RESOLVED (RE: Laptop speaker vs earphone)

Lion G. liontanker at
Thu Jan 11 08:46:12 PST 2007

Thanks everyone, and especially a big thank
to awesome Ariff Abdullah who solved it and
confirmed it was software-based on this laptop!

Lion Tanker wrote:
>In my previous many laptops, whenever I plug in the earphone, the laptop 
>would stop (and I would only hear music through the earphone)
>With my newest laptop (Acer Aspire 5050), the laptop speaker stays on 
>I would hear the same music in both the speaker and the earphone.

Ariff Abdullah wrote:
>Yes, it is done purely in software i.e the driver.
>Basically the hardware will notify the driver whether
>it can sense anything that is plug in or out, and the driver
>must be made ready to handle such situation: mute/unmute
>specific pin that connect to headphone plug or speakers.

Ariff will commit the extra check into 7-CURRENT,
so other users with Acer Aspire 5050 (or laptops like it)
won't have to suffer the confusion I did.


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