I realize this question has been asked before, but i'm yet to find an answer that helps me, so I guess I'll have to ask it again.
Hi! I'm a new Ubuntu user, first time in Linux switching from Windows, running Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial?) I have a laptop which of course, has built-in speakers and an audio jack, I have a couple of headphones plugged into it at all times, since plugging them and unplugging them would wear out the port, and in Windows this is not an issue, since I can just go to the sound control panel and software switch which device outputs audio.
Homever, in Ubuntu that does not seem to be an option, when I plug the headphones in, the OS will recognize them as built-in audio, and I'd like to know how I can fix this, I already tried installing a software called "sound switcher indicator", but I was not able to go trough with that because I'm missing the authentication key, and I don't know where to get it.
Other than that, the other threads I've found seem to only say it's not possible, or to get an external sound card, which of course I don't think is necesary considering I did this on Windows with no problems.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the tired old question, but I'd definitely like to solve this issue. And i'm kinda lost.