I am getting no sound out of all flash media: youtube, ytmnd, twitch.tv, anything. When checking the sound system utility, it does not recognize that there is an application trying to play sound at all. A quick test here
shows that it is not a problem with my browser (chromium) being able to interact with the sound card. Additionally, Youtube is especially broken and will restart after 2-4 seconds (usually the former) a couple times. I have also tried chrome and firefox, and they have the same issues and even worse problems with Youtube; usually giving the "An error occured" message after restarting the video multiple times. It is also worthy of note that ads on other sites will restart too in the same manner (because I'm pretty sure their source is some Youtube video somewhere).
The main culprit is that I have recently installed ALSA. I will be the first to admit that I am not the most competent at using Mint (yet), and it wasn't the cleanest installation, so I might have forgot some necessary step there? That being said, I have tried almost every help on the subject. I have: reinstalled alsa-base, made sure the correct sound card was set as default, and tried everything on this
page that seemed even remotely relevant. I can give more information on my system, but at this point I'm just really frustrated and have given up trying to bash google for an answer to this.
Running Maya, 64-bit, Flash 11.2 r202, ALSA drivers 1.0.24, ALSA library 1.0.27