I bought a used laptop on Craigslist (a Toshiba Satellite M115), and promptly wiped the drive and installed Ubuntu 11.4 (Natty).
(This was a big deal for me, since every computer I've ever owned [20+ years' worth] I've built from scratch. So buying a system that was built by someone else was... challenging.)
Unfortunately, I'm having issues with the sound. The internal speakers don't seem to work at all, and the headphone jack gives me VERY quiet audio. While I'm 95% positive I heard sounds in Windows before I installed Ubuntu, now I'm doubting myself and I'd like to check the physical speakers.
On my desktop this would be a cinch... I've got half a dozen devices around the house I could plug them into to verify that the speakers themselves are working. However, I'm not sure how to do this with the laptop speakers.
In general is it possible to physically test the speakers on a laptop? If so, where should I begin?
Edit: Just to clarify, I'm at the point I need to physically test the laptop speakers. As in, I need to open the laptop and get access to the connecting wires. I have experience splicing cables together, but I've never worked specifically with speakers. How would I go about testing them to see if they are good?