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    Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?
    Hi,
    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

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    Re: Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Go to terminal via Applications-Accessories.
    Enter the following:
    Code:
    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:
    Code:
    options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=lenovo
    Save the file and exit the editor.
    In terminal enter
    Code:
    exit
    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.

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    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

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    Re: Need Help to Understand the following Instruction?

    Good luck...

    This is a great site for help, I agree.

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