An almost paradoxical audio problem

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  1. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    So, I'm having a really, really strange problem with my PC's audio. Normally, I'd know how to fix this, since I got my A+ certs not too long ago, but the nature of the problem is just so...odd.

    Let me explain. I use two main partitions, one with Windows 7 and the other with Ubuntu 12.10. In Windows, there's an audio problem where I have to push my speakers into the jack and continue to apply pressure to it before any sound plays. Sounds like a hardware problem, right? Something to do with the jacks? Well, I'd think so too, but...the problem doesn't exist on my Ubuntu side.

    I never have to push the jack in on Ubuntu. The audio just plays. It's so thoroughly bizarre!

    Anyone else experience this? I'm wondering just what's going on, myself.
     
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    Hmmm; I remember when my headphones started cutting out sound: I had to shift the plug around and apply pressure pretty much most of the time. I got a new pair of headphones, though, and that seemed to fix it.
     
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    Yes, but this particular problem is just so utterly strange. It SHOULD be a hardware problem, except that it works with a different software (Ubuntu).
     
  4. trumpet-205

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    A driver problem? What onboard sound is that?
     
  5. reprep

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    just try a different set of speakers, or simply a headphone.
     
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    Does Ubuntu have detection these days "something just got inserted into the blue jack, what was it?"? You should be able to disable it in Windows too.
     
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    I keep reinstalling the drivers, but to no avail.

    The onboard sound is for the MSI 790GX-G65.

    I have also tried other speakers and headphones, as well as two different jacks. In the other jack, sound doesn't come on at all (though it does for Ubuntu).

    Edit: I am unclear as to your meaning, Sensei Fast. Do you mean to say that Plug and Play is at fault here?
     
  8. calmwaters

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    Did you try going into the Playback Devices options and setting the default listening device to your headphones? I hope Windows is reading it as a sound device.
     
  9. trumpet-205

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    Realtek ALC889. You download audio driver from Realtek, not MSI correct?
     
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    Maybe a good fix would be to call a psychic medium to take a look on that pc...
     
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    Not so much plug and play but the autodetection, my guess was detection might be being done by a spring/end of the socket thing rather than a resistance test or something. By holding it in you are making the test work where ubuntu might not have such functionality and just pipe things directly into it.
    I only have the soundmax option selected in my BIOS right now but it is pretty similar for others and somewhere in the options will be an autodetect switch.
     
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    ....Aaaaaand Trumpet saves me for the second time this week. Yep, I had forgotten to install the manufacturer's drivers. I guess it's because the Microsoft drivers were working so well for all that time. Thanks, Trumpet!

    Thanks to you, too, Great Sensei Fast. I think I understand the nature of the problem more now.

    I have forsaken my training! Now I must repent by fixing 300 computers before dawn! :P