Same audio through laptop speakers and external speakers

By stubborn1234
Apr 25, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    I'm using a Packard Bell laptop, Windows Vista and a Realtek sound card.

    I've searched a lot to find how to NOT mute my laptop speakers when I insert something in the audio-out-jack.

    The next threads say it's not possible by the hardware:
    They're closed, so I can't comment on them.

    BUT when I dual boot to Ubuntu (using the same hardware), I can easily choose to mute the internal speakers, or the jack, or none at all. So why can't it be possible on Vista?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 22,264   +225

    You answered your own question... It's a software/OS issue. If Vista's Realtek options in the Control Panel don't give you the same options as in Ubuntu, you're out of luck
  3. stubborn1234

    stubborn1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh ok. I can live with that.
    Just some people (in the threads above) said "its impossible technically." and that it's a hardware thing.


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