Linux on a HP Pavilion zv5255us
I have recently decided that I am sick of fucking around with Windows at all. So, I installed Ubuntu. Surprisingly, it actually worked better than Windows XP and many times better than Vista. My only problem is that I could not get my headphone jack to work. My speakers worked under the ALSA drivers that Ubuntu 7.10 installs, but the headphone jack gives me nothing, and I use that every day while I'm at work. No one at my job would enjoy listening to Baroque era opera. I think they would rather have a root canal. I have a HP Pavilion zv5000, with the actual serial number being zv5255us.
That all being said, I am a newbie on Linux and Ubuntu. When I say 'newbie', I mean I've used it for two days. Before that, barely heard of it. Everything works on my laptop except for my headphone jack. Below is the specs of my laptop from hp.com. Any help would be appreciated. And if anything is posted, please try to keep my ignorance in mind? Please? I know nothing of Linux, except for the fact that it's free and I somehow got everything working except the headphone jack.
US Product number - PF146UA#ABA
Microprocessor - AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+* with PowerNow! Technology
Microprocessor cache - 1 MB L2 Cache
Memory - 512 MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256 MB) at 333 MHz
Memory max - 1280 MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256 MB, 1 x 1024 MB)
Video graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
Video memory - 64 MB DDR (dedicated)
Hard drive - 60 GB (4200 RPM) hard drive
Diskette drive - External USB floppy drive available for customers via hpshopping.com or local retailers; $25 off purchase price for US customers only (before taxes, shipping & handling) reimbursed via HP mail-in rebate.
Multimedia drive - DVD+R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
Display - 15.4-inch WXGA High-Definition Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display
Fax/modem - Integrated v.90/v.92 56 KB modem (RJ-11 connector)
Network card - Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless connectivity - 54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM/SpeedBooster support
Sound**********************16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio; internal Harman/Kardon speakers; AC audio link; volume control button and mute button
Keyboard - 101-key compatible
Pointing device - Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC card slots
* 1 Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)
* 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
* 1 Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
* 1 headphone-out
* 1 microphone-in
* 1 VGA (15-pin)
* 1 TV-Out (S-video)
* 1 RJ-11 (modem)
* 1 RJ-45 (LAN)
* 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
* 1 notebook expansion port
Dimensions 11.18 inches (L)(w/out hinge) to 11.59 inches (L)(w/hinge) x 14.25 inches (W) x 1.8 inches (H)
Weight 7.9 lbs
* Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
* Power-on password
* Accepts third-party security lock devices
* 120W AC adapter
* 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
I was wondering if it was the ALSA drivers in and of themselves, because I can press the buttons on the front of the laptop all I want, and it doesn't do anything, but if I change the volume inside of the Rhapsody Multimedia player (I think that's what it's called, but I could be wrong) that comes in Ubuntu, I can change the volume and what not. That doesn't really bother me at all, except that the headphone jack doesn't work.
Please help me and forgive my ignorance.