First off thank you for your reply. I appreciate it, but that thread is well over a year old and is referring to Gutsy. Most of the posters refer to installing kernel from gutsy backports, but I am using mint 7 x64 rc1 though the situation is the same in 32 bit version of mint so I don't see that advise as helpful. I looked through the link and nothing is relevant to my particular issue. can anyone provide me with help?
I can say i dual boot this laptop with sidux and with the .30 kernel sound works flawlessly in sidux, but i think that is more to do with newer version of alsa.
but can anyone explain what the hell is going on? I mean I am loving mint, but this is a pretty annoying issue. thanks in advance for any help you can provide.