Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This is the most common problem. My headphone and speakers working at the same time. I need an option to switch between my headphone and speakers or at least mute speakers when I plug the headphone.

Card: HDA Intel Chip: Realtek ALC268

I tried lots of solution for the past 2 days. Nothing worked. Please help.

share|improve this question
What nonworking solutions did you try? – Nanne Nov 26 '12 at 12:20

In your terminal run alsamixer. Once in alsamixer use the left and right arrows to navigate to the speaker or headphone and reduce the volumes appropriately.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.