I kind of have a problem. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound seems to be fine. I can play videos etc. The trouble I have is the indicator-sound applet shows as a speaker with three hyphens as if it is in mute. The slider to turn the volume up/down looks like how you would expect it to be if it was muted. But I have sound.
I want to fix this so I can use that slider for what it is meant for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know the exact details of my sounds card. All I could tell you at this moment is it is onboard sound on a Gateway DX4860 (tower).