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Currently I have 3 sets of stereo PC speakers. I have successfully rigged two of them together to output in 5.1 (ish) through RealTek's HD audio manager which can emulate the center channel. One is plugged into the green speaker port (front) and the other in the black port (rear).

My problem is the third set, which is plugged into the gray jack, clearly labeled "side". There is no sound output from this jack, in movies, games, or realtek's speaker testing utility. Obviously I am trying to turn 5.1 into 7.1 by adding these speakers. Any thoughts on how to make this work, without shelling out $300 (which I don't have) for a home theater system?

I've tested the side speakers in another port and they work fine, so it isn't the speakers.
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If nothing is coming out of the jack then it's not a problem with the speakers, but the software.
 
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Whoops I am an idiot. Sound settings > playback > properties > levels, for some reason the Side speakers level was on 0. Lost a couple hours of sleep over that.
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