How to re-enable Beats speakers and sub woofer after configured Windows 8/Ubuntu dual boot? (445 Views)
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gdubz
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How to re-enable Beats speakers and sub woofer after configured Windows 8/Ubuntu dual boot?

HP ENvy DV7-7240us

Windows 8 / Linux Ubuntu Dual Boot

 

No Sound through two front Beats speakers or sub woofer both operating systems after installed Ubuntu 12.10 as dual boot.

 

Is there a way to at least re-enable the Beats speakers and sub woofer in Windows 8 when I boot on that OS?  I am using the UEFI as the boot manager by hitting ESC / F9,  and not GRUB2 (Linux).

 

I did update to "BIOS" (UEFI) F.22 concurrently with the dual boot...possibly this has something to do with it?

 

I would like to keep the dual boot,  but the loss of the Beats speakers is kind of a deal breaker,  and virtualization of Linux seems to be buggy in its own right.

 

I tried re-enabling the sound through right clicking on the speaker icon in the tray, and configuring Playback devices.  The  only option available is IDT High Definition Audio Codec.  Is there another device listing for the Beats speakers that I am missing?

 

Only other minor issue with the hardware I am aware of is only on the Linux side, that being no pinch to zoom on track pad, which I try not to use anyway.

 

Thank you.

 

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CherylG
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Re: How to re-enable Beats speakers and sub woofer after configured Windows 8/Ubuntu dual boot?

Have you tried resetting BIOS settings to default? Enter BIOS by tapping/holding F10 key immediately after powering on.Reset to Default settings, usually tap F9,check bottom of screen for correct key.Save & Exit.


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