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#1 2020-09-14 11:50:03

Kiwi Rider
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HP DV6 no headphone audio

I have a HP Pavilion DV6.

The headphone jack works (confirmed via another OS), however in Dev1 I get no sound from the headphone jack. Speakers work fine. When I plug headphones in the speakers are muted.

Have tried to adjust with Alsa Mixer, no luck.

Also, when I use the mixer in Mate (right click on sound icon in "notification area", go to "sound preferences", even when I have programs running that are playing sound it shows as "no application is playing sound" when I view that tab.

Suggestions on where to begin digging?

Laptop HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC (WX054PA#ABG)

Audio devices :
Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5000 Series]
5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio

Thanks in advance for your help.

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#2 2020-09-14 18:36:03

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: HP DV6 no headphone audio

Plug the headphones in and post the output of

pacmd list-sinks

Also check the dmesg output after plugging them in to see what the kernel is doing.


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#3 2020-09-14 18:39:16

F_Sauce
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Re: HP DV6 no headphone audio

Hei!
Do you use PulseAudio or not?

Olav

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#4 2020-09-14 19:27:20

Kiwi Rider
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Re: HP DV6 no headphone audio

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Plug the headphones in and post the output of

pacmd list-sinks

Also check the dmesg output after plugging them in to see what the kernel is doing.

pacmd list-sinks
No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon.

dmesg gives no change (same things listed)

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#5 2020-09-14 19:31:06

Kiwi Rider
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Re: HP DV6 no headphone audio

F_Sauce wrote:

Hei!
Do you use PulseAudio or not?

Hi Olav,

It appears not to be running.  Maybe I should leave it that way! smile

I'd much rather have not have anything by Pottering on my system if I can avoid it! smile (but I did not remove Pulse, the system is as it was during install with a few packages I prefer to use added eg Waterfox and Xiphos)

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#6 2020-10-17 00:28:06

Kiwi Rider
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Re: HP DV6 no headphone audio

I've noticed other systems having similar issues as well, but this is the one I'd most like sorted.

pacmd list-sinks still reports "No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon". The Mate volume control applet lists "no appication is playing audio" even though Clementine and others work OK. I've noticed this on other machines as well, where I would like to be able to directly control the overall volume mix of some programs.

I'd happily look at alternatives to PA that have some of the features I'm interested in (being able to control audio/mix, especially where I have surround sound set up).

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