i have a audigy 2 zs soundcard in my pc,
mint found that card an on the alsamixer it is the default card and even if i go to "system / preferences / sound" there is the audigy and all settings are set on alsa...
and nothing is muted too...
but there is no sound =(
i dont know why...
i found this one with google
HOWTO: Audigy 2 ZS No sound? Partial sound? Bad sound?
1.First make sure that any on board sound is disabled in the BIOS.
2. Open System -> Preferences -> Sound and check that the default sound card is listed as Audigy.
3. Open up Terminal and type: alsamixer
The volumes below are based on my own setup with 5:1 speakers.
Check that the following have the volume set:
Master (about 74) Bass (set as you like) Treble (set as you like) PCM (about 74) Front (about 74) Surround (about 76) Center (about 74) Audigy A(nalog) (press M on your keyboard to turn it on)
Hopefully you will now have sound!
but this howto does not help =(