I am having a sound problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit on a Gateway 4530GZ (updates installed no proprietary drivers though)
The sound seems to be off when I restart the computer. I have checked the Alsa settings and all "seems" to be well there. And all of the updates for the Audio are installed too.
I have found that if I go to Sound Preferences -> Output -> and choose "Analog Output / Amplifier" and then switch it back to "Analog Output / No Amplifier" the sound works again.
The only software that I have removed were the default movie and music players as I use VLC instead. I don't know what to do other than attempt to create a script (my first script too by the way, am a total nub) that runs the above workaround at each startup. I would rather apply a fix properly rather than bandaid the solution together. Thanks for any help regarding this.