Ubuntu :: External - Surround Speakers Connected To Laptop Not Working / Solution For This?

Oct 28, 2009

Im using Ubuntu 9.04 in my acer aspire 6930 laptop. Inbuilt speakers in my laptop is working, however the external or surround speaker system say 2.1 connected to my laptop is not working.. i just want to know possible solutions for this challenge..

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Jul 11, 2009

Well, the title pretty much sums it up. Whenever i plug in my external speakers, my laptop speakers continue to put out sound, which is good until i turn up the volume and hear rattling.

I am running ubuntu 9.04 64-bit 2.6.28-13 on an MSi GX620.

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Feb 17, 2010

I recently installed Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on my buddy's laptop. It's working alright, except when we try to plug the external computer speakers into the sound jack in the front, there is no change; it keeps playing through the onboard speakers. My friend and I are getting pretty frustrated because we use those speakers to watch movies with, and the onboard speakers aren't sufficient. If I need to provide any other info, let me know and I'll do so.

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Mar 1, 2009

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May 25, 2009

I am having intelG33 motherboard with hda soundcard realtex alc888 supporting 5.1 surround system. Using opensuse 11. I have successfully installed alsa drivers. But iam not able to get sound from surround and center speakers. Only able to get from front speakers.
When i used alsamixer. it shows me master and capture volume controls only.
Before alsa, I tried default sound configuration in my opensuse but didnt able to get surround even when I increased volume control for surround speakers to maximum.
Please help me... why im not able to get it working?
I am new to linux and getting used to it

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Jun 1, 2010

I looked around the settings on Ubuntu and I cannot prevent sound from being played on my laptop speakers when external (more powerful) speakers are plugged in. Windows automatically defers all sound output to the external ones as soon as it is plugged in.

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Aug 20, 2010

I am new to fedora 13. My problem is that I can not hear any sound from my laptop's internal speakers (that works f9 in windows--so no h/w probs!) but when I connect external headphones, everything is heard.I have tried several commands from various internet sources since past one week. I don't understand many of the commands that I have run, but that has somehow helped me to run media files and hear sound on HEADPHONES.

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Apr 3, 2011

I have a Lenovo ideapad z560 and have windows and UBuntu both installed on it. I have an External speaker which can be connected to the Laptop through the 3.5mm Jack. The speaker works Flawlessly in Windows System but in Ubnutu They Just Won't Work. I have Searched Almost Everywhere. But Couldn't Find a Solution. My Ubnutu Version is 10.10 Reading some other similar post, i have done this. Run this Command in Terminal.



here is the output:



Using Terminal Open this file for editing:


gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Insert this line at the bottom:


options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad(This will work if you have an Intel Processor, I Have Intel Core i5) Save. Close. Reboot. Go to "System ->Preferences ->Sound" and make sure the correct soundcard is default and adjust your profile on the hardware tab. On the output tab choose the correct device.

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Jan 2, 2010

I have a netbook (Acer Aspire One) I'm running Slackware 13. and usually, I prefer to connect an external monitor. When I switch my machine on with the monitor connected, the display is duplicated on both screens and since I just want the netbook's screen to be off and only see the display on the external monitor, I can doxrandr --output LVDS --off

Great! However, it's a hassle to do this every time I log in and I'd like to automate the process if possible. I did some googling and I found that if you want to automate xrandr commands, you can put a script in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ (see this). I wrote the following script to automate my xrandr commands and since the Xsession.d directory didn't exist, I tried creating it. The script was called 45custom-xrandr_settings, as the one on the RandR wiki is called the same.

# Check whether the external monitor is connected


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Jul 21, 2010

I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell Studio laptop for a few months now with no audio problems. Last night I was listening to music just fine, then put my laptop to sleep and went to bed. Today, I go to play music, and nothing comes out of the speakers. Both headphone/speaker jacks work, but when I unplug the headphones, nothing happens.

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Jan 8, 2011

The only problem I've had so far seems to be a common one but I haven't found a specific solution for a dell inspiron 700m. I have sound through the headphones but not through the laptop internal speakers. I've played with the alsamixer settings endlessly but no success, and I'm 99% sure that it's not an issue with the hardware or speaker wiring. I suspect I need to add an 'options snd-hda-intel model=xxxxx' line to alsa-base but not sure what argument to use.


