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This is a problem on many Dells. If you go to the Linux Laptops website and look at the guy's webpage who is installing Gentoo on a Dell Inspiron 1300, you will see he has the same problem. I'd post a link, but I haven't reached 5 posts yet, so I can't Anyway, he can't find a solution for it either, and neither can I. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
When I was using my onboard sound chip with kde I used the sound mixer "Switch" option and had an option to turn off/on "headphone jack sense" (or something like that) which alternatively muted/unmuted the built in speakers, maybe your sound mixer has the same thing for your particular sound setup.