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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?
    I dont quite understand how to change the line...I follwed the part about the update and that was good,,,,,but If I can refer to to the BOLD print below:

    Mute Speakers when Headphones are used

    * This has been a big deal for folks with Intel HDA type sound cards. The fix is as follows. Information about this fix is gotten from here.
    o Update ASLA to the latest (1.0.16 as of this writing). I have instructions here.

    o In your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base add the following line.
    + options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=lenovo
    + save and exit
    + reboot the machine and when you insert headphones the speakers will mute.

    ???HOW DO I OPEN /ECT/MODPROBE.D/ALSA-BASE & do I simply cut and paste the options snd- ect... into the terminal or what?????????????????

    I have no experience so go easy...I just came back to ubuntu after leaving a year ago becuase of this problem....thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Shepperton, UK.
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Go to terminal via Applications-Accessories.
    Enter the following:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
    Enter your log-in password when prompted.
    A new window will open with the alsa-base file.
    At the bottom of the file enter:
    options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=lenovo
    Save the file and exit the editor.
    In terminal enter
    to exit terminal.
    you may need to restart the PC for the code to take effect.
    You can copy the code here by using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to paste (Ctrl+Shift+V in terminal).
    Last edited by Kevbert; May 24th, 2008 at 11:14 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Re: Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Thanks man,
    that was an excellent reply...just the sort of thing I need<
    Ufortunately I some how stuffed it up before logging back in here and now I have no sound.

    Its a long story, but I am not going to let it beat me this time around...
    I am going to reistall then come back here and ask for help with the Damn Headphone and speaker issue with HD sound cards like mine.........

    I hope I will get similar help...I like other newbies dont mean to offend when we say we find some of the help a bit vauge (lol I cant even spell)

    Some of us dummies can use all the patients we can get...

    I tired suse10.3 but the networking side was way out of my league...Ubuntu really does rock...even though I still got to learn.

    Guess I'll be seeing you round
    Thanks again man

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Good luck...

    This is a great site for help, I agree.


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