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    Just purchased an HP Envy 17t-j100 Laptop with Windows 8.1 and Beats Audio. I played around with Win 8.1 for an hour, created my recovery disks and then wiped out the hard drive and installed OpenSuse 13.1 While the install went well, I find that only one speaker was working. I tried to do a search on this forum but couldn't find anything on Beats Audio. Has anyone that has an HP laptop found a solution to configuring Beats Audio with Opensuse 13.1? I should have kept Opensuse on here and waited for a reply from someone, but I restored Win 8.1 back to its original setup. I can re-install 13.1 if it would help in troubleshooting the audio.

    Hoping someone can help me,
    Joe

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    Default Re: Beats Audio

    Hello!

    I can't provide any comparative input data, but I saw this thread when googling 'Beats Audio Linux': http://www.linux.org/threads/beats-audio-on-linux.4443/

    OpenSuSE 13.1, KDE 4.11.5, 64bit
    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, AMD FX8350, MSI GeForce GTX 760, RME HDSP9632, 16GB HyperX Kingston DDR3, Samsung 840-Pro SSD 128GB, WD Desktop Black 1TB, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 750GB

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    I found this thread to be quite helpful. Hdajackretask, as it is called in openSUSE, is part of alsa-tools-gui, so install that if it isn't already.

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    Default Re: Beats Audio

    I found several threads on the Ubuntu forum on how to use hda-jack-retask, so I installed alsa-tools-gui on my HP desktop which has Opensuse 13.1, but I can't seem to find alsa-tools-gui or hda-jack-retask. How would I find or start this program?

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    Use hdajackretask, not hda-jack-retask.

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    Thanks to everyone with their tips. I re-installed 13.1 on my laptop and was able to configure the audio using the pin connections. Now I don't have to put up with Win 8.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchorn View Post
    Thanks to everyone with their tips. I re-installed 13.1 on my laptop and was able to configure the audio using the pin connections. Now I don't have to put up with Win 8.1.
    What were the settings you used with hdajackretask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by logistiker View Post
    What were the settings you used with hdajackretask?
    1: Install hdajackretask from Yast, Software Management

    2: Open Terminal and type in hdajackretask

    3: Select the IDT 92HD91BXX codec (may be different on other models)

    4: Check the "Show unconnected pins" box

    5: Remap 0x0d (Internal Speaker, Front side) to "Internal speaker"

    6: Remap 0x0f ("Not connected" but is the under-display speakers) to "Internal speaker"

    7: Remap 0x10 ("Not connected" but is the subwoofer) to "Internal speaker (LFE)"

    8: Apply now, then test with your favorite audio program (some may not work due to Pulse reset, so find one that does, verify sound is coming from all speakers). I installed Vlc and vlc-codecs for my music videos.

    9: If it works, select "Install boot override" to save the settings to apply at boot time.

    Since then I've done a clean install with 13.2 and applied these same settings, and speakers are working.

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