So a few days ago my sound stopped working all together on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, and since then I did some tinkering with the drivers to try and get it going again.
I attempted to install pulse audio to avail, and also tried installing alsa-driver-linuxant-
To upgrade my asa drivers.
None of this seems to be working, so I am now attempting to refresh/reinstall the sound drivers completely.
I issued this command in terminal:

sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2.

The problem was that it could not find packages under my username.
So I then tried this:
sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
With these results:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
paprefs pavucontrol pulseaudio-module-zeroconf padevchooser paman
libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 pavumeter libglademm-2.4-1c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
alsa-base alsa-utils linux-sound-base
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/1345kB of archives.
After this operation, 2605kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package linux-sound-base.
(Reading database ... 181126 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-sound-base (from .../linux-sound-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package alsa-base.
Unpacking alsa-base (from .../alsa-base_1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package alsa-utils.
Unpacking alsa-utils (from .../alsa-utils_1.0.18-1ubuntu11_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up linux-sound-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ...

Setting up alsa-base (1.0.18.dfsg-1ubuntu8) ...

Setting up alsa-utils (1.0.18-1ubuntu11) ...

But still, I have no audio. Can anyone tell me how do just clear my system and start over or what I am doing wrong? I'm not getting sound or mic from anything.

Thanks for your help.