a linux tip from a n00b

If, like me, you have an ASUS machine using CONEXANT audio, and after installing linux your headphone jack is dead, here’s what I did to get it to work;

in a terminal (using kate as an example, you may have gedit or another editor, so use its run command);

sudo kate /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

it will open the alsa-base configuration file. add as a last line this;

options snd-hda-intel model=ideapad

Save and restart the machine, or log out and back in again, and you’ll now have a functioning headphone jack, that works like it’s supposed to. :)

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