efflandt wrote:I assume you checked your speaker wires and power.
It's a laptop so no wires. Power OK.
efflandt wrote:Did you do any updates that might influence that or use a different kernel, maybe without all the necessary modules? I had been playing around with different Linux distros before hitting Mint and when I updated Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10, I lost sound when I booted to the alternate old kernel, but it returned when I booted the new kernel.
No updates since have noticed problem. Don't really know what a kernel is(!)
efflandt wrote:One thing that inadvertently knocked out X sound was changing the hostname of mint by just changing /etc/hostname. I thought all I had to do for that to take effect was reboot, but it did not dawn on me immediately why I lost sound, because I still had the little sound before login. X uses network sockets and I also had to make sure that hostnames matched in /etc/hosts. Then sound in X started working again.
Don't know what "X" is. Haven't changed hostname or tampered with the etc directory.
Is there a way I can get sound back by restoring Mint, and if so, how do I do it?