I had sound problems when I first started Mandriva Linux on my Compaq machine. It has an AC '97 embedded chip for sound.
1. Go to all
the sound GUI apps in susie and make sure the volume is turned up to max on all
2. Make sure none of the controls are muted, the little "light" on/off radio buttons are sometimes confusing to whether they're on or off.
3.Check on board sounds and see if you get a sound at "startup and shutdown"
4. Check headphone and see if you get sound through a CD player.
5. Make sure outboard speakers are powered up if using USB powered speakers, if not shutdown the PC and try another USB and restart the machine.
6.And my final suggestion, one that you will appreciated if you get it working because of the great quality of the sound is, load all the ALSA sound controls packages available to susie. Run the ALSA configuration file from the command line. Go back and make sure all
your sound apps are using ALSA if given the choice.
7. Go to a forum specically for susie and ask questions and then go to http://www.alsa-project.org/
for answers to specific ALSA questions.
Hope this helps, try the ALSA if at all possible, it's fantastic !