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Getting Headphones Sound to Work in Debian on an iMac

Sep 04, 2020

After desperately searching for a solution to the Debian install on my old 2012 iMac not producing sounds through the headphone jack connected speakers, this provided the solution:

To fix this problem, you have to load snd-hda-intel module with model=imac27_122 option. To do this, create a new file (if similar conf file for snd-hda-intel module exists, use that one) for example /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf with following content:

options snd-hda-intel model=imac27_122

and reboot, that’s all.

I tacked my onto alsa.conf