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Hi, complete noob here. I am running a dual boot system with Gusty Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) and am trying to use my Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 speakers but am getting nothing. Everything is fully updated as far as I can tell, the speakers work when I boot into Windows (I needs my gaming), and when I plug my old stereo speakers into my front audio jack they work fine. I see myself using Linux quite a bit as time goes on and would like to be able to listen to music while I do so.


I do not need the actual 5.1 settings (that is really just for games), if I could even get just the front two working I would be happy. I really do not want to end up needing to plug in a second set of speakers just for Linux.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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One of the most common things is that you haven't setup the volume in ALSA, so it might be that. Try opening a shell and run the command alsamixer.




As you can see my "Master" is 100. You should use the up and down arrow keys to alter it. Then try playing a sound, hopefully it should work. Note you press the "Escape" key to quit alsamixer.


Hopefully that is all thats wrong here. It should store the volume levels between reboots.

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are you absolutely sure that no channel is muted in alsamixer ? press 'm' to mute or unmute and scroll all the way to the right of the mixer to see all channels.




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