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Old 08-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by raskin View Post
Linux kernel 3.0.1. Finally I have speaker and microphone simultaneously.
How did you do it? what do I have to do?

PS: Very linux noob person here, FYI
Old 08-13-2011, 01:21 AM   #17
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Thanks for reminding to retest it.. The ugly fix is still needed.

You need to ensure that snd-hda-intel kernel module is loaded with parameters model=auto position_fix=0.

If your distribuion doesn't use PulseAudio, commands
rmmod snd-hda-intel
modprobe snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0
are likely to work. Don't forget to check sound levels afterwards.

Otherwise I think you should edit some file in /etc/moprobe.d/, but you'd better search forum dedicated to your distribution on enforcing module loading parameters.
Old 10-29-2011, 06:43 PM   #18
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Hi, I had Linux Kernel 2.6 and the CD drive worked well, now I have Linux Kernel 3.0.1 and the CD drive no longer works, did that happen to you too? any troubleshooting I could do?

PS: USB 3.0 does work with kernel 3.0.1
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Kernel 3.2.6 fixes N53JQ speaker problem

This is what I posted to fedoraforum for Fedora 16.

Kernel 3.2.6 (kernel-3.2.6-3.fc16.x86_64) fixes the ASUS N53JQ problem of headphones work, but front speakers do not work. It may also fix other notebooks with the Realtek ALC269VB.

You no longer need to modify the snd-hda-intel module options.

Before Kernel 3.2 (For me, the last kernel with working speakers was kernel-3.1.9-1.fc16.x86_64), you needed to modify the snd-hda-intel module options by adding "model=auto position_fix=0". Between kernel-3.2.1-3.fc16.x86_64 and kernel-3.2.5-3.fc16.x86_64, the front speakers would not work even with those module options set.

The kernel log for 3.2.6 "commit ab692dfced98f2967cf710941d686e66cf519afb" lists the change that was made.


I removed this:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=0
and front speakers work after a reboot without those options.
Old 03-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #20
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The only solution to make microphone work is to install linux-backports-modules-alsa-generic...

Just go to:

Menu / System / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager

And search and mark for installation:


tip: if you have multiple versions click on the first and read the description which should inform what name to install...

If after the reboot and mic mute is off, still does not work, just go to terminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and add or change the following:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto enable=yes

Then Ctrl+X, type Y to write and exit, reboot and mic will work.

Bye and have lots of fun with Ubuntu (the best).
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Please do not resurrect any old thread that contains the word microphone. In this thread the solution for getting audio working is already part of the initial post.


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