I have an HP7946 PC with polk audio speakers. These are supposed to be driven by a small amplifier which is mounted in the rear of the base unit.
Following a severe disk crash, I've had to reload the machine completely (XP SP2).
Un-amplified Sound comes out of the green connector, but nothing comes oot of the orange connector.
Now heres the funny thing, If I use a Knoppix Boot CD, Linux works OK through the Orange connector. (I guess this means that all the hardware works and is all wired correctly).
I've been onto HP Help online, and following a soccer games worth of chat, they suggested I buy some amplified speakers and plug them into the Green Socket. Whilst this does work, I've not really been too satified with that solution.