My desktop has a cheap pair of USB logitech external speakers. I've just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and the speakers no longer work. My sound comes from an Intel chipset on the motherboard, and I am getting sound through audio jack to my monitor speakers, but even with the Ubuntu sound and the monitor sound control at maximum, I can barely hear it. I'm older and getting a bit deaf.
I have tested the sound and I'm not getting line out sound, although the monitor does have a separate attachment through the sound jack. My sound is coming through through the HDMI/Display Port 2--GF119 HDMI Audio Controller.
I have set the Ubuntu System Control for sound to more than 100% and have achieved audible sound.
Can I revive the USB Logitech speakers which did work for me on Windows XP, or should I just put them on the shelf?
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