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I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Studio XPS 16 and the headphone jack isn't working. The internal speakers work fine. I have tried a lot of suggestions from different posts, but none of them work.

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Could you give us more details about what you tried? Otherwise we won't have a clue what to suggest. – Gerhard Burger Jan 8 '13 at 12:41
Did you try running amixer from the terminal and unmuting everything? – Gerhard Burger Jan 8 '13 at 12:44
Like I posted a few minutes ago: install pavucontrol and see if you can use the settings in there to get it working. – Rinzwind Jan 9 '13 at 22:02

Try doing the mute button and then push it again. This happens to me too. That should work ,I think.

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