Audio Same audio through laptop speakers and external speakers

stubborn1234

TS Rookie
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:
techspot.com/vb/topic140707.html
techspot.com/vb/topic130170.html
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?
 

Tmagic650

TS Ambassador
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
 

stubborn1234

TS Rookie
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.

Thanks!