I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. My HP has Beats (cue groans of pain, as it's just a gimmick).

In 12.04, I used hda-jack-retask to fix it. However, as far as I can tell he has not updated it to work with 14.04. Is there a different tool out there to get Beats to work with Linux?


Please have a look at:

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Note: as of Ubuntu 13.10, hda-jack-retask is part of alsa-tools.

Just install the alsa-tools-gui package from the regular archive and start hdajackretask.


Source: HD audio related stuff

So simply open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and run:

sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui

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