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I've installed Ubuuntu 8.10 on my asus laptop. I'm getting sound from my speakers, but when I plug in a speaker into the integrated soundcard, the speakers stop working(obviously) but I'm not getting any sound from the speakers either. The sound card worked on xp. Does anyone have a clue how to fix this? Thanks.

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Try going to the audio control panel (speaker icon at the top right in panel) and see if some/or all of the controls are muted.

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