[ALC256 - Razer Blade 15 2018] Headphones not automatically detected

Bug #1807138 reported by Arne De Herdt on 2018-12-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running the command alsamixer allows me to manually increase the sound levels for the headset, and sound plays properly through them. This requires me to disable the auto-mute feature.
I haven't rebooted my system yet to see if this is permanent.
But the UI doesn't show the heaphones at all and only sends sound through the main speakers of the laptop.

➜ ~ lspci -nnk | grep -i -A7 audio
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a348] (rev 10)
 Subsystem: Razer USA Ltd. Device [1a58:2001]
 Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
 Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a323] (rev 10)
 Subsystem: Razer USA Ltd. Device [1a58:2001]
 Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
 Kernel modules: i2c_i801

➜ ~ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC256
Codec: Intel Kabylake HDMI

Using for example pavucontrol allows me to select the headphone, which are marked as unplugged, and I can play audio through them as long as I keep the application open.
If I reboot or close pavucontrol, everything is back to the original state and only the speakers work.

Additional Information:

➜ ~ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04

What I expect to happen:

When I plug in my headphones, Ubuntu and the UI should see them and automatically redirect all sound through them.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-42.45-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-42-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: olivar 8320 F...m pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: olivar 8320 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
Date: Thu Dec 6 13:02:14 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-11-21 (15 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Symptom: audio
Symptom_AlsaPlaybackTest: ALSA playback test through plughw:PCH successful
Symptom_Card: Built-in Audio - HDA Intel PCH
Symptom_PulsePlaybackTest: PulseAudio playback test successful
Symptom_Type: Only some of outputs are working
Title: [HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH, playback] Playback problem
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/31/2018
dmi.bios.vendor: Razer
dmi.bios.version: 01.01
dmi.board.name: DANA_MB
dmi.board.vendor: Razer
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Razer
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnRazer:bvr01.01:bd08/31/2018:svnRazer:pnBlade:pvr1.04:rvnRazer:rnDANA_MB:rvr:cvnRazer:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.family: 1A582001 Razer Blade
dmi.product.name: Blade
dmi.product.version: 1.04
dmi.sys.vendor: Razer

Arne De Herdt (olivar) wrote :
Arne De Herdt (olivar) wrote :

I've taken a screenshot of the alsamixer.
This configuration currently is the only way for me to get sound out of my headset and not the speakers:

* Enable master sound
* Enable headphones, and assign volume
* Enable speakers, but put volume to 0, don't mute
* disable auto-mute

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

What laptop model do you use? Upstream kernel driver has regular fixes like https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c?id=c1732ede5 (the one should be in the current kernel already though)

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - [HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH, playback] Headphones not automatically
- detected
+ [ALC256 - HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH, playback] Headphones not
+ automatically detected
summary: - [ALC256 - HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH, playback] Headphones not
- automatically detected
+ [ALC256 - Razer Blade 15 2018] Headphones not automatically detected
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for alsa-driver (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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