Skype / Listening via Headphone

Next I installed skype-static. I used this package because I do not want to have all KDE-libraries and their dependencies on the box (I normally avoid KDE apps).

Doing a Skype test call led to a next issue: The speakers did not mute when a headphone was plugged in. According to

root@lulu:/home/bavn# lspci | grep -i audio
Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)


root@lulu:/proc/asound/card0# grep -i codec codec#0
Codec: Realtek ALC262

dmesg told me:

hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC262, trying auto-probe from BIOS...

As a workaround configure the model parameter of the snd-hda-intel driver:

root@lulu:/home/bavn# tail -1 /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
options snd-hda-intel model=fujitsu

Since this is active, hda_codec no longer complains about unknown model. The speakers are automuted as soon as the headphone jack is plugged in.

BTW, this is skype It works well with the builtin video device of the Lifebook E8410. dmesg says:

uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device OEM Camera (046d:09b2)



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