Originally Posted by pshriver7
pixellany: i am using linux mint9, lucud lynx version. we have looked at the gui settings and that does not help. I can not open alsamixer in terminal and have been told it has something to do with the intel headset i have, apparently there is very little support for it. I have been working on this for weeks and I'm getting really frustrated with the whole thing. Also, why do i have to post everything at least two times, because my message is three characters short? ... any help i can get on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the Gilda Radner quote, I need to remember that right now.
What happens when trying to run alsamixer?
Can you run any of the alsa utilties? (type alsa and then hit tab a few times to see what is displayed) Have you tried using sudo when running these commands?
What do you mean by the "Intel headset"?