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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 17r. I believe this is a known bug,"", but I may be wrong. Any help is appreciated.

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For now, the best thing to do is to go into alsamixer (via terminal) and boost the sound of the "Speaker" volume. Don't know why this is so, it's dumb, but it works... until you plug a new audio device in.

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