific model of your laptop would help.

garyozzy 02-02-2006 03:07 PM

Sorry for not being clearer.

I have a Dell Inspiron B120.

In Windows, when I plug in headphones, the built-in speakers turn off.

In Linux, the speakers do not turn off--but the headphones work all the same.

I would like to be able to listen to something in the headphones but not through the speakers.

tronica 02-02-2006 03:23 PM

the only thing I can think of is to go into volume control and mute the pc speaker.

garyozzy 02-02-2006 03:31 PM

didn't work....

tronica 02-02-2006 03:32 PM

in the volume control, there should be and option for pc speaker and pc speaker playback, try messing with those.

Charred 02-02-2006 04:32 PM

That should be a hardware switch, i.e. inserting the jack opens the circuit to the speakers and diverts current to the headphones. Are you inserting the jack fully?

lioncoeur 02-04-2006 11:47 AM

This is a problem on many Dells. If you go to the Linux Laptops website and look at the guy's webpage who is installing Gentoo on a Dell Inspiron 1300, you will see he has the same problem. I'd post a link, but I haven't reached 5 posts yet, so I can't :) Anyway, he can't find a solution for it either, and neither can I. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Looking_Lost 02-04-2006 02:44 PM

When I was using my onboard sound chip with kde I used the sound mixer "Switch" option and had an option to turn off/on "headphone jack sense" (or something like that) which alternatively muted/unmuted the built in speakers, maybe your sound mixer has the same thing for your particular sound setup.

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