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No Sound on Toshiba Chromebook 2

asked 2016-02-06 11:41:17 -0500

amaurer gravatar image

updated 2016-02-06 13:42:03 -0500


I just got a Toshiba Chromebook 2 essentially by following this guide.

During the Fedora 23 install I had to manually add a root and swap partition to get the computer booting, so that's fine, but there was one pesky thing left over once it started booting -- there's no sound. Sound works fine through the HDMI port, just not through the built-in speakers. There is a fix for Ubuntu and Arch Linux, using a modified asound.state file, found at the bottom of the webpage above.

My question is: does anyone know of a fix for this, or does anyone know where I could get started to figure out what's wrong?

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answered 2016-02-08 12:00:40 -0500

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Check out James Fu's answer here:

You need a copy of the chromebook's default asound.state file. Turn off alsa, copy that to the correct location, and edit the pulseaudio file telling it to turn off speakers when headphones are attached. Works like a charm!

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