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Thread: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

  1. #1
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    Jul 2011

    [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    Hi there,

    My newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize the little sub-woofer that comes with an Asus N56JR laptop.

    I've append this line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf : options snd-hda-intel model=asus-mode4
    but without any success.

    Any help appreciated.

    Last edited by Swiss_Knight; April 18th, 2014 at 01:11 PM. Reason: title tag

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005

    Re: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    Did you have any luck with this? I found:

    but in the comments people say it does not work on N56JR (have not tried it myself), am guessing it is some other pin to connect but am also not sure it works the same with Pule Audio?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Re: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    Did you also add the 2.1 mode as described here?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Cool Re: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    FINALLY!!!!! After doing some reading and weaving of solutions, I got mine

    So ... Who wants subwoofer sound ? It's so freaking totally worth it!

    Before starting, please note that these are the ONLY steps required.

    Install alsa-tools-gui
    sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui
    Access Jack retasking
    Select the Realtek ALC663 Codec
    Check the "unconnected pins" option

    Go down to pin with id: 0x16 and check "override"
    Set it to "Internal speaker (LFE)"

    This is nicely concealed in the following link on asus for arch

    click on "Apply now"

    Don't close jack retasking

    Open sound settings to make sure that the mode(not play sound through) of your sound is "Analog Surround 4.0 Output" seen in the following

    Test your sound! (make sure you're not muted)

    If it works, in jack retasking, click on "Install boot override", and you're all set.

    please understand that this is a hack, so you can't exactly control the subwoofer sound as a separate channel, though the "Analog output" seems to control this - or I haven't got that far yet. However, this should at least put your mind at peace, your ears in harmony, and in your friends good books
    Last edited by Unknown-Master; June 19th, 2014 at 12:24 PM. Reason: fix typo

  5. #5
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    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    Can you please mark your thread as SOLVED so other people searching the forums know that it provides a working solution.

    You can do it by scrolling to the top of the thread and look for the Thread Tools menu item on the right of the toolbar, click on this menu item to produce a dropdown menu and then click "Mark this thread as solved".

  6. #6
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    Aug 2014

    Re: [14.04] Asus N56JR laptop subwoofer doesn't work

    It Worked!!!
    Now i don't have to use Windows for hearing a nice subwooferic music
    Tnx alot

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