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How to switch between headphones and speakers without disconnecting

1. Software switching support Check, if your sound card supports software switching for the front audio panel. Some older motherboards don't support software switching at all. Some sound cards have ...
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Find out whether sound output is muted (ALSA with Pulseaudio)

After a long search, I actually managed to find an answer. This might be helpful for others looking for something like this out there! What you need: pacmd list-sinks This command has a line like ...
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Ubuntu: No sound from speakers, headphones jack detected even when no headphones are connected

Guess: The laptop BIOS is lying to ALSA, and giving it a wrong headphone jack codec node which always detects "connected". Look at your analog codec with cat /proc/asound/card*/codec\#* and use ...
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Find out whether sound output is muted (ALSA with Pulseaudio)

Alternatively, for those like me who don't have PulseAudio or want to only use amixer, one solution is: amixer get Master | sed 5q | grep -q '\[on\]' returning 0 if unmuted and 1 if muted.
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Multiple problems with alsamixer after opening up laptop (no problems in other OSs)

You are seeing the pulse plugin control, which only has a single volume control. Try using F6 to access the hardware control(s) of your sound card(s). However, since you are now running Pulseaudio as ...
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Ubuntu: No sound from speakers, headphones jack detected even when no headphones are connected

Sorry for digging this. I have the same problem and found a workaround: use hdajackretask to disable the headphone, then the internal speak could work My setting looks like below. I had to Install ...
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ALSA --- remarkably horrible sound output on headphones

Based on the comment about muting left or right channel: The combined jacks (headphone + mic), and also the headphone jacks have several rings, which are assigned to ground, left, right and mic. ...
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How can I get my unsupported sound card to work with ALSA?

Partial answer: The info you provided has a section about the codec, and that tells you that this particular codec is not recognized: Codec: Realtek Generic ... Vendor Id: 0x10ec0287 Subsystem Id: ...
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How can manage output device with amixer command?

A/ You might prefer using the semigraphical ncurses alsamixer utility. Fire it then as informed in the upper right corner F6 to select your sound card, then simply depress cursor keys in order to set ...
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Unable to use speakers when the headphone is plugged

In modern notebooks, the speakers are often disabled (by the hardware controller) when you plug in your headphones. This is not Linux specific, but a feature of the machine itself. This is, for ...
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Microphone issues on debian 10

First I tried: felipe@SDF-1:~$ apulse felipe@SDF-1:~$ sudo apt-get install tetraproc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Sound stopped working all of a sudden

Found this page following up post by Manjaro user with same Realtek ALC294 ALC294 Analog - Audio card detected, but no sound internaly or headphones Also found this page from ubuntu user indicating ...
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Ubuntu: No sound from speakers, headphones jack detected even when no headphones are connected

I had this issue after not installing third party software and update in the first installation step in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. You should just shift from gdm3 to lightdm to resolve this issue by opening ...
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Speakers and headphones have different independent volume levels

Firstly I suggest using pavucontrol for more detailed Pulse Audio controls. alsa-mixer is just not enough these days I'm afraid. With pavucontrol you can individually modify applications and hardware ...
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Is ALSA's asym plugin deprecated?

The asym plugin is a PCM plugin; it is not possible to apply it to ctl devices. This configuration has never worked. If you did not get this error before, then it probably got overridden by a later ...
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Horrible input sound on any distro

Had very distorted sound in Skype calls, found fix by launching Skype from terminal like this: PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=90 skypeforlinux Works like a charm every time. Source Sound in Discord breaks up ...
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How to disable loopback with alsamixer?

This is one of the mixer settings, so removing modules won't help. In alsamixer, use left and right arrows to move the red highlight to Loopback, then up and down arrows to enable and disable it. If ...
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