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Old 01-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Issues on Asus K60n Laptop Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu to code some stuff in perl, and along the way I noticed that there are several issues about it:

There are major sound issues where the OS thinks that the default sound level is whatever it was last at whenever I log on. So as you can imagine I have the sound levels stuck in either the "off" or lowest levels possible, while it's blasting sound as if it were in the "top" levels for my hardware.

Second, the brightness keys (fn + f5 or fn + f6) do not do anything to adjust the brightness. In fact, it freaks out and after pressing the buttons the brightness deal comes on about every 40 seconds, without changing the brightness of my laptop screen.

The more pressing issue, however, is the issue with the sound- it ALSO mainly only puts out to the right ear of my headphones for whatever reason. This is pretty unbearable.

HELP please! I am running the latest version of ubuntu, just updated to it yesterday.
Old 01-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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Hello Dwood, welcome to LQ,

there are special "drivers" (in Linux called "modules") available for laptops which enable support for laptopspecific settings, e.g. functional keys.

Could you please open a terminal and post the output of
lsmod | sort
and according to your sound-issue the output of
sudo lspci | grep -i audio
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Thanks, but I've been here for a bit longer than it seems based on my post count haha.

This is the output of ls mod:

aes_generic 27607 1 aes_x86_64
aes_x86_64 7912 0
ahci 37870 1
arc4 1473 2
asus_laptop 20584 0
ath 9723 1 ath9k
ath9k 329117 0
atl1e 33233 0
binfmt_misc 7960 1
bitblit 5811 1 fbcon
cfg80211 148725 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
cryptd 8116 0
drm 198948 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper 30742 1 i915
fbcon 39270 72
font 8053 1 fbcon
hid 83472 1 usbhid
i2c_algo_bit 6024 1 i915
i915 323510 3
intel_agp 29319 2 i915
joydev 11104 0
led_class 3764 2 ath9k,asus_laptop
lp 9336 0
mac80211 238896 1 ath9k
Module Size Used by
output 2503 1 video
parport 37160 2 ppdev,lp
ppdev 6375 0
psmouse 64576 0
serio_raw 4918 0
snd 71251 13 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
snd_hda_codec 85759 2 snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec_via 33207 1
snd_hda_intel 25741 1
snd_hwdep 6924 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_mixer_oss 16299 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 8500 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_pcm 87946 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm_oss 41394 0
snd_rawmidi 23420 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57481 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 6888 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_seq_dummy 1782 0
snd_seq_midi 5829 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7267 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_oss 31191 0
snd_timer 23649 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
softcursor 1565 1 bitblit
soundcore 8052 1 snd
tileblit 2487 1 fbcon
usbhid 41116 0
uvcvideo 62595 0
v4l1_compat 15495 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 11892 1 videodev
vga16fb 12757 0
vgastate 9857 1 vga16fb
video 20623 1 i915
videodev 40518 1 uvcvideo
wacom 24926 0


sudo lspci | grep -i audio outputs:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

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Old 01-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Sorry, I did not see that you're here since three years

The asus_laptop module is loaded and the modules for sound are loaded as well.

Which version of Ubuntu are you running and which kernel?

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I'm running 10.04 LTS

uname -v prints:
#49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 00:51:09 UTC 2010

uname -r prints:

I think the issue is more to do with the sound management (GNOME-related?) but I don't know where to start a search for it haha.
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