sound problem on Windows after installation Ubuntu alongside it

Discussion in 'Linux Audio / Video' started by mohammadreza, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. mohammadreza

    mohammadreza New Member

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    I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 & updated all drivers in Ubuntu .then ,when I return to windows speaker works properly BUT when I plugin headset or headphon or even handsfree to laptop is not working anymore !!!!!
    I check everything !! :-(
    help me please.
    Thanks

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  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    This is odd. Ubuntu should not do anything to Windows. I wonder if this is a Windows issue, or if it is something with Linux.
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  3. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Active Member

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    3 main possibilities:

    -It is a Windows problem (Windows 8 updates itself silently by default, some updates can make your system misbehave).

    -Your headphone jacks are troubled.

    -Unlikely bios settings.


    This issue has nothing to do with Linux.
  4. MikeyD

    MikeyD Active Member

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    Most likely Windows as Devyn and Yesyes mention, although depending on how you partitioned your drive when you made space for Ubuntu you may have written over a driver/firmware that controlled your audio jack.

    1.) Does audio work on Ubuntu?

    2.) Did you defrag your drive before partitioning?
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    It would be a hell of a bad luck to have specific driver files overwritten by partitioning that missed their fragmented spots...

    But it's true that parted/gparted sometimes corrupt files of a fragmented Windows disk when you didn't split it with Windows itself.

    For dual boot, in this case, the safest option is partitioning with Windows, unless the drive is perfectly de-fragmented (doubt it).

    Anyway, if audio is working on Ubuntu, as MikeyD mentioned, you will be able to recover its function in Windows.
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  6. mohammadreza

    mohammadreza New Member

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    Thanks a lot .Audio works on Ubuntu but when I restart and use audio in windows sometimes it doesn't work .

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