Laptop Sound Issues
It appears Laptops do sometimes have sound issues. They are going to be addressed here:
One approach is to build the alsa modules yourself. If you want to have any hope of keeping your install halfway clean, then you need to get those files tracked by dpkg so we avoid conflicts when the modules are fixed. This utilizes the handy module-assistant package to automatically build alsa for you. There’s a simple solution:
sudo apt-get install module-assistant sudo m-a update sudo m-a prepare sudo m-a a-i alsa
Reboot and enjoy!