I have been using Ubuntu on a PC for several years, but still consider myself as a new comer to Linux. I recently came about this distro and tried it. I prefer Mint over Ubuntu for the interface and it seems to be a little faster. But unfortunately I could not get the sound (other than login and logout) to work.
I tried changing the sound server in the sound applet. Ubuntu worked with Pulseaudio selected but not Mint.
I then installed Mint on another, more recent PC (Dual boot with Win XP, installed as a Window application). No sound on that PC either.
PC #1: PIII,1 GHz 512MB, 40GB-HDD, onboard Intel sound (running Ubuntu 8.10, tested Mint with Live CD only)
PC#2: PIV, 2.3GHz, 1.5GB, 120 GB-HDD, Dell Soundblaster Live (Win XP, Mint 6 installed as a windows app)
The other problem with PC#1, (it was same with Ubuntu 8.10 ) the screen resolution appeared stuck at 800x600 but the screen/GFX card (nvidia Quadro2, 32MB) is capable of 1024x768. I can't remember what I had to do to get the resolution fix for the login screen and then the main screen. I had to edit the x configuration file to get compiz to work.
Net result, I am back with Ubuntu until I can resolve this sound problem.
Your help to resolve this is appreciated
P-III, 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB-HDD, nvidia Quadro2 32MB