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Old 06-19-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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headphone in ubuntu

My notebook is vaio fz160.My headphone does not work on it.
Old 06-19-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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If sound is working, then it must be the settings. Check mixer.
If the headphone has a separate sound card (rare) then see whether the proper modules are loaded.

If you still have the problem, then post the sound part of
# sudo lshw


# sudo lsmod


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Old 06-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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amani has suggested some possible ways of investigating the software, but this could be a hardware issue.

Quite often, plugging in headphones will switch a mechanical switch to redirect sound from the speakers to the headphones. If this is the case with your system, then plugging in headphones should cause the sound to cut out; does this happen?

There is often a different impedance between the headphone jack output and the line-out jack used for speakers. It may seem obvious, but make sure you are plugging the headphones into the right socket; if you have a spare set floating around then can you try plugging speakers into the same socket?


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