Audio Problem

Niles Rogoff nilesrogoff at
Sat Jun 7 21:40:17 UTC 2014

I had a similar problem. Try doing something like `aplay $(which aptitude)`
and see if static comes out of your speakers. Use alsamixer to make sure
your volume is on. I eventually resolved the problem by removing
pulseaudio, but you probably have a different setup than I

On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Vinny Ray <Vinny at> wrote:

> Thank you.
> Everything is up, mic is muted. I don't think its a settings problem.
> The audio works fine through the laptop's internal speakers.
> There is only a problem when I plug in external computer speakers into the
> external speaker jack.
> Its almost as if the external speaker output jack is no longer sending a
> stereo signal so when I plug in a stereo pin jack there is nothing.
> On 06/07/2014 03:12 PM, Richard wrote:
>> Vinny Ray wrote:
>> k, I have a full installation of Ubuntu now.
>> I still don't have any audio.
>> The built in speakers on my laptop work fine until I plug in my computer
>> speakers to the external speaker jack.
>> Nothing is wired differently than it was when everything worked
>> perfectly on windows.
>> I tried to find information on my sound card and came up with this.
>> Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 HDMI Audio
>> [Radeon Xpress 1200 Series]
>> I don't know if that is the info needed or not.
>> In system settings in "sound" nothing is muted, volume is up.
>> I am clueless.
>> It seems the audio stops as soon as it detects that I plug in external
>> speakers.
>> Any Ihelp isIn sound settings mute the microphone appreciated.
>> In sound settings make sure the microphone is muted (in some distros this
>> is automatic to avoid feedback), and check that the master and headphone
>> channels are up.
>> Richard I
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