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Hey guys I have a Compaq tc4200 (kinda old ik) but I have windows and ubuntu duel boot and on windows the audio works fine with headphones but when in ubuntu audio plays but when i put the headphones in audio plays on the headphones and speakers. I have already tried changing the the audio rendering used and its all the same. any ideas?
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My old HP dv9720us did the same thing, never figured out how to get it to work proper, and has never happened on any of my other laptops/desktops.

My guess would originally be AC'97 audio being used instead of HD, but who knows. Anyways, you should be able to get 2 sound controllers with headphones plugged in, one for speakers and one for headphones, just turn the speakers to mute.
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I was going to ask why not just mute either the headphones or front through alsamixer? Or try fixing it through the Gnome mixer?
     
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS

That didnt work on mine :c
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I was going to ask why not just mute either the headphones or front through alsamixer? Or try fixing it through the Gnome mixer?

Because I have tried both :/
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post #7 of 11
I had a lot of problems with my sound devices and ubuntu. They did work with mint though, so go figure.
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I had a lot of problems with my sound devices and ubuntu. They did work with mint though, so go figure.

so should I try mint?? O.o
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post #9 of 11
It's all in the configuration files. Switching distro's isn't the solution, everything that's available in Ubuntu is available in Mint, which is available in every other distro.
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yea but iv tried everything in the configuration file :/
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