Headphone vs Line Out help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by eliburak, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. eliburak macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2007
    I just got a Mac Pro and my old Altec speakers work fine from the headphone jack. When I plug them into my line out jack however, all sounds (except for the mistake chirp) come out of my internal speakers.

    Any ideas? All help is appreciated.
  2. cgc macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2003
    This is a bug in OS X. You need to go to the Sound Preference Pane and select the output you want to enable (line-out). I have a USB headset and when I unplug it all sounds default to my MacPro's internal speaker instead of my line-out (external speakers). Annoying to say the least. I use a program like http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26839 but don't remember the exact name (not at home computer).

    This is similar to the problem of having audio out of both the internal speaker and the line-out simultaneously while booted into Windows XP SP2 via BootCamp and something I wish Apple would fix.

    Edit: Here's mention of the Windows XP issue http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-66803.html

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