Why won’t sound work properly in any version of Linux I install?

Abhijeet S April 26, 2013
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I am using a Compaq Presario CQ60 104-TU laptop and I have the same sound problem every time when I install any distribution of Linux. My laptop’s internal speaker doesn’t work but my headphones are working fine.

Is there any switching option between internal speaker and external speaker in Linux like in Windows?

In Windows I simply right click the speaker icon and select playback devices, then select default devices. I can’t find any option like that in Linux.

So, please help me resolve this problem ASAP!

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  1. Rohit Pandey
    April 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    may be problem with your sound card.......

  2. Rohit Pandey
    April 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    may be problem with your sound card.......

  3. ha14
    April 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Why no sound on my notebook Compaq presario cq42-207?
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=65797
    perhaps it can guide you

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    April 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I would suggest you to install Ubuntu Linux latest version as it supports the highest number of drivers and devices compared to other distos which are free. Also this is how you can change sound settings in Ubuntu : http://askubuntu.com/questions/158908/how-can-i-force-a-preferred-sound-output-device-to-be-used

    Also check : http://askubuntu.com/search?q=How+can+I+change+the+default+audio+device

    • Abhijeet S
      April 27, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Thanks Rajaa!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bruce Epper
    April 27, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Most likely your audio output is defaulting to the HDMI port. You can change this in the System Settings -> Sound option. How you get there depends on what distribution and desktop environment you are using. For example, in Linux Mint with Gnome you can either click on the speaker icon and select Sound Settings.... or go to Applications -> System Tools -> System Settings and select the Sound icon in the resulting window. The Output tab shows all available hardware devices for you to choose from.

    • Abhijeet S
      April 27, 2013 at 6:09 am

      thanks Bruce!!!!!!!!!!!1

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