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Apr 24, 2011

I've got an old Philips 5.1 surround sound system and I'm just wondering how to set it up.Everything's hooked up properly (I think) but it's journeyed to no avail. I'm actually wondering if it's possible. I haven't got a surround sound card. I simply have a twin audio RCA to stereo cable plugged into the sound card.I've set the hardware in sound preferences to Analog 5.1 Surround. Here's the contents of my /pulse/daemon.config


# This file is part of PulseAudio.
# PulseAudio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify


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Jul 24, 2011

In my dell xps 15 i have an onboard sound card which is 'Intel High Definition audio' code...

the problem is my sound system (Creative INSPIRE 5300) take input through three 3.5 mm jacks one for front right and left, one for rear right and left, and one for center and subwoofer.
In windows 7 when i connect each jack it asks me which device am i connecting and i can select each one accordingly. (the rear two speakers were connected to the mic in port of the system.)
now in ubuntu 11.04 i cannot configure the system to get the sound out through the 3.5 mm jacks.. i can select the sound device to get the sound out through the hdmi port but unfortunately i don't have an hdmi surround system.

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Jul 14, 2015

I want to display the image only on the VGA external screen. When I am connecting VGA cable, the image not displaying on the VGA external screen.

My notebook specifications:

- Lenovo G505s
- CPU: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD Graphics
- Video card: Radeon HD 8650G
- Operating system: Debian 8 64bit

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May 10, 2011

I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 which I would like to use completely with any Linux OS. I have tried to install Linux Ubuntu 10.04.1 but it appears that it doesn't recognize the external monitor and ends the installation. I have a clean hard drive that I could install but I do not know which of the two drives I should replace. I can only get into windows in safe mode and I would think this may have something to do with the problem, don't no.

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Jun 23, 2010

I connected my HP Pavillion laptop to a 1360x768 Vizio TV. On the TV it displays my laptop but on my laptop it has a black screen. How do I fix it so I can see my laptop screen on my laptop and on my TV at the same time?

I used to be able to do this with this TV as well as my friend's Samsung. I'm using a VGA connector. What should I do to have my laptop screen on my laptop and on my TV at the same time?

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Feb 14, 2011

I was wondering whether there is a comfortable small program that lets me manually switch on/off both my internal lapotop speakers as well as external speakers (connected via headphone jack), and control their respective volumes.I had this problem of the headphone jack not muting my internal speakers (solved), which had me realize it would be nice to be able to manually control that, enabling me to use it as a kind of surround.

I'm rather new to Ubuntu (using 10.04.1), but if there's an easy way to control this via terminal, I'd be, of course, very interested in that as well.

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Jul 10, 2011

i have problem to get my 5.1 surround sound card to work properly on Slackware 13.37 with example the Mplayer, Spotify or even when watching movie-clips at .....s. I have searched through forum but havent find any solutions to this problem.I have tested my sound card and it seems to work properly when executing "speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -t wav" in the terminal. I have saved the ALSA settings through "alsactl store". But like i said, it still doesnt work with explicitly programs like Mplayer or Spotify, it still plays the sound as 2.1 (stereo).

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Sep 12, 2010

I found out there is no way to install headset's own drivers. At least I am looking for a way to switch its 5.1 property on. Is there any way for it on ubuntu 10.04 with pulse or whatever works?

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Ubuntu :: Transferring Some Files From External USB Hard Drive Onto Laptop And Laptop Froze Up?

Mar 2, 2010

I was transferring some files from my external USB hard drive onto my laptop (running 64bit Karmic), and my laptop froze up for whatever reason.Everything on the screen stopped and the Scroll Lock and Caps Lock LEDs began flashing.Not knowing anything else to do, I hard booted off with the power switch.At this point, I was concerned if anything on either hard rive would be damagedI booted my laptop back up, and all seemed well until I trued to open my Documents folder.For some reason, Ubuntu will no longer open any folders at allI can't click on ComputerDocuments, Music, etc. When I do, a tab opens in the taskbar that says Opening folder. It stays on screen for about 20 seconds, and then goes away and the folder never opens.The weird part is if I open gEdit and try to load a file, I can see and get to everything.

