A few months ago I switched from WinXP to Mint 6 and was super pleased as newbie to find everything worked out the box (huge improvement on the last time I tried out linux some years back
Now, suddenly last weekend (9/10 May) all sound disappeared (ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe integrated sound card...Realtek AC97 I think). I have checked all the pulse audio settings and don't see anything untoward and the output doesn't seem to be muted.
The PulseAudio volume meter shows activity when I play music, but I get no sound at all from the speakers. When I boot to windows, sound is normal.
I'm really stumped. I have been searching the net and haven't come up with anything (except for checking the mute status). I don't think I changed anything on my system, except to allow the mintUpdates to install. Any ideas? Could something in the mintUpdate have messed up the system? How can I troubleshoot this?