Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have an Acer 5738G with Ubuntu 12.04, I modified the configurations to have 5.1 sound. It works, but my problem is that only my laptop speakers are detected as speakers in sound settings, when I plug in my system audio jack, Ubuntu detects headphones and ones that only have 2.0 sound.

So how can I make Ubuntu detect my system jack as speakers?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

for 5.1 you must have hdmi or 3 color jacks . 5.1 cant work with only 1 jack . if you have hdmi you can use it hdmi-supported sound sytem or you can a translater hdmi to your cable

share|improve this answer

In what shape or form did you modify your speakers? Did you internally upgrade your motherboard or did you add speakers around on the side of your laptop?

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.