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A friend has just installed Xubuntu on my laptop (ASUS Z92V). The laptop speakers work but there is no sound coming out of the headphone jack. I use the laptop as an internet radio, CD player and all, can anybody help?

PS I am not an IT expert, so please talk to me like you would to a 5yo!

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Try using alsamixer from terminal, and enable surround, or shared jack (sorry I had this problem with my laptop, and it is not here) with the M button. (You can use the arrow keys to go left-right.

Edit: I have the Duplicate Front. If you see this, then your problem can be solved. Duplicate front in alsamixer

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Thanks. Surround was already enabled and I can't see any 'shared jack'. Still no sound –  Marcello Jan 15 '12 at 23:07
    
Can you see Duplicate or something like that? –  gajdipajti Jan 16 '12 at 1:01
    
I've just had a look, I can see: master, pcm,front, surround, center, lfe, line, cd, mic, spdif, spdif d, beep and channel. All enabled –  Marcello Jan 16 '12 at 22:56
    
When I get my laptop back (after next week), I will check there, and post the results. –  gajdipajti Jan 17 '12 at 16:02
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There are some good audio debugging guides on the Ubuntu Wiki here

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