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Re: [SLUG] laptop sound playing out onboard speaker & headphones

On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 07:04:50PM +1100, Daniel Bush wrote:
> Hi Sonia,
> On 30/11/06, Sonia Hamilton <sonia@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >I have a problem with sound on my laptop, that commenced with my upgrade
> >to Ubuntu Edgy - any hints on how to troubleshoot it?
> >
> >The problem is that when I plug in headphones, the sound keeps playing
> >out the laptop speakers, thus annoying other people who have to listen
> >to my atrocious taste in music :-)
> Try removing the pcspkr kernel module.  Check if it's there using
> lsmod.  I had the same problem but when I remove it, the sound no
> longer leaks from the speakers when I have my headphones in.  I use
> 'rmmod pcspkr' to do this.  However, when I inserted it in again using
> modprobe and then removed it again, the sound problem did not go away.
> So there is more going on here perhaps.
> I nice side effect of removing this module is that you will also
> remove the heart-attack-inducing console beep problem as well.
> Daniel.


You don't have two volume control settings (in alsamixer for example) by
any chance? One for headphone and one for speaker?