I've followed easily over a hundred threads about fixing sound problems and here I am, four days later with no sound.
I'm running 64-bit 11.10 and have installed it fresh six times now with a boat-load of problems and crashes each time.
These are my two recognized audio devices:
00:1b.0 "Audio device" "Intel Corporation" "82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller" -r02 "Intel Corporation" "Device 0012"
01:00.1 "Audio device" "nVidia Corporation" "GF108 High Definition Audio Controller" -ra1 "Micro-Star International Co., Ltd." "Device 2304"
The nVidia device is a video card with HDMI, and I can't uninstall or disable it.
I just want to use my crappy on-board audio.
Volume is always 0%, kMix has nothing on it, and whenever I open Multimedia > Phonon it quickly freezes and crashes shortly after.
This is my last attempt before I put this distro behind me for good.