Originally Posted by rossdav
Greetings all - I have used Linux off & on over the past 8-10 years, and last fall went full hog (no windows partition left!) on my IBM/Lenovo T61P (model 6457-B51) and am currently running Fedora 12 64-bit. It's been SOLID since last October. I did bail to the NVIDIA driver and the video performance is fantastic as well for my work usage of this system.
I have sound through the internal speakers and also through USB headsets, so it appears that pulseaudio, hated as it is, is working fine on this hardware. However, I CANNOT get any sound through the speaker jack!
I also use a T61, and had similar problems.
Solved it this way:
open "System/Preferences/Advanced volume control" (this is on fedora 11, but should be same on fedora 12).
- select Alsa mixer
- go to switches tab
- select headphones (I suppose "Speaker" is already sellected)
It works for me using vlc, skype, audacity, flash in firefox, etc ...
NB: my Skype is set to use pulseaudio, so should apply to your problem too