I got a computer that is on dualboot (Win7 and Ubuntu (14.04)).

Here is my problem. When I am on Ubuntu and I plug my headphones on, it works. BUT, when I'm on Win7, the HP aren't detected. I get no notification as such as "new device detected".


  • SONY Casque DJ pivotant MDR-V55.
  • Work with Win8 (other computer), Win7 (another PC), Ubuntu 14.04 on this computer.
  • Gold plated jack connector.


  • EliteBook 8540w
  • DualBoot Win7 Pro / Ubuntu 14.04


  • Have you got the correct sound card drivers installed, and is it functioning correctly, according to device manager? May 1, 2014 at 11:33
  • We need a bit more information before we can help you. Which headphones do you have? Brand and type? How are the connected? Through soundcard using a jack plug, or through USB? Have they worked before? If they are USB headphones, do you get a notification of new hardware found when plugging them in? As you can see lots of questions with way too many answers.
    – LPChip
    May 1, 2014 at 11:34
  • @RowlandShaw The sound card is working correctly. The spkeakers intergrated in the PC are functionning. May 1, 2014 at 11:35


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