I have an Asus G73JW laptop which has an internal subwoofer built-in. Currently, the system detects the internal speakers as a 2.0 system (or I can change do 4.0 is the only other option). I found a bug report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/673051 which discusses the bug and according to them a fix was sent upstream back at the end of 2010. I would have thought this would have made it into 12.04 but I guess not?
I tried following the link given at the very bottom to install the latest ALSA drivers, here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules however I keep running into an error when trying to install:
sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package linux-alsa-driver-modules-3.2.0-24-generic E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-alsa-driver-modules-3.2.0-24-generic'
I believe I have added the repository correctly:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa [sudo] password for codyloco: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: This PPA will be used to provide testing versions of packages for supported Ubuntu releases. More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/ppa Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.7apgZoNrqK --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv 4E9F485BF943EF0EABA10B5BD225991A72B194E5 gpg: requesting key 72B194E5 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: key 72B194E5: public key "Launchpad Ubuntu Audio Dev team PPA" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
And I also ran an update as well (followed the instructions on the fix above).