Thank you, Nallen00!! I am a complete Ubuntu n00b, but my husband convinced me to give it a go (read: formatted my brand new laptop & installed Ubuntu when I wasn't looking). It's ok, I didn't want Vista anyway (<shudder>)

Anyway, I have an HP dv6 and my sound wasn't working, either. Your directions were easy to follow, I only got hung up once, and that was when I didn't enter the command correctly.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now my spiffy laptop is spiffier!