I've just installed Mint 13 on my new Pavilion G6 and it's not making any noise at all. I installed all the upgrades and that hasn't fixed it. Audio software (VLC, MPlayer ect) hangs when I try to play music, firefox hangs when I play a video online and there is no login chime or anything. I've also noticed when I go Menu->Preferences->Appearance, I get a message saying
Unable to start the settings manager 'mate-settings-daemon'.
Without the MATE settings manager running, some preferences may not take effect. This could indicate a problem with DBus, or a non-MATE (e.g. KDE) settings manager may already be active and conflicting with the MATE settings manager.
Does anyone have any suggestions??