No Automute with headphones plugged in, realtek hd audio


I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo XI2528 Laptop ( with Realtek hd audio alc883 soundcard) and installed openSUSE 11.1 yesterday.
if its important: i updatet to kde 4.2
Everything is fine now , but there is one problem: When i plug headphones in, i hear the sound also from / trough the Laptop Speakers, wen i use kmix to mute them, i dont hear any sounds from both, i would need a option to control them separately.

I found many other threads about this problem but most thread are “dead”, the author doesnt reply or there is no solution.

Please help me, to get out of this problem :wink:
Atm im 16 years old,… so please dont make any complicated examination or so… and my english is not native, im born in Austria.

If you tell me to run some commands, it may take a time caus my laptop is not always here.

It would be grat to have a solution for this annoying problem, because all other thinks with opensuse 11.1 work fine.

Im sure, oldcpu will find this thread :slight_smile:

There is a possibility kde-4.2 is causing this problem, but that may not be the case.

It would be helpful if you could provide more information on your laptop.

Please, open a kde konsole, and with your Laptop connected to the internet, type “su” (no quotes - enter root password when prompted) and type the following command to run a script:/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shThe first time it will likely only update itself. So type it again a second time so that it will examine your hardware and software audio configuration. It will upload that configuration to a web site, and it will give you the URL address of that web site. Please post the URL adderss here. Just post the URL address.

Please also let us know which audio software you have installed. You can do that by also typing in a kde konsole, one line at a time:rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

Thanks for the reply, atm i cannot access my laptop so i will provide you some general hardware information. As soon as i can, i will post it.
Situation under windows: with th ‘realtek hd audio’ river/software installed, it immediately dedects a plugged in headphone and a window pops up to acitvate it.

The hardware is in original state, except a new harddisk was built in.
So these links may be helpful:

Notebookcheck: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2528
AMILO Notebook Xi 2528 - 17-inch high-performance laptop with discrete 3D graphics - Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Thanks, but the outputs from the previous post are needed. I looked at the specs and it notes HD-Audio, but there are many different types of HD-Audio and the settings needed for each tend to be different. The diagnostic script, should provide the needed hardware detail, (and also needed mixer info ) and the other commands should let us know what software you have installed that is also relevant.

Here it is, hope it helps

linux-eo7v:/home/gng # rpm -qa | grep alsa
linux-eo7v:/home/gng # rpm -qa | grep pulse
linux-eo7v:/home/gng # rpm -q libasound2
linux-eo7v:/home/gng # uname -a
Linux linux-eo7v #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
linux-eo7v:/home/gng # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd-hda-intel model=auto
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
# u1Nb.A9PSA6Qd3a2:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
linux-eo7v:/home/gng #

This appears to be a tough nut to crack.

The laptop has an Si3054, and there is very little information available on that. Its not listed in the ALSA-Configuration.txt file, nor in the HDA-Audio-models.txt file. A search of the alsa web site has only little mention of it: Search results for si3054 - AlsaProject none of which mentions headphones.

The very first thing I would do is remove the line “options snd-hda-intel model=auto” out of the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file, and restart the laptop. No where that I have read suggests that line should be there. Why was it inserted? Did you find a reference somewhere for the Si3054 stating that line should be added? I searched, and could find no such reference.

So I would remove it, restart the laptop and test.

If you find that line is essential for basic sound, then put it back, but IMHO it if is not necessary for basic sound, it should be removed. It could make things worse instead of better.

If at that point, things have not improved, post here and I can give you some commands for updating to the latest cutting edge alsa version (1.0.19) in case that might help (although by searching, I found no reference indicating that might be of assistance).

I just looked again, and realized I missed the fact that this laptop also has a Codec: Realtek ALC883

Hence this is fixable. A user in another thread noted they had success with an amilo, and it made me think I had missed something in the diagnostic script. So I checked again, and sure enough, there is an ALC883 in your Amilo.

I note these options from 1.0.18 alsa’s config file (alsa-configuration.txt):

	  3stack-dig	3-jack with SPDIF I/O
	  6stack-dig	6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
	  3stack-6ch    3-jack 6-channel
	  3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
	  6stack-dig-demo  6-jack digital for Intel demo board
	  acer		Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
	  acer-aspire	Acer Aspire 9810
	  medion	Medion Laptops
	  medion-md2	Medion MD2
	  targa-dig	Targa/MSI
	  targa-2ch-dig	Targs/MSI with 2-channel
	  laptop-eapd   3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
	  lenovo-101e	Lenovo 101E
	  lenovo-nb0763	Lenovo NB0763
	  lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
	  lenovo-sky	Lenovo Sky
	  haier-w66	Haier W66
	  3stack-hp	HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
	  6stack-dell	Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530)
	  mitac		Mitac 8252D
	  clevo-m720	Clevo M720 laptop series
	  fujitsu-pi2515 Fujitsu AMILO Pi2515
	  3stack-6ch-intel Intel DG33* boards
	  auto		auto-config reading BIOS (default) 

So there are many different options that can be applied.

Try changing the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file to:

options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo-ms7195-dig
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
# u1Nb.A9PSA6Qd3a2:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

and restart the PC’s alsa sound driver with: su -c ‘rcalsasound restart’ and restart the mixer and retest the sound/headphone.

If “lenovo-ms7195-dig” does not work, you can try one at a time each of the other model options, restarting the alsa driver and checking sound / headphone functionality each time.

If that does not work, we can look at updating alsa to 1.0.19 and then trying the various model options again.

Apologies for the mistake (missing the ALC883).

i tried the first solution you posted,… and its WORKING now, thank you very much !

Thats GREAT ! Congratulations.

But in truth, you should post on the following thread:
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 2550 Sound problem - openSUSE Forums

and thank user stipi69 in that thread. :slight_smile:

I was too “thick” and “slow” (it comes with the stubbornness of old age :rolleyes: ) to initially realize his solution was applicable to you (but instead of applying it to “alsa-base” you applied it to “sound” which I believe is a more appropriate openSUSE way to do it).

no problem,… i posted in the thread now