alsamixer showed both Master and PCM volume levels at 100%.
I have done apt-get update & upgrade, and it shows I have the 1.0.10 ALSA driver (1.0.13 is available on www.alsa-project.org)
. However, 13 doesn't seem available as an .deb package (I'd rather try to install it via apt, instead of recompiling my kernel or such other tomfoolery. Sound *works* as of now, and I don't want to end up with a broken system because I didn't know what I was doing.) Does anyone know of a repository that has the latest ALSA driver on it? Also, I did a apt-cache search for userland tools, don't quite know if I have them or not as I couldn't find them.
Sorry, I don't have any multimedia cards to try out with my card reader, so I am unsure if that works or not.
Basically, if anyone can point me to a guide or repository to install the 1.0.13 drivers, I'll give it a try. If not I guess I'll have to live with my sound problems. Thanks everyone