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Thread: No Front Headphones Audio - Ubuntu 12.04

  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    Question No Front Headphones Audio - Ubuntu 12.04


    I am a total Ubuntu newbie, running 12.04 exclusively.

    There is no headphones audio in the front port of my desktop. Interestingly, when I unplug my speakers from the back and plug my headphones in, audio works fine.

    I'm not sure what logs or other diagnostic information is necessary, but I could use some help.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Post Re: No Front Headphones Audio - Ubuntu 12.04

    EDIT: Maybe you want to try this first, as does not require a restart

    Install the alsamixer gui
    $ sudo apt-get install alsamixergui

    Then launch the alsamixer (Note: is not a typo, you want to launch alsamixer, not alsamixergui)
    $ alsamixer

    Set INDEPENDENT HP to OFF if not already
    Set Loopback to ON

    The reason to use alsamixer and not alsamixergui is because the later won't show these controls.

    Note, you probably won't see these controls I'm talking about, pay attention to the right border of the alsamixer window, to highlight controls you use the left and right arrows of the keyboard, but the showing controls are not the only ones, continue to the right and new controls will appear. When "Independen HP" is highlighted, press "Q" to turn it off. When "Loopback" is highlighted press "Y" to turn it on.

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    Last edited by JHAx86; February 17th, 2013 at 08:21 AM. Reason: Added screenshot


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