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As the title says. The description is classical: the internal speaker works but plugging in headphones makes it go silent. I did try to install DKMS but it still doesn't work.

lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)


cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC269VC
Codec: Intel PantherPoint HDMI

I sort of suspect it has something to do with setting the options in


or maybe a kernel update from today because yesterday the headphones were working :(


following MarkPaskal's suggestion i get this (when the headphones are plugged in):

e.g. no more 'headphone option'

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Click the volume indicator and click 'Sound Settings' and make sure the headphones are selected like in this picture: – Mark Paskal Feb 7 '13 at 1:30
@MarkPaskal: that option has disappeared: see edit – user2413 Feb 7 '13 at 1:34
you should add how you solved this as an answer and accept it so it's easier to fix for the next person. comments can be deleted! – Mark Paskal Feb 7 '13 at 17:03
up vote 1 down vote accepted

that answer did it for me.....

So basically, you type:


to fire up a terminal

sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio

sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer

you reboot and it will work. The sound was too weak and a bit metallic initially but i could fix that by typing


in a terminal and tuning things from there... (i had tried to tune things with alsamixer before rm-ing pulseaudio but it was not working)

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