I’ve been searching the net trying to figure out why I wasn’t getting audio of any kind on my laptop after installing Linux Mint. For future reference (and for anyone else who stumbles upon this) here’s what fixed it:
- Open Volume Control (Double click on icon in menu bar)
- Click ‘Preferences’
- Check “External Amplifier”
- Go to the newly visible “Switches” tab
- Uncheck “External Amplifier” there.
- Crank some music.