View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 : Headphones jack creating interference through speakers

November 6th, 2009, 03:13 PM
When plugging headphones into my laptop the speakers are muted but i start getting strange "running" (as in the hard drive/fan spooling) noises coming through my speakers. As soon as i remove my headphones the sound disappears it is very strange indeed. Anyone have any ideas or have seen a similar issue? This has only happened since updating to 9.10 and doesn't happen in Windows Vista.

This is using pulse audio on a fresh install of Karmic.
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

December 9th, 2009, 03:49 PM
I have the same problem. Any news about it?

I have the same audio card:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

December 23rd, 2009, 02:11 PM
Well nice to see I'm not alone. Although I have still not been able to fix it. Anyone?

January 12th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I'm having here the same issue. Fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 on Toshiba Satellite U305 (HDA Intel, ALC268 sound card) and same noise whem I plug the headphones.

I'm using pulseaudio too.

No similar issues when I was using Hardy Heron (always with pulseaudio) on the same laptop.


January 12th, 2010, 03:28 PM
I still have the same problem. What shall we do? :(

January 12th, 2010, 05:20 PM
I found a post here about similar issues


however that solution didn't fix my problem (i.e., in my case it is not related to power off strategy implemented in Karmic).
However I added the following line to


options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba position_fix=1

I rebooted and everything was ok.
Not sure if this is an elegant solution or not, however for my toshiba u305 it worked.


December 30th, 2010, 07:58 PM
The solution also worked for me! I'm using a Toshiba U300.

Thank you very much :)