Generic AIO, micro ATX mobo, AMD A6 APU, Simple “American Megatrends” BIOS. Only one audio mic jack, basically a tablet nailed to a large screen, originally running Win 7, previously Ubuntu 18, currently Z 15.3.
Recently upgraded to Z16 and back again to 15.3.
Under Win 7 sound from built in front speakers worked.
Failed under Ubuntu but eventually worked around using ASLO unmute setting. That was about 3+ years back so memory is hazy now.
Currently head phone output and mic work under Audacity using appropriate jacks. Audacity settings at both DEFAULT and PULSE work with both input and output. Likewise desktop sound speakers work using output jack.
However built in speakers fail.
Settings > sound show normal screen – ie NOT DUMMY.
Line out = built in Audio // analogue stereo output.
Test speakers: icons turn from black to blue but no sound.
snd_hda_intel / advanced micro devices / fch Azalia controller / Realtek codec / snd_pcm / snd_rawmidi
I know this is a Ubunti issue rather than pure Zorin so have searched forums under FOSS, Ubuntu ( and Forum Zorin)
I have tried usual suspects; adding lines via command terminal,un mooting ALSA.
I have also tried talking sweetly, bribery and swearing at it.
Still no sound.
Following a suggestion from A Zoring to @zabadabadoo I installed pulse audio control, it shows speaker unavailable.
That confuses me.
Several image below for extra clarity
A just in case you were wondering; the built in speakers are clearly better quality than desk top, a few hours on a head set hurts my head. we are on the cusp of a 10 day Chinese New year break, I want to catch up on films.
Any help greatly appreciated - seems you are the expert here Zaba, I’ve read most of your posts!