It’s been awhile, but I’ve decided to get back into using Suse as my primary OS! I’m almost there, only a few minor issues to work out remain. One of these issues is with my audio drivers.
My audio is working for the most part. I have sound coming from both my speakers and the front-audio jack. When I plug headphones into the front jack the audio is muted; however, unless I unmute the audio I won’t get any sound from my headphone jack. The volume is shared. How can I give headphones a separate volume control? Or just completely mute my speakers when I have headphones plugged in.
Using alsamixer, Headphones are disabled. Which seems odd.
Thanks for your response oldcpu! Sorry about my tardiness, I had assumed the forums would notify me.
I’m not looking for anything special. I want my speakers to be muted while using my headphones. Unfortunately, sound comes through both at the same time. I do not want sound from both at the same time. Alsa knows when I plug in my headphones as it will mute my sound (muting audio output from my headphones and speakers). Hope that helps!
Sound through my speakers works
I plug in my headphones
Sound is muted, no sound coming through speakers or headphones
I turn up the volume
Sound comes through both
speakers and my headphones (which I do not want)
Thanks for the clarification. Typically sound coming from BOTH speakers and headphones at the same time is a clear indication of a problem with either the configuration of the alsa driver, or code within the alsa driver itself.
I note that your hardware audio codec is a VIA VT1708S. Since your post there have been other users complain about the VIA VT1708S with openSUSE with threads
You could support the thread, providing your information. Note you can log on to bugzilla with your openSUSE forum user name and openSUSE forum password.
I’m reasonably hopeful that problems with the vt1708s will be fixed, as the openSUSE sound packager (Takashi Iwai ) is also an alsa driver developer, and if anyone can fix this, he can. Note when he asks for alsa-info.sh on a system he means run the diagnostic script:
and then post the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt as an attachment to the thread (and then clear the ‘need info’ flag).