I never used Ubuntu before. I just loaded Ubuntu onto my Dell XPS One 2710 All-in-One
Intel i5 CPU
Intel 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (driver = snd_hda_intel)
Everything works fine except there is no sound from the speakers (no system sounds, no web video sound, no Spotify, nothing).
I've looked online, investigated a few things, and collected the following information:
Sound Settings: "Speakers - Built-in Audio" is the only device for sound output, and they are selected, not muted, and output volume is maximum. The only profile available is "Analog Stereo Output". When I use the "Test Speakers" button, no sound results.
If I plug headphones into the computer, I can hear the system sounds, web videos and Spotify on the headphones.
When I ran the pavucontrol program from the terminal, the "Output Devices" tab shows the Port as "Speakers." There is also a "Headphones (unplugged)" option in the dropdown menu. If I change the port to "Headphones (unplugged)," THEN THE SPEAKERS WORK, I can hear the system sounds, Spotify etc.
This solves the problem until I restart the computer, at which point I have to re-run pavucontrol again and make the same change.
How can I fix this so that the computer restarts with the speakers enabled, so I don't have to manually run pavucontrol and reset the port? It seems like there's a setting or driver issue.