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I recently shifted to Ubuntu. I am very happy to be a part of ubuntu family,but now I have a problem. My beats audio speakers connected to my laptop are not working. I am using hp ENVY dv6 laptop. So please help me to solve this problem

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Try with installing sound driver packages sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-firmware-loaders alsa-oss alsa-source alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui alsa-utils alsamixergui alsaplayer-alsa alsaplayer-common alsaplayer-daemon alsaplayer-esd alsaplayer-gtk alsaplayer-jack alsaplayer-nas alsaplayer-oss alsaplayer-text alsaplayer-xosd libsox-fmt-alsa alsa-base. Reinstall the present ones. – user224082 Dec 27 '13 at 17:33

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This was done in my own HP envy and this process works on all HP laptops containing beats audio.


Install hda-jack-retask from . Download this small application according to your version of Ubuntu. After the completion of download, install the app.


After the app is installed, go to the terminal and type hda-jack-retask which opens the file. Open app using terminal


At the top, in codec section, select IDT 92HD91BXX codec.

This code varies with various models. Check it STEP 4

Check the “ Show unconnected pins” at the right side. STEP 5

After this, you will see different types of unconnected pins of your sound driver. You have to map these pins to the right part of the beats audio drive. Care must be taken at this point.

You can see there are various types of pins. We are not aware about these things. Even I don’t know

what I am doing and is confusing. BUT do not worry at all.

You just have to play on three pins. They are 0x0d , 0x0f and 0×10.


Go to the section having pin id : 0x0d .

Change (Internal Speaker, Front side) to “Internal speaker”.


Go to the section having pin id: 0x0f.

Change (Not connected) to “Internal speaker”. This part is about the under-display speakers.


Go to the section having pin id: 0×10.

Change (Not connected) to “Internal speaker (LFE)”. This part is about the sub-woofer.


You are finally done with those pin settings. Apply it now. You can test with some sound. Check whether all the speakers are producing desired sound. The settings must be done as in following picture.

Do as it is


If everything is all right, install boot override from the bottom right side and restart your device.

Finally you must have sound with beats audio. Enjoy the sound and music. Also plug in the headphones, it must disable the external sound when the headphone is plugged in.

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I had the same issue with my HP Pavilion DV6, and solution is probably the same:

Open the terminal, type sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and add the next line:

options snd-hda-intel model=ref

where ref is Your laptop model, typed in the same order as your default hostname during installation of ubuntu.

Mine for example was:

options snd-hda-intel model=HP-Pavilion-DV6-7031tx

Then, restart the device and see if it works. If not, here is useful solution on how to do that, but I do not know if it will work on Your model.

Beats audio driver for hp dv6-7040tx

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The only solution that I have found so far is to retask the audio using "HDAJackRetask" which is part of the "alsa-tools-gui" package.

This worked for me on my Pavilion DV6 7014NR running ubuntu 15.04 x64.

You can follow this tutorial, simple and fast & graphical way:

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