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Old 10-20-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Sound does not work well in Packard Bell EasyNote

Hello all

I've a Packard Bell EasyNote which sound card identifies as:

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)

My Kernel is : 2.6.27-7-generic

My Kubuntu 8.10beta loads the module snd_hda_intel at boot time and I can hear sound and use the mixer. But when I plug earphones or loudspeakers every sound stops to work. I need to reboot the computer or to execute 'alsa force-reload'.

I've tried with module snd_atiixp but then sound does not work at all.

Any clues or ideas?
Old 10-26-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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It sounds like it's triggering the headphone jack sense feature of the sound card, but not recognizing when the headphones are being disconnected. If that's correct, it should be a control that you can see with the amixer command (something like "amixer -c 0 sget 'Headphone Jack Sense'").

This is a little old, but maybe it's more helpful:


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