Hello! So here's the deal: I'm running Linux Mint 5 /XP on a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4666. If it weren't for the following problem, I would abandon Windows all together. This would make me one happy guy.
brandon@Bowie ~ $ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC861VD Analog [ALC861VD Analog]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
So that's my sound card. In previous versions of Mint, I was able to get sound to come out, it just wouldn't mute the speakers. With Elyssa, which is Hardy based and beautiful (excellent job all), I have no sound at all no pops or clicks when plugging or unplugging. The jack works fine in Windows. I have the latest ALSA drivers. I've tried the solution proposed on this thread (which is excellent and probably helpful to many)
If anyone has any ideas, it would be hugely appreciated! I'm still a bit of a newb, so details would be great. Thank you so much!