I just installed Mint 14 on my pc and I'm really starting to like it. But I'm having a problem with the sound. I can only get sound from the left channel. I have checked the channel slider and it is correctly set up, and when I move it to just right channel I can barely hear the output.
When I boot into Win 7 I it all works perfectly.
Can anyone help me with this?
That's a bit unusual. Might help if you indicate the hardware involved. I haven't had any problems with sound on my desktops and my laptop, but I'm using modern boards purchased the last couple of years, and half of them are Intel-powered. Intel is better where Linux is concerned. I had problems with sound trying a motherboard with a Via cpu and SiS sound. Your best bet is to google "linux " or "ubuntu " (note the space), followed by the precise motherboard model, for instance mine is an asus E35M1-1 (*not that I recommend it), followed by " sound problem" or " left speaker". That's the sort of thing I do when I had the occasional hardware difficulty, but honestly with my new Intel-powered H67H2-M2 board I ain't had a single problem and am enjoying 5.1 surround sound via S/PDIF using Linux Mint Nadia Xfce. I also had a problem-free install on my Intel-powered Lenovo Thinkpad R61, although some people on this forum have reported the odd one-of problem.
Maybe somebody on here knows a thing or two about Alsa configuration and can help you work some magic with the config files. I tend to expect hardware to work right the first time with Linux, and if it does not, then my preference is to sell it on Ebay and buy something that does work right the first time with Linux. But some people are more patient and know more about how to delve into the inner workings, even kernel modifications and so on.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.