Laptop speaker vs earphone

Ariff Abdullah ariff at
Wed Jan 10 22:14:48 PST 2007

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:30:23 -0500
"Lion G." <liontanker at> wrote:
> Hi all, I have a weird question.
> In my previous many laptops, whenever I plug in
> the earphone, the laptop speaker would stop
> (and I would only hear music through the earphone)
> With my newest laptop (Acer Aspire 5050),
> the laptop speaker stays on no-matter-what.
> I would hear the same music in both
> the speaker and the earphone.
> I'm using Ariff Abdullah's snd_hda driver on 6.2-RC2.
> The driver reports:
> pcm0: <ATI SB450 High Definition Audio Controller> mem
> 0xc0000000-0xc0003fff  irq 16 at device 20.2 on pci0
> pcm0: <HDA Codec: Realtek ALC883>
> pcm0: <HDA Driver Revision: 20061210_0037>
> Another piece of info:
> The microphone hole has both the microphone symbol
> and the SPDIF symbol on it. Apparently the laptop
> uses the same hole for both plugging in a stereo microphone
> and plugging in a SPDIF device.
> Also, none of the items in the mixer helps:
> they raise or drop both the speaker+earphone volume simultaneously.
> I'm out of ideas. Has any one seen something like this?
> Thanks all!

Hmm.. weird.. I'm puzzled...

Send your _verbose_ dmesg :)

Ariff Abdullah

... Recording in stereo is obviously too advanced
    and confusing for us idiot ***** users :P ........
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