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I've got an ASUS N76VZ laptop with openSUSE 12.2 but I found that the subwoofer that came with the notebook doesn't work when I plug it in.

This sbwoofer is a special ASUS subwoofer plugged in with a smaller jack on the right side of the laptop. AFAIK N76VZ uses Intel hardware (it's powered by an i7) for both video and audio.

lspci returns, among all

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)

In Windows 7, it works fine. I'm pretty sure that this is a driver issue, but I'm not very familiar with notebook audio in Linux. Also in Windows when I plug the sub in, a tray notification informs me "a jack has been inserted". This comes from the standard ASUS/Intel driver that came from drivers DVD (when I unpacked the notebook I first formatted it with vanilla Win&Linux)

Any help?

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How does the subwoofer plug in? Does sound work properly otherwise? –  Charles Nov 6 '12 at 20:45
    
Subwoofer is plugged in in a non-standard yellow plug on right side of notebook. The rest of the sound works fine in Linux. I'll try to search for a few photos or videos about the sub –  djechelon Nov 6 '12 at 20:47
    
youtube.com/watch?v=aLwECXAVpE0 cable is on the right. It's slightly smaller than normal audio jacks, so it doesn't fit regular headphone jack –  djechelon Nov 6 '12 at 20:49
    
Do you see anything in the syslog when you plug it in? I'm expecting not, if it's really just a funny audio jack. –  Charles Nov 6 '12 at 20:50
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YaST only shows 1 device to choose. When I try to go to KDE Mixer settings I find a selector for primary output, if I choose headset connector the audio stops working until reboot (if I connect headphones to the appropriate hole they work) –  djechelon Nov 6 '12 at 21:05
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