I'm still new to linux (like super green. one would say mint green ). I installed Mint8 (Helena) on my HP Touchsmart tx2 with the provided "main" iso and I've run into a few problems. Focusing on what I know, I wanted to share my sound problem as it seems many are having my same issue but a few nights in google have brought me several solutions, none of which worked.
When i first install Helena out of the box the sound works perfectly. The mute, and volume up/down buttons on my laptop work perfectly. When I do the recommended updates (132 after a new install) my sound completely stops working. I've tried various options after the updates in my root/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file at the end. (Tried model=auto, model=toshiba, dell, hp, etc etc etc..)
Its clear that it is related to the updates, but with little to no linux experience I'm not sure where to look shy of installing each package individually. I am more than willing to help nail it down, just wanted to know if someone with more knowledge would be able to help me narrow my search.
my Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)