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Nov 12, 2010

I installed Fedora 14 on a Toshiba Satellite L650-18X laptop. The on board speakers work fine but when I try to connect external headphones, the sound still comes from the on board speakers and not from the connected headphones. Also the microphone jack doesn't work.

As I searched the web for possible solutions I think the problem is related to the Alsa sound driver. I kindly ask if someone with experience could share details regarding the Alsa configuration for this particular sound driver in Fedora 14 in order to solve this issue.

For users whom wish to install the wireless driver on the Toshiba Satellite L650-18X, Broadcom offers great information on it's official site

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Here are the steps the user needs to perform in a terminal window in order to install the wireless driver :

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Dec 27, 2010

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on my Toshiba laptop. In windows everything is fine but in ubuntu if i plug in external speakers they do not work. Even when the external speakers are plugged in the laptop's internal speakers keep working. I searched for other forums but could not find a solution although many people seem to have this problem.

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Apr 30, 2011

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Nov 13, 2010

I have a 1TB external USB drive that I'm having a lot of trouble with.

First I created a 500G partition, then formatted it with ext3. That went as expected.

Then I tried to copy a large (~50G) archive to it, and at about 13G it just stopped. I was using "watch" to view the progress, and it just stopped suddenly. I left it for quite a while, to see if it was actually doing something, just slowly, but nothing.

I tried to kill the copy command, but it wouldn't die. I killed the parent processes, and it just kept moving up the process tree until init was its parent. I tried rebooting.. I got the message "system is going down for reboot now", then the first few messages of the reboot process, and then it just stopped at "unmounting local filesystems". Again, I left it for a while, nothing. I ended up hard booting it.

After rebooting, I recreated the partition, then tried formatting it. This time it started writing inode tables, then just stopped at a certain point. I think at 133/4001. Again, I left it for a while and it didn't move.

Again, I tried killing the process and it moved up the tree until init was its parent. Rebooting hung at the same place, and again had to hard boot it.

This time I deleted the partition and tried creating a small partition - 500M. mkfs formatted it as expected, and I was able to mount and write to the partition.

I deleted the small partition, and tried creating a larger one - 100G this time. fdisk created the partition just fine (and did not complain or report any errors through this whole process), but again mkfs gets stuck.. this time at 34/801 inode tables. I haven't been timing it, but I want to say it's been at least 10 - 15 minutes.

dmesg reports some drive errors, but I'm not sure what they mean code...

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Unable To Use External Speakers And Internal Mic

Sep 16, 2010

I had the problems with the external speakers not working in Ubuntu 10.04 on ThinkPad Edge (Intel), my friend advised to upgrade to the kernel and it . But!.. in those kernel version internal microphone is not working, though it works in 2.6.32-24-generic-pae.

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Sep 8, 2011

I have 10 dell 980s with centos 5.5 final on a closed network (I can't connect them to the internet).The internal speaker works but anything plugged into the front or back jack doesn't work.

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Mar 7, 2010

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Sep 26, 2010

I'm on an IBM Thinkpad X60. When I plug either headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack (whether on the docking station or the laptop itself), the laptop speakers aren't muted. I can hear sound coming from both simultaneously. I've tried editing the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf in all kinds of ways, my most recent attempt being to add the line:

options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad
but still with no success.

I'm using 10.04 with the 2.6.32 kernel. I tried installing the .34 kernel with no better results, so I switched back.

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Aug 7, 2010

I used mini-jackstick. I turned my speakers on, but still it just plays it with the internal speakers.

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Feb 14, 2010

Until recently, when connected my laptop to the stereo via audio out, i had sound coming only from the stereo. I don't know why and when exactly this happened, but now when the stereo is connected, i get sound from the laptop speakers and stereo speakers simultaneously.Is this a bug? I'd like to mute only my laptop speakers but haven't figured out how. I've tried every setting in "sound" or "audio" or whatever it's called in english, but to no avail.Any ideas how to turn off the laptop speakers?

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