Beats Audio

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,


I can’t provide any comparative input data, but I saw this thread when googling ‘Beats Audio Linux’:

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.

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?

Use hdajackretask, not hda-jack-retask.

This is very usefully for me :

fast weight loss pills, how to lose weight, slimming pills,cha de bugre

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?

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.