QUOTE: "I have tried removing pulseaudio by the process given inviewtopic.php?f=48&t=3275 but still have no sound."
This may mean (and it is probbly the case) that you have not ALSA driver for your soundcard.
To diagnose the problem, you may type this command on Terminal:
If it tells you such things:
$ aplay -l
aplay: device_list:217: no soundcards found...
you are out of luck.
I got this message on may box, because I do not have any ALSA drives at all.
I have OSS4 drivers instead.
In a word, PulseAudio has nothing to do with drivers.
Whether you have it enabled, or not, it does not solve the problem of drivers.
What is more, you can even run PulseAudio with OSS4http://martinbaselier.wordpress.com/
ALSA drivers in Mint seem to be a problem, and it might not be easy to find an expert on ALSA or OSS4 on this forum.
I am not an expert on sound systems too.
In any case, this command may provide some useful information: