Question on audio output
#1
I just received my pinebook and I'm enjoying getting used to it, so far I'm using the installed Ubuntu/Mate system.

There are two aspects of the audio output that I wonder about.

1) low volume
2) speakers stay on when I plug in headphones.

The volume function buttons are working, but the highest volume is not loud enough
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#2
(07-19-2017, 07:59 AM)cootcraig Wrote: I just received my pinebook and I'm enjoying getting used to it, so far I'm using the installed Ubuntu/Mate system.

There are two aspects of the audio output that I wonder about.

1) low volume
2) speakers stay on when I plug in headphones.

The volume function buttons are working, but the highest volume is not load enough


Be sure to update your pinebook software to the latest image;  there are many fixes.

Also, make sure that you get the  latest  asound.state  file from the repo ;  this alsa file contains fixes to some of the audio difficulties including activating the mic(s).

I have amplifier speakers for my pinebook;  as with any computer, they enhance the listening experience;
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#3
>> MarkHaysHarris777

>> Be sure to update your pinebook software to the latest image;  there are many fixes.
>> Also, make sure that you get the  latest  asound.state  file from the repo ;  this alsa file contains fixes to some of the audio difficulties including activating the mic(s).

OK. will do

>> I have amplifier speakers for my pinebook;  as with any computer, they enhance the listening experience;

I have an O2 headphone amp and also play through my 80's vintage stereo. I will be researching a portable boombox to mate with my pinebook.
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#4
(07-19-2017, 09:20 AM)cootcraig Wrote: >> MarkHaysHarris777

>> Be sure to update your pinebook software to the latest image;  there are many fixes.
>> Also, make sure that you get the  latest  asound.state  file from the repo ;  this alsa file contains fixes to some of the audio difficulties including activating the mic(s).

OK. will do

>> I have amplifier speakers for my pinebook;  as with any computer, they enhance the listening experience;

I have an O2 headphone amp and also play through my 80's vintage stereo. I will be researching a portable boombox to mate with my pinebook.


simple phone wired computer speakers work well, but you might also research|try bt speakers ;  wireless solution
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#5
I haven't yet tried the asound.state update, but I use this shell script to turn on or off my internal speakers when I want to use headphones:


Code:
> cat spkr

#!/bin/sh

case $1 in

off)
   amixer -q set "External Speaker" mute
   ;;
on)
   amixer -q set "External Speaker" unmute
   ;;
*)
   echo "syntax: spkr on|off"
   ;;
esac
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#6
(07-19-2017, 10:20 AM)brentashley Wrote: I haven't yet tried the asound.state update, but I use this shell script to turn on or off my internal speakers when I want to use headphones:


Code:
> cat spkr

#!/bin/sh

case $1 in

off)
   amixer -q set "External Speaker" mute
   ;;
on)
   amixer -q set "External Speaker" unmute
   ;;
*)
   echo "syntax: spkr on|off"
   ;;
esac


quite right !   ... very good;  thanks for posting !
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#7
(07-19-2017, 10:20 AM)brentashley Wrote: I haven't yet tried the asound.state update, but I use this shell script to turn on or off my internal speakers when I want to use headphones:

Nice work Brent Wink

If you're interested in sound switching, I have this script which is basically the same as yours, and this one which I need to get back to, which when left running in the background, should disable/enable the speakers in response to the headphones insertion/removal. Stage two is to change it to a systemd service so it is a bit neater. Wink
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