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I have a Toshiba Satellite L745-S4210. I did a full install of Ubuntu 11.04 from a CD. I don't have Windows 7 on the computer. My internal speakers work but the external speakers will not. When I say external speakers I mean the speakers on my desk that plug into the headphone jack.I have tried changing settings under the sound menu in system settings.

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 23:54

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Laptops usually only have one set of 'speakers'. By "Internal" do you mean your headphone jack? I had this issue with my laptop using 10.04. I would try the liveCD of 11.10 and install if it works. –  fixedit Oct 16 '11 at 0:33
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jjed Feb 2 '12 at 22:35

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Ubuntu 11.10 was released a few days ago. If you have no compelling reason to use the older version (11.04), I suggest downloading and installing 11.10. It is likely to be better equipped for your hardware.

Does this help?

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I like to wait for bugs to get worked out before I upgrade to the next version. I am new to Linux and I am still on a big learning curve. Other than the sound everything seems to be running well. –  Jason Oct 17 '11 at 13:04

Go into sound settings and try changing output to stereo headphones or similar

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I tried the settings and nothing helped. –  Jason Oct 17 '11 at 13:06

I had the same problem, post #8 in this thread fixed it:

rm -rvf ~/.pulse/
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Marco Ceppi Oct 26 '11 at 16:22

I had a similar issue that could be related and the same fixed might work.

Sound not coming out of speakers, only headphones, on laptop FIXED.

The speakers on my laptop Dell Studio XPS 1640 were not working after experimenting with several modules and models, I decided to give it a try on Windows (should've try it sooner, try it first if you are doing double boot), I was expecting them to work but they did not, which meant it was a problem in the hardware not the codecs, module or model.

The codec of my sound card is using on Ubuntu 11.10 is 'STAC92HD73', I added the following option to my alsa-base.conf file and rebooted.

add this at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

options snd-hda-intel model=no-jd

After reboot sound is comming out from both laptop speakers and headphone jacks (at the same time, but no biggie just go to sound settings and select 'analog headphones' for output when only listening to headphones), it seems the headphone jack-detection broke and that is why sound was not comming out of the speakers. Adding the no-jd (no jack detection) fixed the issue.

Hope this helps, it was driving me nuts for the last two weeks.

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