Sound issues have been a common problem in Linux and Ubuntu in particular. Recently, Linux has updated its kernel and fixes the sound problem in many machines. However that fix seems to also bring other problems to many other machines (which used to work perfectly before that). Mine is one of them. My laptop (Asus G50VT-X5) had never had any problem with audio when using Ubuntu prior to 9.04. Afterward, after several updates, there has never been any sound coming from my headphone jack.
Fortunately, someone has told me about a way to fix the problem. You should try this if you have the same sound issue as mine.
- Go to this address http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/audio_intel_hda#acer then find your laptop series, then look at the method on the right. It should be something like options snd-hda-intel model=…
- Run Terminal, type gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
- Add the line options… to the end of the file alsa-base.conf
- Save and restart
For example, my laptop is Asus G50VT-X5, so I tried to find in Asus section. There is an entry G50V there, so my method is options snd-hda-intel model=m51va position_fix=0. After that I added that line to the end of the file alsa-base.conf and saved.
This method will not solve all kind of sound problem in Ubuntu, but probably will be helpful for some. I think if you have a sound issue with your Ubuntu, especially as in my case – no sound from headphone jack, you should give it a try. Leave a comment below if it’s working for you.
Oh, before I forget, thanks to KinoGen in Ubuntu-VN.org for the help
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