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August 21st, 2009, 05:37 PM

So i've done my research and tried milions of different commands on /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base (which is an empty file, I suppose that is normal...) and I haven't managed to mute the speakers when I plug in the headphones.

Im on Ubuntu 9.04, on a Toshiba Satellite A200-12x notebook. Any help would be great! This is driving me nuts!


August 21st, 2009, 06:40 PM
In Ubuntu 9.04, the file is named alsa-base.conf

August 21st, 2009, 09:05 PM
In Ubuntu 9.04, the file is named alsa-base.conf

That's very true, thanks.

However, I tried these commands and i still cant get it:

options snd-hda-intel model=3stack
options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop

Any ideas?

Thanks again.

August 21st, 2009, 09:07 PM
Did you try:
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

August 21st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Did you try:
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

Hey, thanks for the answer. Didn't quite work though... Any other ideas? Thanks. I hope this bug gets fixed at some point.

August 21st, 2009, 09:37 PM
I'm not sure about on your Toshiba laptop, but my Dell desktop has the same issue on a new install with the Intel HD Audio. For me the fix is to right click the volume control applet in systray and "Open Volume Control"

Go to preference and check the "Headphone Jack Sense". Which should show up now under the switches tab, check mark it in the switches tab to enable.

August 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM
Maybe upgrading ALSA will help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1046137

August 21st, 2009, 09:43 PM
I just found this option in the BIOS options on the Intel board I was messing with last night. Try that.

August 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Nostalos, i tried that but I think that's definately not the soruce of the problem.

Temüjin, i'll try the upgrade, that might fix it, but its quite complicated it seems...

Maheriano, sorry, could you specify a bit more on what option in the BIOS?

Thanks a bunch,


I upgraded ALSA to the new version, however, speakers do not mute when I plug in the headphones...