Today suddenly, I get no sound from my right earpiece while using headphones (it works fine without them). My headphones are not the problem either, I just tried them with my phone and they play from both ears just fine. In 14.04 there was a persistent problem with Ubuntu where I would never get any sound while using headphones, but I never found the solution to that and assumed they fixed it in 16.04. Is this still broken? When I first noticed it, I immediately tried to test the sound and got faint sound in the right speaker that didn't increase if I moved the balance towards the right, but shortly after that I got none at all.


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try to blow out the port with a straw and blow really hard.

  • You mean the jack? There's nothing in there, the plug goes all the way in.
    – faiuwle
    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:01
  • but there might be dust particles inside that prohibit the connection.
    – lucas c
    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:02
  • Hey, thanks, that actually worked. Didn't know that could happen.
    – faiuwle
    Nov 28, 2017 at 1:05

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