I have been working at this problem for the better part of a week with no avail. I figured I would ask you wonderful people for help.
My sound system, which is a Labtec Pulse 385 PC, will not play any sounds (with the exception of the start up sound) when booted from the HDD. All I get for sound output on the computer is "Dummy Output". I made sure the speakers worked, tried adjusting the alsamixer and read many a forum posting, but nothing seemed to work. I also read this document about troubleshooting sound, and I did everything it told me to do.
I attempted to boot from the LiveCD, and the sound worked! Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do from here.
Let me know if you need me to paste any output code.
A Linux Newbie