On Sun, 2006-12-31 at 01:49 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> So, I buy a pair of earphones so that I can continue watching
> while my wife sleeps, and I find that when I plug them into my laptop,
> the sound disappears! When I unplug it, the sound comes back on from
> my laptop speakers. I looked into the Volume Control and tried
> twiddling with 'alsamixer', but cannot figure out which control to set
> to get the sound into my earphones.
You also might try the earphones with another sound source. Plugging in
earphones (or external speakers) turns off the built-in speakers for my
laptop and a couple of external speakers I'm familiar with. It's a
feature. Could be that either the earphones are bad or they have a
built-in volume control that happens to be set to off.
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