Originally Posted by WickDaddy
Nothing I do seems to work. Should I uninstall pulse audio?
The other way around. I've read lots of messages with sound issues. Some of them have been resolved by installing alsa and removing Pulseaudio and some the other way around. What I find common is that following the support of one over the other works.
I don't see where you did anything to try to configure Pulseaudio. I'd suggest investing the settings there to be the best start, since it's installed by default on your distro.
What do you get when you check the sound configuration by clicking the Speaker icon near the clock. You can also get there by clicking the power button -> System Settings -> Sound.
You might have more than one hardware sound device. Check the one you have selected by default and run the test option and see if it works there.
-- L. James
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