Audio Problem

Vinny Ray Vinny at
Mon Jun 9 04:42:48 UTC 2014

It is a stereo headphone jack.

The speakers I hook into it are very nice powered Altec Lansing speakers 
with a subwoofer.
These have always had a tremendous sound.
They worked perfectly with windows when plugged into the headphone jack.

They only stopped working after the installation of Ubuntu.
Even when I had both windows and Linux installed at the same time they 
would work when I booted windows, but not when I booted up Ubuntu.
Definitely a software problem.

On 06/08/2014 03:11 PM, Doug wrote:
> On 06/08/2014 03:20 PM, Richard wrote:
>> On 6/8/2014 9:35 AM, Vinny Ray wrote:
>> 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.
>> Two questions Vinny:
>> Is the external speaker plug so labeled or is it a headphone jack?
>> Are the speakers you are connecting self-powered i e they have their 
>> own power source that amplifies the signal.?
>> I suggest you borrow a pair of headphones and plug those in, if you 
>> can hear through them it means you need to connect self-power speakers.
>> Richard I
> If you need powered speakers--most likely--then I suggest one of two 
> solutions:
> 1. For pretty good sound, get a Logitech system, with two small 
> speakers and a
> subwoofer. that will cost somewhere around $40 or $50. Worth the money.
> (I have no financial interest in Logitech, nor do I know anyone who 
> works for them.)
> 2. For even better sound, get a hi-fi system with regular 
> floor-standing speakers.
> (Such speakers are hard to come by anymore, except the really high end
> for really big bucks. But if you go to yard/garage sales this summer, 
> you should
> find a pair. Always take the grill off and look at the cones. They 
> must not be
> tattered or ripped!  As far as the hi-fi amplifier, it seems that you 
> can always
> find a receiver at these yard sales. Two or three on any Saturday! 
> Sometimes
> one channel doesn't work, so you take your chances, but the price is so
> low you might as well throw out a bad one and go find another. One 
> advantage
> of getting a hi-fi system is that it has multiple inputs, and you can 
> play a
> CD player, a cassette tape deck, or even a record player thru it as 
> well as
> the computer. Or listen to FM radio, if you can stand it!
> I have done both, and since I have more than one computer, I have both 
> systems
> running. the hi-fi is really good, or course. If you go with the 
> Logitech, you
> might not want to put the subwoofer up against a wall--it enhances the 
> bass
> so much that I wound up running the input thru a 9-channel equalizer!
> --doug

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