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Mepis 11 on ASUS K52J. Speakers will not mute when the headphones are plugged in. Various other small problems with audio too. Much Googling pointed to a patch found here: http://www.linuxant.com/alsa-driver/als ... ll.deb.zip This works on Mepis 8 but breaks sound completely on 11? I conntacted Conexant and they told me to update my kernel? Can anyone help?


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We need a litle more info.
Are you running 32 bit or 64 bit M11?
Check Kinfo and post the kernel number.
How much memory is in the machine?

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You can try a 2.6.39 Liquorix kernel in the community repo, or a 3.2 kernel in squeeze-backports (backports.org)

The ALSA sound drivers are built into the kernels, which is why they suggested an upgrade. Newer kernel=newer drivers.


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Sorry, been away...........

Zeeone, 32 bit Kernel: 2.6.36-1-mepis-smp 8Gb RAM

Stevo, Is upgrading the kernel to the one you suggest going to wreak havoc with my machine? I use it for work so can't afford to be down for long.


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Keep the standard 2.6.36 kernel as well. A new kernel just adds another line to the GRUB initial boot menu, so the old one is good to keep as a backup.

Be aware that if you are using proprietary ATI or Nvidia drivers, you will have to rebuild them after a new kernel install, unless you're using a dkms version of the driver which does that automatically after the linux-image and linux-headers packages for that kernel are installed.

The kernel developers and those that build the kernel try not to wreak havoc :). The 2.6.39 kernel in the community repo has had a lot of good reports about it.


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Thanks Stevo, upgraded the kernel and all is good! Sound is now as it should be. However SMB4K is not working?


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I have to admit I have no experience with SMB4K...anybody else have any?


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smb4k queries should be started in a new thread.

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Hi!
I have a variant on the same theme. Plug in the headphones and they are ignored. Sound goes through built-in speakers anyway. Had the same problem with my previous Xubuntu installation. I shifted to Mepis because it is much lighter on this oldish laptop (compaq presario cq60-130eo).
OS is 2.6.36-1-mepis-smp. A check with lspci gives me that an Intel Corp 82801I (ICH9 family) HD audio controller (rev 3) is detected.
Hardware specifications tell me that there should be a "3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated" under the hood.
Can you help? Would be great for me (and my environment) if I could get that headset socket working. :-)

Installed Mepis today btw and I love what I've seen so far.

Best regards
Erik


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We used to suggest building a newer set of ALSA drivers from the alsa-source package, but that seems to be broken with recent kernels. The other fix, adding and booting a newer kernel from the community repository or squeeze-backports, still applies. The newer drivers in the kernels have tweaks and fixes for various newer audio chipsets.


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