[PLUG] Headphone plug broken on my Acer box running Ubuntu

Gurminder sgurminder at gmail.com
Thu May 14 10:35:20 IST 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Parag Shah <adaptives at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an Acer 6930 running Ubuntu 8.10 . Sometime back my headphone plug
> broke inside the jack, and I am having a hard time getting it out. The
> hardware guy out here says he might have to open the motherboard, and I am
> a
> bit apprehensive about doing that.
> Here are some options I think I have (I need some advise on which of them
> might be best on a Linux system)
> 1. Bluetooth headphones
>    How easy are those to configure on Linux, are there any brands that
> work/don't work? Unfortunately I cannot try them before buying them.
> 2. USB adapter
>    Will a USB-headphone jack type adapter work on a Linux system?
> 3. USB Headphones
>    Do these work out of the box on Ubuntu? Are there any preferred brands?
> Which of these options would you suggest?
>  Try Motorola S9 for Bluetooth. Take your laptop to the store and test it.
They always have a demo piece.


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