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:

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

export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3 && LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype