Since I'm trying to really understand what's happening with what I install, would you mind briefly clarifying what each of those packages does, or pointing me to something that would?
Also, I installed the packages, restarted and then typed:
and I don't hear anything but I see:
sudo aplay sound.wav
Playing WAVE '/home/adam/downloads/sound.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Edian, Rate 32000 Hz, Mono
sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio"
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97Audio Controller (rev 03)