Linux – Just one side of the headphones work (Arch-Linux)

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I'm using Arch-Linux on my Laptop (Thinkpad E470) and tried to hear music with my Teufel Massive headphones. I can hear just with the left side, the right side seems to be not working. I've tried the headphones with my smartphone, and they work. Has anyone an idea what I could do to hear with both sides?

Thank you for answers!

Best Answer

  • When this happens the likely issue is that ALSA's left right balance is set wrong.

    You can adjust this with the textmode program alsamixer as well as in a graphical application like kmix.

    Determine if the left and right are balanced 50%-50% on Master, Headphones, (or front if plugging into your speakers) and PCM