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I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port.

I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in windows with driver gui but couldn't find a way to do it in linux.

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You might receive better answers to this over at if you haven't posted it there already. – Paul Hay Jul 8 '13 at 15:51
@PaulHay I did not. I will also try there, thanks. – Etherealone Jul 8 '13 at 17:16
@Scott that is for windows. – Etherealone Jul 8 '13 at 17:54
This is a duplicate of… – Taegost Jul 9 '13 at 13:24
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I just manage to do this on my laptopt, using the mic input instead of line-in.

I did it by following the steps on this AskUbuntu question

I just had to download HDA Analyzer and run it as root:

wget -O
sudo python

Locate the right PIN node (more details about it on askubuntu) uncheck IN and check OUT.

Click on export to save a python script that will make this same changes when run, then add it somwhere on your startup scripts.

I manage to get sound out of my mic jack, but it wasn't pretty. You'll probably have it better since you're using line-in instead of mic.

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There are some issues about pygtk in that script for Arch, but managed to get it work and did the job. – Etherealone Jul 10 '13 at 10:01

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