Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to fix headphone jack and cam in Ubuntu on Asus A52J

After I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Asus A52J laptop, I had two issues
1. The sound wouldn’t play through headphones when I plugged them in.
2. May webcam was upside down in Skype.

I found the answers in these two forum posts:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1612004
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1460790&page=12

Headphones problem
1. Create file /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf, and enter the following:

options snd-hda-intel model=ideapad

2. Reboot (or reload snd-hda-intel)

Skype cam problem
To fix the cam in Skype, create a bash script in your home directory

#!/bin/bash
export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3 && LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
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